PGA Tour Stays in Las Vegas for Another South Korea Event | Sports

by | Oct 12, 2021 | PGA

Course: The Summit Club. Mileage: 7,431. Par: 72.

Prize money: $ 9.75 million. Profit share: $ 1,755,000.

Television: Thursday-Sunday, 5-8pm (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Jason Kokrak.

FedEx Cup leader: Sam Burns.

Last week: Sungjae Im won the Shriners Children’s Open.

Notes: For the second year in a row, the CJ Cup in South Korea will be held in Las Vegas because of the pandemic. It was in Shadow Creek last year. Shadow Creek is now hosting the LPGA Match Play. … Nine of the twelve players on the US Ryder Cup team are on the field. Daniel Berger, Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau are missing. … Justin Thomas is on the field, playing for the first time since he and caddy Jimmy Johnson split up. Jim “Bones” Mackay works for him now. … Dustin Johnson still hasn’t won this year and didn’t qualify for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Johnson missed the CJ Cup last year with COVID-19. … Those in need of a sponsorship waiver included Rickie Fowler for the second straight year, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, and Gary Woodland. … Sungjae Im won in his 50th career start and 100th career start on the PGA Tour. … British Open Champion Collin Morikawa is a member of the Summit Club. … Morikawa, Fleetwood and Xander Schauffele are among those playing the Zozo Championship in Japan next week.

Next week: Zozo Championship.


Course: Real Club Valderrama. Mileage: 7,028. Par: 71.

Prize money: 3 million euros. Winner’s share: 500,000 euros.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 8 am-1pm (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: John Catlin.

Race to Dubai front runner: Collin Morikawa.

Last week: Rafa Cabrera Bello won the Spanish Open.

Notes: This is the second of three consecutive European Tour events in Spain. … Jon Rahm, number 1 in the world, competes in his home country for the second week in a row. That means a no-cut event with a purse of $ 9.75 million in Las Vegas will be missed. … Sergio Garcia is a three-time tournament winner. He’s not on duty this week. … Valderrama previously hosted the season-end tournament of the European Tour, twice a golf world championship and in 1997 the Ryder Cup with Seve Ballesteros as captain. … The wallet is back to pre-pandemic 2019 levels. … Rafa Cabrera Bello became the 13th player to win in his native Spain last week. … Thomas Björn is in the field. The former European Ryder Cup captain made his Ryder Cup debut in Valderrama. He halved his singles match with Justin Leonard. … The two-time major champion Martin Kaymer last year landed a shot behind the American John Catlin.

Next week: Trophee Hassan II.

Find Spot: Cary, North Carolina.

Course: Prestonwood CC. Mileage: 7,237. Par: 72.

Prize money: $ 2 million. Winner’s Share: $ 300,000.

TV: Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 2.30pm-5pm (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Ernie Els.

Charles Schwab Cup front runner: Bernhard Langer.

Last week: Phil Mickelson won the Constellation Furyk & Friends Invitational.

Notes: The field includes Steven Alkers from New Zealand. He qualified for the Boeing Classic, finished seventh and ended up in the top 10 at the next five events to keep playing. Alkers made just over $ 450,000. … Phil Mickelson won three of the four PGA Tour Champions events he has played. He’s not in the field this week but said he would play next week and the end-of-season Charles Schwab Championship. … Jim Furyk finished fourth in hosting the tournament last week. Bernhard Langer shared seventh place in order to maintain his lead in the Charles Schwab Cup classification. … The late Bruce Lietzke won the first two editions of this tournament in 2001 and 2002. Since then there has not been a repeat winner. … is a long two-time winner of the SAS championship. … The seven leading players in the Schwab Cup standings are on the field. … Mickelson has already topped $ 1 million in career income in just four starts at the PGA Tour Champions.

Next week: Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

Last week: Jin Young Ko won the Cognizant Founders Cup.

Next week: BMW Ladies Championship in South Korea.

Race to CME Globe leader: Nelly Korda.

Japan Golf Tour: Japan Open, Biwako CC, Shiga, Japan Defending champion: Yuki Inamori Online:

Sunshine Tour: Blue Label Challenge, Gary Player CC, Sun City, South Africa. Defending champion: New event. Online:

Japan LPGA: Fujitsu Women’s Golf Tournament, Tokyu 700 Club, Chiba, Japan. Defending champion: Jiyai Shin. Online:

Korean LPGA: Dongbu Construction Koreit Championship, Gunsan CC, Gunsan, South Korea. Defending champion: New event. Online:

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