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THE CJ CUP 2022

Course & Location:

Congaree Golf Club, South Carolina

Dates:

Oct 20th - 23rd 2022

Purse:

$10.5 Million

Par:

71/ Yardage 7,650

Fairways:

Bermudagras

Greens:

Bermudagrass

THE CJ CUP 2022 Videos

THE CJ CUP 2022 Picks

Best Underdog Pick

Cam Davis
  • One of the longest players on tour, who isn’t the most accurate should be well suited to the layout this week.
  • Ranks 6th for SG approach play from 200+ yards over the past 24 rounds on tour.
  • Ranked 3rd for SG approach play from 175-200 yards, a superb long iron player.
  • Ranks in the top 10 for driving distance, something I favour over accuracy this week.
  • Gained strokes with the flat stick in 11 of his last 14 events.
  • At a huge price Davis has huge upside and someone I’m willing to back, he has done us a favour at 100+ in the past.
Odds 80/1 + 8000

Best Favorite Pick

Justin Thomas
  • A poor 2022 by JT’s standards, he will be raring to go this week after 4 wins from 5 at the presidents cup a few weeks back.
  • A wide open course with little rough will negate the weakest part of his game off the tee.
  • Ranked 2nd for SG Approach play over the past 24 rounds on tour on Lon course over 7400yards
  • Ranked 1st for T2G performance over the last 24 rounds on long demanding tracks like he faces this week.
  • Ranked 2nd for Ball Striking over the past 24 rounds on tour on tough tracks over 7400 yards, exactly what he faces this week.
  • A 6 time winner on the Bermudagrass putting surfaces he faces this week.
Odds 16/1 +1600

Best Top 20 Pick

Jordan Speith
  • 5 from 5 at the President’s Cup a few weeks back, Jordan will be excited about this weeks test.
  • This course won’t punish erratic driving like many on tour, and that sets up well for Jordan.
  • Proven on fast and firms tracks all around the world, he also has proven himself on links like tracks which he faces this week.
  • Ranked in the top 10 for SG around the green.
  • Has 5 wins to his name on the Bermuda greens he encounters this week.
Odds 1/1 + 100 

First Round Leader Picks

Davis Riley
Odds 66/1 + 6600

Jordan Spieth
Odds 28/1+ 2800

Best First Day 3 Ball Matchup

Justin Thomas to beat Rham & Bradley
Odds 7/4 +175

THE CJ CUP 2022 Betting Strategies & Previews

Justin Thomas Betting Tips & Odds to Win The 2022 THE CJ CUP In South Carolina – October 20-23
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Jordan Spieth Betting Tips & Odds to Win The 2022 THE CJ CUP In South Carolina – October 20-23
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Cameron Davis Betting Tips & Odds to Win The 2022 THE CJ CUP In South Carolina – October 20-23
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Fantasy Golf Players

One & Done – Best Outright

Justin Thomas
  • A poor 2022 by JT’s standards, he will be raring to go this week after 4 wins from 5 at the presidents cup a few weeks back.
  • A wide open course with little rough will negate the weakest part of his game off the tee.
  • Ranked 2nd for SG Approach play over the past 24 rounds on tour on Lon course over 7400yards
  • Ranked 1st for T2G performance over the last 24 rounds on long demanding tracks like he faces this week.
  • Ranked 2nd for Ball Striking over the past 24 rounds on tour on tough tracks over 7400 yards, exactly what he faces this week.
  • A 6 time winner on the Bermudagrass putting surfaces he faces this week.
$11,600

Salary Cap is $11k to $12k

Best Plays

Justin Thomas

Jordan Spieth

$11,600

$11,300

Best Fades

Rory Mcllroy

Matt Fitzpatrick

$12,000

$11,200

Salary Cap $9k – $11k

Best Plays

Shane Lowry

Sam Burns

K H Lee

$10,600

$10,900

$9,200

Best Fades

Max Homa  

Tom Hoge

Billy Horschell

$10,400

$9,700

$10,100

Sub $9k

Sleepers

Kieth Mitchell

Davis Riley

$8,800

$8,700

Hidden Gems

Value Plays

Christian Bezuidenhout

Seamus Power

Harris English

$8,600

$8,400

$8,000

THE CJ CUP 2022 Overview

 

A new course hosting the CJ Cup this week, not lots of data to get stuck into but as ever we will break down the key stats in order to provide the best chance of success. 78 players will fight it out, over recent years this event has seen the worlds best ball strikers flourish with wins for Rory, JT and Brooks all having success in recent times.

 

Congaree Golf Club is not your typical golf club it is located in the lowlands of South Carolina. The Tom Fazio-designed course, which opened in 2018, is located on more than 2,000 acres of former rice plantation land with lakes and untamed woodland. It should prove the stiffest challenge of the fall season so far for players.

 

The famed Australian sandbelt courses are referenced in the architecture, and with any luck after all the recent birdies feasts the course will play fast and firm as designed. With a lot of sand waste areas and little rough, this course is undoubtedly different from your typical Tour stop-off.

 

Although fairways are generous in width, straying can result in balls crashing into hazards of all shapes and sizes. One thing to note for those tuning in this week,  players are allowed to ground their club on address at any time on any sandy stretches at Congaree because they are all considered natural areas. The greens this week are in the main raised from the fairways and have little to no rough surrounding them, meaning lots of run off area which will test the short games of all players teeing it up. Think links like greens and run off areas and that’s what the players will have in front of them.

 

Let’s break down those key skill sets and reveal those all important outright picks.

 

 

Key Skill Sets Required

    1. SG T2G – A proper test of golf faces the players this week, a long a demanding track with a winning score expected in the mid teens means the T2G game must be firing on all cylinders if you wish to compete. This test of golf requires all the clubs to be working and there is no better indicator than T2G performance both short term and long term.
    2. SG Off The Tee – With a course playing over 7500 yards as a par 71 it will be imperative to gains strokes off the tee box. Doing that will take pressure of the long approach shots. Looking at the top 5 of the Palmetto Championship in 2021 this track showed the importance of gaining strokes of the tee. 4 of the top 5 ranked in the top 10 off the tee for the week, expect more of the same this week.
    3. SG Approach play 175+ -The majority of second shots will take place from this distance this week, significantly more than the average at a PGA Tour event. We want players onside who have good long iron games, this test is not for the faint hearted.
    4. GIR – On a challenging test like this week it makes sense to consider players who are hitting plenty of greens in regulation and therefore giving themselves plenty of outside birdie looks and the chance to roll in plenty of putts.  The winner here in 2021 finished 3rd for GIR gained, the runner up 5th for GIR gained. I expect a similar trend this week.
    5. SG Scrambling – A long course with a high percentage of approach shot over 175 yards out means the greens are missed with regulatory here at Congaree Golf Club. Scrambling well protects the scorecard, and making pars on the difficult holes here is no bad thing. It’s so important to get up and down 70% of the time thought out the week, without doing so puts victory out of reach.
    6. Putting – Bermudagrass greens facing the players this week and that will be to the liking of many especially the worlds elite like Rory, JT, Speith to name a few who have over 15 combined wins on these surfaces alone. When making your final portfolio this week pay particular attention to those who excel on this grain of grass.

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