PGA DFS First Look: The CJ Cup

The PGA First Look is complete with a course preview, odds, salaries, Official World Golf Rankings, and course history.

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Cut Rule: No cut this week.

Recent Winners of this Event: Brooks Koepka (2018), Justin Thomas (2017)

Key Statistics (In Order of Importance)

1) Strokes Gained Approach
2) Strokes Gained Off the Tee
3) Bogey Avoidance
4) Strokes Gained Around the Green
5) Birdie or Better %

Salaries, Odds, and Course History (2017 & 2018)

Golfer DK FD FDT YH Odds DK % +/- FD % +/- FDT % +/- YH % +/- Cuts 2018 2017
Justin Thomas $11,700 $12,000 $18,600 $46 7 0% 0% 0% 50% 2/2 36 1
Brooks Koepka $11,400 $11,900 $18,100 $50 8 0% 0% 0% -100% 1/1 1 500
Hideki Matsuyama $10,700 $11,100 $16,500 $41 15 0% 0% 0% 25% 1/1 18 500
Tommy Fleetwood $10,300 $10,900 $16,000 $42 19 20% 0% 0% -33% 0/0 500 500
Viktor Hovland $10,500 $10,800 $15,900 $31 20 -25% 0% 0% 79% 0/0 500 500
Collin Morikawa $10,100 $10,500 $15,800 $34 23 0% 14% 0% 57% 0/0 500 500
Jordan Spieth $10,000 $10,600 $15,800 $39 23 0% -17% -17% -17% 0/0 500 500
Rafael Cabrera-Bello $9,600 $10,100 $15,700 $34 24 11% 27% 0% 43% 0/0 500 500
Sungjae Im $9,700 $10,300 $15,700 $37 25 -13% 0% -13% 0% 1/1 41 500
Jason Day $9,500 $10,400 $15,600 $39 25 0% -25% 0% -67% 2/2 5 11
Gary Woodland $9,400 $10,200 $15,600 $40 26 0% -10% -10% -120% 2/2 2 40
Sergio Garcia $9,100 $9,800 $15,500 $37 27 14% 14% 0% -33% 0/0 500 500
Billy Horschel $9,300 $10,000 $15,500 $35 28 -8% -8% -8% 0% 1/1 67 500
Marc Leishman $9,200 $9,900 $15,500 $38 28 -8% -8% -17% -75% 2/2 18 2
Danny Willett $8,900 $9,700 $15,200 $28 34 6% 0% 0% 48% 1/1 23 500
Cameron Smith $9,000 $9,600 $15,200 $27 34 -7% 0% -7% 52% 2/2 7 3
Joaquin Niemann $8,700 $9,500 $15,000 $37 38 6% 0% 0% -89% 1/1 36 500
Kevin Na $8,600 $9,400 $14,800 $33 39 5% 0% 5% 0% 2/2 52 47
Matthew Wolff $8,800 $9,300 $14,900 $26 40 -12% 0% -6% 47% 0/0 500 500
Tyrrell Hatton $8,200 $9,100 $14,800 $28 41 13% 5% -5% 31% 1/1 14 500
Chez Reavie $8,300 $9,200 $14,600 $37 42 5% -5% 0% -133% 2/2 7 15
Andrew Putnam $8,500 $9,000 $14,500 $26 43 -10% 0% 0% 39% 1/1 29 500
Lucas Glover $8,100 $9,000 $14,300 $32 47 4% -5% 0% -5% 1/1 500 15
Pat Perez $7,500 $8,900 $14,300 $24 49 20% 0% -4% 44% 2/2 7 5
Byeong Hun An $8,400 $8,900 $14,300 $33 50 -19% -4% -9% -39% 0/0 500 500
Ian Poulter $7,700 $8,800 $14,200 $34 54 7% 0% 0% -86% 2/2 10 15
Dylan Frittelli $8,000 $8,800 $14,200 $22 55 -8% -4% -4% 48% 0/0 500 500
Rory Sabbatini $7,900 $8,700 $14,200 $32 56 -8% 0% -8% -27% 0/0 500 500
Charles Howell $7,600 $8,700 $13,800 $34 60 0% -4% 3% -107% 2/2 61 19
Ryan Moore $7,500 $8,600 $13,900 $28 62 0% 0% -3% -3% 1/1 61 500
Scott Piercy $7,400 $8,400 $13,700 $33 69 3% 9% 3% -72% 1/1 5 500
Corey Conners $7,800 $8,500 $13,800 $29 71 -19% 0% -7% -23% 0/0 500 500
Phil Mickelson $7,300 $8,600 $13,500 $33 72 3% -10% 0% -83% 0/0 500 500
Abraham Ancer $7,400 $8,400 $13,500 $26 72 -6% 0% -3% 6% 1/1 73 500
Ryan Palmer $7,200 $8,500 $13,400 $31 72 3% -9% 0% -46% 1/1 3 500
Joel Dahmen $7,100 $8,200 $13,200 $26 79 5% 5% 3% 0% 1/1 29 500
Luke List $7,000 $8,300 $13,200 $20 81 8% -3% 0% 34% 1/1 500 5
Graeme McDowell $7,200 $8,100 $13,300 $22 81 -6% 5% -6% 27% 2/2 41 64
Harold Varner $7,100 $8,200 $13,100 $26 83 -3% -3% 0% -8% 1/1 500 26
Emiliano Grillo $7,300 $8,300 $13,100 $28 85 -18% -11% -3% -38% 2/2 55 40
Jazz Janewattananond $7,000 $8,100 $12,800 $29 98 -3% -3% 0% -58% 0/0 500 500
Kevin Streelman $6,900 $8,000 $12,700 $24 102 0% 0% 0% 2% 0/0 500 500
Kevin Tway $6,800 $7,900 $12,600 $26 106 2% 2% 0% -19% 2/2 52 28
Si Woo Kim $6,800 $8,000 $12,600 $29 106 2% -2% 0% -65% 2/2 23 44
Brian Stuard $6,900 $7,800 $12,600 $20 108 -7% 2% -5% 20% 1/1 52 500
Chesson Hadley $6,800 $7,900 $12,500 $20 115 -5% -5% 0% 18% 1/1 73 500
Sung Kang $6,700 $7,800 $12,500 $23 120 0% -2% -2% 0% 2/2 29 54
C.T. Pan $6,600 $7,600 $12,300 $24 128 4% 4% 0% -12% 0/0 500 500
Keith Mitchell $6,600 $7,600 $12,200 $23 130 2% 2% 0% -4% 1/1 14 500
Matt Jones $6,500 $7,700 $12,200 $20 130 6% -4% -2% 11% 0/0 500 500
Nate Lashley $6,700 $7,700 $12,000 $27 133 -9% -6% 11% -55% 0/0 500 500
Adam Schenk $6,400 $7,400 $12,200 $20 134 9% 4% -6% 7% 0/0 500 500
Kiradech Aphibarnrat $6,500 $7,500 $12,100 $22 135 0% -2% -2% -2% 0/0 500 500
Adam Long $6,700 $7,300 $12,100 $20 136 -15% 4% -4% 4% 0/0 500 500
Branden Grace $6,600 $7,500 $12,100 $20 136 -10% -6% -6% 2% 2/2 48 15
Vaughn Taylor $6,500 $7,200 $12,100 $23 139 -6% 3% -8% -19% 0/0 500 500
Charley Hoffman $6,500 $7,400 $12,100 $23 140 -8% -6% -10% -21% 1/1 48 500
J.B. Holmes $6,400 $7,300 $12,000 $26 146 -2% -4% -2% -61% 2/2 23 67
Jhonattan Vegas $6,400 $7,100 $11,900 $20 150 -4% 2% 0% -5% 1/1 500 54
Troy Merritt $6,400 $7,200 $11,900 $23 153 -5% -3% -2% -28% 0/0 500 500
Wyndham Clark $6,300 $7,100 $11,500 $20 201 0% -2% 0% -9% 0/0 500 500
Danny Lee $6,200 $7,000 $11,500 $20 205 5% 0% -2% -11% 1/1 500 71
Max Homa $6,200 $7,000 $10,900 $20 242 3% -2% 2% -13% 0/0 500 500
Kyoung-Hoon Lee $6,300 $7,000 $10,700 $20 253 -5% -3% 2% -14% 2/2 61 47
Soomin Lee $6,300 $7,000 $11,000 276 -7% -5% -3% 0/0 500 500
Sang-hyun Park $6,100 $7,000 $10,700 $24 286 4% -6% -2% -53% 0/0 500 500
Jung-gon Hwang $6,300 $7,000 $10,600 $27 320 -10% -8% 0% -103% 1/1 500 44
K.J. Choi $6,100 $7,000 $10,600 $20 342 1% -10% -1% -21% 1/1 500 67
Yi Keun Chang $6,200 $7,000 $10,600 $22 353 -6% -11% -3% -33% 0/0 500 500
Whee Kim $6,200 $7,000 $10,400 $20 384 -8% -13% 0% -25% 2/2 72 4
Kyongjun Moon $6,100 $10,300 393 -3% 0% 0/0 500 500
Chase Koepka $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 $20 421 -4% -16% 0% -29% 0/0 500 500
Wonjoon Lee $6,000 $7,000 $10,200 423 1% -18% -1% 0/0 500 500
Jeongwoo Ham $6,100 $10,200 453 -7% -3% 0/0 500 500
Hyungjoon Lee $6,000 $7,000 $10,200 $20 467 -1% -21% -4% -34% 2/2 73 60
Michael Kim $6,000 $7,000 $10,100 $20 634 -3% -23% 0% -36% 1/1 76 500
Tae Hee Lee $6,000 $7,000 $10,100 $20 789 -4% -24% -1% -38% 1/1 55 500
Yongjun Bae $6,000 $7,000 $10,000 $20 946 -5% -26% 0% -39% 0/0 500 500

Color Coding
Course history in BLUE indicates a top ten finish.
Course history in GREEN indicates a top 25 finish.
Course history in YELLOW indicates a made cut with a finish outside the top 25.
Course history in RED indicates a missed cut.

Legend

Term Description
Site % +/- The percentage differential between a golfer’s salary rank and odds rank. The higher the %, the better.
OWGR Official World Golf Ranking
Cuts Cut record of each golfer at this course in the last five seasons.
2014 – 2018 Columns Course history at this event in the last five seasons.

Cover Image Credit: USA Today Sports Images

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