The 2020 CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek: Betting Picks

JEJU, SOUTH KOREA – OCTOBER 19: A general view of the 18th hole during the second round of the CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges on October 19, 2018 in Jeju, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Back to back weeks in Vegas would have most begging for a break, but not us. We’re onto the CJ Cup. While the matchup wins continue to pile up, the parlays have been cold, but as the great Phil Collins once said, “I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord.”

2020-2021 Record: 17-10-2 (0-6 Parlay)

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. Our results at the Shriners and the BMW PGA Championship (for those of you who follow me on Twitter @AmateurStatus) made for another profitable week, coming in at a record of 6-3. Is it frustrating that we seem so close, yet so far away from a monster pay day? Of course. We’re riding the coattails of those golfers in the heat of it come Sunday, but just can’t find the perfect combination. I’m hoping that changes this week at The CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek.

For those confused, The CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek is the artist formerly known as The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges. Due to COVID-19, South Korea is a big no-no for the PGA Tour this year and as such the tournament had to be moved stateside. With the course change comes some mystique, as not much is known about Shadow Creek as opposed to its predecessor Nine Bridges, which we all know…has nine bridges.

The CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek will play host to 78 of the best players in the world and will be a no cut event. Players slow out of the gate will have the full weekend to make up for their weekday mistakes, a luxury not typically had.

When sifting through the scorecard and trying to predict the player profile needed for Shadow Creek, an unlikely conclusion was made. This course will fit ball strikers and putters. This now makes it three weeks in a row that we will test this hypothesis, something not done since my 8th grade Science Fair.

Specifically with the length of the course being a major factor, I’ll be leaning more towards the big stick and long irons. I’ll try to dig into those players with good proximity numbers from 150-175 yards and 200+ yards. As always a good putting week (bent grass) will go a long way and those players that can take advantage of Par 5’s and their scoring chances should be in contention come Sunday afternoon.


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