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PGA Tour moves CJ Cup from Korea to Vegas

Event will be played at Shadow Creek and follow the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October, creating a 2-stop Vegas Swing, but leaves questionable the status of 2 other stops in Asia

Moved: By the PGA Tour, the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, from South Korea to Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. The tournament, to be played Oct. 15-18, will be renamed the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek, the PGA Tour announced Monday night. The Tour did not state a reason for the move, other than referring to “current circumstances,” without mentioning the global coronavirus pandemic and the tight restrictions on international travel. The CJ Cup will follow the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, giving the Nevada desert two consecutive weeks of tournaments. The CJ Cup would have been the first stop on a three-event Asia Swing, leading into the Zozo Championship in Japan and then the WGC HSBC Champions in Shanghai. The status of the Japan and China events remains uncertain on the Tour’s revised schedule. Justin Thomas won the inaugural CJ Cup in 2017 and won the event again in 2019, the year after Brooks Koepka triumphed.

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