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PGA Tour’s CJ Cup moves to a Golfweek’s Best course in South Carolina

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PGA Tour pros may face tough architectural challenges at this year’s CJ Cup.

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Tour and CJ Group officials announced Wednesday that the CJ Cup will be played at the Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina from October 20 to 23, and will change its name to the South Carolina CJ Cup.

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Congaree, who previously hosted the 2021 PGA Tour event, is ranked 22nd List of the Best Modern Golfweek Courses.

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The tournament launched as the first official PGA Tour event in Korea in 2017 and was held for three consecutive years at the Nine Bridges in Jeju Island before being moved to the US due to COVID-19 concerns.

This will be the first time the tournament has been hosted in the Southeast region of the United States since hosting the tournament in Las Vegas, first at Shadow Creek Golf Course in 2020 and at The Summit Club in 2021.

The fall event will feature 78 people, including five players nominated by the Korea Professional Golfers Association (KPGA) as well as the top 3 available players of Korean ethnicity from the Official World Golf Rankings as part of the CJ Group’s vision. to support the development of professional golf in Korea. The rest of the field will consist of top players from the 2021-22 FedEx Cup Points roster and sponsor eliminations. There will be no cutout for 36 holes.

Congaree, designed by Tom Fazio, is located about an hour northwest of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Garrick Higgo won the Palmetto Championship at Congaree in June 2021. According to a Tour press release, the course was built to challenge the world’s top golfers and has earned widespread praise from PGA Tour players.

Garrick Higio
Garrick Higio

Garrick Higgo kisses the trophy after winning the Palmetto Championship at the Congaree Golf Club. (David Yizell, USA TODAY Sports)

“It is 100% playable by all golfers,” South Carolina native Lucas Glover said in 2021. – That’s the way she’s made. It’s a good test for a good player and a fair test for an average to high handicapper.”

The course, built on a former plantation, is designed for fast and reliable play. Find out more about the course and enjoy our photo gallery here.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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