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2018 CJ Cup: Tee Times, Pairings, TV

The second stop on the PGA Tour’s Asian Swing gets underway on Thursday (Wednesday evening/early morning in the U.S.) with the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island in South Korea.

Justin Thomas CJ Cup
Justin Thomas during the final round of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in Jeju Island on Oct. 22, 2017. Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

Justin Thomas returns to defend his 2017 title and will be part of the featured group in the opening rounds.

The Kentucky native will be paired alongside the reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year in Brooks Koepka, and home favorite Sungjae Im – the Web.com’s 2018 money winner, who also happened to toil around the links at Nine Bridges as a junior.

Thomas has committed to play in all three of the Asian stops (last week’s CIMB – where he finished T5; this week in Korea; and next week’s WGC China event).

This will be Koepka’s first start of the 2018-19 season; he will also tee it up next week in Shanghai.

An interesting storyline to follow with this featured pairing is the battle for the world No. 1 ranking. With Dustin Johnson (No. 1) and Justin Rose (No. 2)both idle this week, a victory by either No. 3 Koepka or No. 4 Thomas – the two clear betting favorites – would vault the winner into the No. 1 spot in the world rankings.

Another featured threesome is Aussie Marc Leishman – last week’s winner in Malaysia, alongside Korean star Si Woo Kim, and Hall of Famer Ernie Els.


2018 CJ CUP: TV SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)
Rd1: Wed 10 pm (GOLF)
Rd2: Thu 10 pm (GOLF)
Rd3: Fri 10 pm (GOLF)
Rd4: Sat 10 pm (GOLF)


2018 CJ CUP: TEE TIMES, PAIRINGS

ROUND 1, WEDNESDAY

(All times Eastern)

Tee No. 1

7:45 pm – Louis Oosthuizen, Ryan Palmer Doyeob Mun
7:55 pm – Jason Kokrak. Byeong Hun, Tae Hee Lee South Korea
8:05 pm – Brendan Steele, Danny Willett, Stewart Cink
8:15 pm – Kyle Stanley, Rod Pampling, Alex Noren
8:25 pm – Patton Kizzire, Cameron Smith, Kevin Chappell
8:35 pm – Billy Horschel, Scott Piercy, Brian Harman
8:45 pm – Nick Watney, Joaquin Niemann, Hyungjoon Lee
8:55 pm – Chesson Hadley, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Minchel Choi
9:05 pm – Brian Gay, C.T. Pan, Dong Seop Maeng
9:15 pm – Marc Leishman, Si Woo Kim, Ernie Els
9:25 pm – Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Adam Scott
9:35 pm – Kevin Tway, Austin Cook, Xander Schauffele
9:45 pm – J.B. Holmes, Jamie Lovemark, Shubhankar Sharma

Tee No. 10

7:45 pm – Beau Hossler, Peter Uihlein, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
7:55 pm – Charley Hoffman, Tyrrell Hatton, Hyun-woo Ryu
8:05 pm – Ted Potter, Jr., Pat Perez, Charles Howell III
8:15 pm – Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Sungjae Im
8:25 pm – Michael Kim, Ian Poulter, Gary Woodland
8:35 pm – Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Emiliano Grillo
8:45 pm – Ryan Moore, Abraham Ancer, Sanghyun Park South
8:55 pm – James Hahn, Reavie Scottsdale, Joel Dahmen
9:05 pm – Graeme McDowell, J.J. Spaun, Keith Mitchell
9:15 pm – Kevin Na, Brice Garnett, Adam Hadwin
9:25 pm – Andrew Putnam, Paul Casey, Jimmy Walker
9:35 pm – Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Armour, Jason Dufner
9:45 pm – Brian Stuard, Sung Kang, Whee Kim


ROUND 2, THURSDAY

Tee No. 1

7:45 pm – James Hahn, Reavie Scottsdale, Joel Dahmen
7:55 pm – Graeme McDowell, J.J. Spaun, Keith Mitchell
8:05 pm – Kevin Na, Brice Garnett, Adam Hadwin
8:15 pm – Andrew Putnam, Paul Casey, Jimmy Walker
8:25 pm – Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Armour, Jason Dufner
8:35 pm – Brian Stuard, Sung Kang, Whee Kim
8:45 pm – Beau Hossler, Peter Uihlein, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
8:55 pm – Charley Hoffman, Tyrrell Hatton, Hyun-woo Ryu
9:05 pm – Ted Potter, Jr., Pat Perez, Charles Howell III
9:15 pm – Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Sungjae Im
9:25 pm – Michael Kim, Ian Poulter, Gary Woodland
9:35 pm – Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Emiliano Grillo
9:45 pm – Ryan Moore, Abraham Ancer, Sanghyun Park South

Tee No. 10

7:45 pm – Chesson Hadley, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Minchel Choi
7:55 pm – Brian Gay, C.T. Pan, Dong Seop Maeng
8:05 pm – Marc Leishman, Si Woo Kim, Ernie Els
8:15 pm – Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Adam Scott
8:25 pm – Kevin Tway, Austin Cook, Xander Schauffele
8:35 pm – J.B. Holmes, Jamie Lovemark, Shubhankar Sharma
8:45 pm – Louis Oosthuizen, Ryan Palmer Doyeob Mun
8:55 pm – Jason Kokrak. Byeong Hun, Tae Hee Lee South Korea
9:05 pm – Brendan Steele, Danny Willett, Stewart Cink
9:15 pm – Kyle Stanley, Rod Pampling, Alex Noren
9:25 pm – Patton Kizzire, Cameron Smith, Kevin Chappell
9:35 pm – Billy Horschel, Scott Piercy, Brian Harman
9:45 pm – Nick Watney, Joaquin Niemann, Hyungjoon Lee

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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