Brooks Koepka Wins the CJ Cup: 10 Things To Know

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Ten things to know after the final round of the 2018 CJ Cup at Nine Bridges Golf Club in Jeju Island, South Korea, where Brooks Koepka won his fifth career PGA Tour title.

  1. In his first start of the 2018-19 Season, Brooks Koepka, the 2018 PGA Tour POY, carded a back-nine 7-under 29 to earn his fifth career title at the CJ @ Nine Bridges with a final score of 21-under par.
  2. Following Justin Thomas‘ 2017 win, it means that the reigning Player of the Year has now won each of the first two editions of the CJ Cup.
  3. With the win, Koepka moves to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career, passing fellow bash brother Dustin Johnson for the top spot.
  4. Entering the final round five shots back of the lead, Gary Woodland, went out in 6-under 30 to tie the lead and added five birdies and two bogeys on the back nine for a 3-under 33, good for a 9-under 63 and solo second finish at 17 under par. The runner-up finish follows a T5 finish in Malaysia.
  5. With seven-straight birdies to finish his final round, Ryan Palmer set the course record with a 10-under 62 to finish in a tie for third. The last player to record seven consecutive birdies to close a round was Tony Finau in the second round at the 2015 CareerBuilder Challenge.
  6. Among the 13 Korean players in the field, two-time PGA Tour winner Si Woo Kim finished in the highest spot on the leaderboard at 7-under 281 (T23).
  7. With a final-round 66, Marc Leishman moved up to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings, bypassing Kevin Tway, with a T18 finish.
  8. After a sizzling final-round 9-under 63, Adam Scott moved 32 spots up the board into T10 at 10-under 278.
  9. An eagle on the final hole moved Cameron Smith to 11 under par and into the top 10 at T7. It was his second consecutive top-10 at the CJ Cup.
  10. Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter found the water on his second shot on the 18th hole en route to a bogey, dropping from a top-5 finish to T10, a loss of about $150,000.

2018 CJ CUP

Final Round: The Top 10

Pos-Player-To Par (Today)
1. Brooks Koepka -21 (-8)
2. Gary Woodland -17 (-9)
3. Ryan Palmer -15 (-10)
3. Rafael Cabrera Bello -15 (-7)
5. Jason Day -12 (-5)
5. Scott Piercy -12 (-3)
7. Pat Perez -11 (-3)
7. Chez Reavie -11 (-3)
7. Cameron Smith -11 (-3)
10. Ian Poulter -10 (-1)
10. Adam Scott -10 (-9)
10. JJ Spaun -10 (-4)
10. Adam Hadwin -10 (-8)

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