PGA Tour Betting Picks: The CJ Cup

The CJ Cup might not sound like much but the winner can take close to 10 million bucks which is second only to the payout at The Masters which is expected to be at least 12 million.

Whew, they are swinging a stick and hitting a ball in a hole!

I can’t gripe.

I am thankful for sports or I might not be able to do what I love for a living.

This just in: Dustin Johnson has come down with COVID-19 and will be out of this week’s field at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.


The course is a new one for the PGA Tour.

Shadow Creek was something hotel mogul Steve Wynn had in mind for North Las Vegas.

You will find various oases if you drive around Las Vegas long enough.

This is surely one of them.

Don’t think you’re going to be able to play, though.

Not many people play here at all.

It is one heck of a design, though, and it is ranked among the top golf courses on the planet.

We are normally in South Korea for the CJ Cup but y’all already know.

Pandemic issues continue to affect our global climate.

I’m psyched, though.

The PGA Tour was in Vegas last week at TPC Summerlin and it was a resourceful birdie fest if I ever saw one.

True golf fans don’t like that.

They want to see the best in the world challenged!

It looks like we might get to see that this week.

BetOnline.AG has the betting odds for this week’s tournament, the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek from North Las Vegas.

Let’s pick’em!

Top 20 Matthew Wolff: -140

It is very often I lay juice on a top 20 bet.

I just love Matthew Wolff in this spot.

The 21 year old California born Florida resident and Oklahoma State alumni can’t figure out where he wants to live.

It’s a good thing he joined the PGA Tour then because his life is now out of a bag.

I think that’s the best way to live but it’s not for everyone.

However…
Getting paychecks for hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions from month to month and maybe week to week helps the travel woes.

Wiping tears with Benji is never that bad, I guess.

Matthew is coming off of two consecutive runner-up performances at the US Open a few weeks ago and then again this past week at The Shriners Classic.

In his rookie year of 2019-2020 on the PGA Tour, Matthew Wolff ranked 12th in shots gained off the tee.

That was for 63 rounds played.

He has 8 so far this season over the two tournaments I mentioned and as you might imagine, his rankings have skyrocketed.

We should probably go for the top ten but the field is thick.

I will pay up a little bit of juice and make a profit on Mr. Wolff.

My Top 20 Pick
Matthew Wolff

Top 20 Patrick Cantlay: -120

I couldn’t pick Wolff at (-140) and leave Patrick Cantlay alone at a cheaper price.

The Long Beach native and UCLA Bruin was off to a quality start at the Shriners with a first round score of 63.

Heck, I think he was 9 under through 12 holes.

I’m not sure what happened to him on Sunday but he shot a 73.

That’s after a 63 on Thursday and a pair of 65s on Friday and Saturday.

  • He is still one of the very best golfers on the PGA Tour, though, and I have faith in Patrick Cantlay on almost any course.
  • He is that well-rounded.
  • He was a top ten golfer in 2019-2020.

I think Pat can keep it there this season.

There are more and more young guns every year, though.

Morikawa blew up and now Matthew Wolff.

Golf has never been more exciting.

One thing I have noticed about Patrick is his ability to play well on a course during his first competition there.

I think Pat keeps his drives straight and putts well on the Bermudagrass.

My Top 20 Pick
Patrick Cantlay

In Conclusion

I didn’t want to give you guys a ton of picks because this tournament will mark the first “competitive” rounds played here ever.

Hey, Steve Wynn has been using the links to entertain his most baller of guests including presidents and his airness, Michael Jordan, since 1990.

I don’t doubt there were some games or even holes played here at Shadow Creek for 10 million or more dollars.

We aren’t quite sure if the pros are going to cut through this place like a good stick of Kerrygold.

Or could the rolling hills present a challenge for these guys?

The young generation just seems to get better and younger.

Matt Wolff has been better than any of the rookies over the past few years when he is at his best.

He hasn’t been able to be as consistent as some of these guys like 2019 Rookie of the Year, Sungjae Im, though.

Give me Matt Wolff and Pat Cantlay to snag a couple of top 20 bets and get us back on the winning track.

Mike Pruitt / Author

Mike has been covering sports professionally since 2017 but on the amateur scene for 25 years since when he was 12. Before the internet changed the world, he would keep detailed statistical box scores of NFL and NBA contests, write recaps, and voluntarily commentate games and fights alone in his room. Mike's military experience, Bachelors Degree, and employment thereafter were always rooted in engineering, science, and teaching. Now he enjoys being able to express himself through writing about football, golf, and car racing among other sports but most of all fighting as his life has been rooted in mixed martial arts including competing and teaching for the past 15 years.