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Updated CJ Cup Odds: Jon Rahm the Favorite After Dustin Johnson’s Withdrawal

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We are still technically in the swing season, but the field for the 2020 CJ Cup reads more like a major championship. Sixteen of the top-20 golfers in the world are on the board this week and that should make for some drama, both on the course and at the betting window.

Before we jump into the odds, let’s discuss some logistics. The first three editions of the CJ Cup were played at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island in Korea as part of the PGA TOUR’s Asian Swing, but the pandemic has forced the tournament to find a temporary home at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.

Editor’s Note: Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the 2020 CJ Cup after testing positive for COVID-19. This story has been updated to reflect those changes.

Jon Rahm, who opened as the second-choice at +1000, is now the tournament favorite with Dustin Johnson out of the field. Rahm hasn’t played since the U.S. Open where he finished T23.

Expectedly, Justin Thomas (+1000), Xander Schauffele (+1100), and Rory McIlroy (+1200) have all seen their odds come down a tick with Johnson now out of the tournament.

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Patrick Cantlay (+1800) was tied for the 54-hole lead at last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, but a calamitous start on Sunday sunk his chances. He’s the last golfer under +2000 at Shadow Creek.

Speaking of the Shriners, Matthew Wolff came agonizingly close to his second career win on Sunday, but ultimately fell just short in a playoff to Scotland’s Martin Laird. Bookmakers expect Wolff to contend once again this week, opening him at +2200.

The CJ Cup also marks the return to action for Brooks Koepka. The four-time Major Champion has not played since missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship in August and he struggled to find his game all summer, but oddsmakers are still handling Koepka with care and have installed him at +2500 this week.

That said, it’s hard to envision Koepka’s odds getting any shorter than this, so if you want to bet him you could probably wait out the market to see if his number drifts.

Tyrrell Hatton also checks in at +2500 and is coming off a win at the 2020 BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour on Sunday.

Collin Morikawa (+2600) is right behind Koepka and Hatton, though it would not be surprising to see him take money and close at +2000 or shorter. Morikawa is followed by Hideki Matsuyama (+2800), Tony Finau (+3000), Daniel Berger (+3300) and Tommy Fleetwood (+3500).

Another young star, Viktor Hovland, kicks off the next range at +4000 before things get really crowded. There are a half-dozen players sitting at +4500:

  • Abraham Ancer
  • Harris English
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Louis Oosthuizen
  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Sungjae Im

And how about Brendon Todd? The 35-year-old Pittsburgh native was a mainstay in the triple-digits for the past two years but is now sitting at +5000 for the CJ Cup, well ahead of players like Jason Day (+6000), Gary Woodland (+7000), Rickie Fowler (+7000) and Jordan Spieth (+11000).

Check out the full betting odds for the 2020 CJ Cup below:

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2020 CJ Cup Odds

Player Odds
Jon Rahm +900
Justin Thomas +1000
Xander Schauffele +1100
Rory McIlroy +1200
Patrick Cantlay +1800
Matthew Wolff +2200
Tyrrell Hatton +2500
Brooks Koepka +2500
Collin Morikawa +2600
Hideki Matsuyama +2800
Tony Finau +3000
Daniel Berger +3300
Tommy Fleetwood +3500
Viktor Hovland +4000
Abraham Ancer +4500
Harris English +4500
Matthew Fitzpatrick +4500
Louis Oosthuizen +4500
Scottie Scheffler +4500
Sungjae Im +4500
Paul Casey +5000
Brendon Todd +5000
Sergio Garcia +5500
Jason Day +6000
Jason Kokrak +6600
Joaquin Niemann +6600
Rickie Fowler +7000
Alexander Noren +7000
Ian Poulter +7000
Justin Rose +7000
Bubba Watson +7000
Gary Woodland +7000
Brian Harman +8000
Matt Kuchar +8000
Russell Henley +9000
Billy Horschel +9000
Kevin Kisner +9000
Shane Lowry +9000
Si Woo Kim +9000
Ryan Palmer +10000
Cameron Smith +10000
Jordan Spieth +11000
Keegan Bradley +12500
Corey Conners +12500
Adam Hadwin +12500
Mackenzie Hughes +12500
Sebastian Munoz +12500
Kevin Na +12500
Brendan Steele +12500
Byeong Hun An +13500
Marc Leishman +13500
Adam Long +13500
Cameron Champ +17500
Joel Dahmen +17500
Dylan Frittelli +17500
Lanto Griffin +17500
Kevin Streelman +17500
Carlos Ortiz +22500
Tom Hoge +25000
Talor Gooch +27500
Harry Higgs +27500
Mark Hubbard +30000
Andrew Landry +30000
Danny Lee +30000
Tyler Duncan +40000
Joohyung Kim +40000
Sung Kang +40000
Michael Thompson +40000
Jim Herman +60000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +60000
Nick Taylor +60000
Richy Werenski +60000
Seonghyun Kim +75000

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