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The CJ Cup Odds, Picks & Predictions 2022

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in Golf

Updated Oct 17, 2022 · 11:04 AM PDT

Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy at the 2022 TOUR Championship
Aug 28, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy walk of the 18th green during the final round of the TOUR Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports
  • The CJ Cup from Gillisonville, South Carolina tees off Thursday, October 20th
  • Rory McIlroy is the +650 betting favorite over Jon Rahm
  • Below, see the CJ Cup odds to win, plus picks and the best value bets

The PGA Tour heads to South Carolina for the CJ Cup, one week after Keegan Bradley won the Zozo Championship for his fifth PGA Tour title. The first three iterations of this event were played in South Korea, with the last two in Las Vegas. This one will be at Congaree Golf Club, which hosted the Palmetto Championship last year, won by Garrick Higgo.

It’s a star studded field, with defending champion Rory McIlroy heading the list, along with world #1 Scottie Scheffler. Ten of the top-15 golfers on the planet are teeing it up at this exclusive 78-player field, with no cut over 72 holes.

2022 CJ Cup Odds

Golfers Odds
Rory McIlroy +650
Jon Rahm +900
Scottie Scheffler +1100
Justin Thomas +1600
Max Homa +1600
Matt Fitzpatrick +1800
Sungjae Im +1800
Jordan Spieth +2200
Shane Lowry +2200
Collin Morikawa +2800
Viktor Hovland +2800
Tom Kim +2800
Sam Burns +2800
Cameron Young +2800
Tyrrell Hatton +3500
Hideki Matsuyama +4000
Keegan Bradley +4500
Billy Horschel +4500
Aaron Wise +4500
Taylor Montgomery +4500

Odds as of October 17th at DraftKings Sportsbook. Claim a DraftKings Sportsbook promo code.

McIlroy starts the week as the +650 betting favorite, followed by Jon Rahm at +900 and Scheffler at +1100.



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A very impressive collection of players are competing at this championship, when normally the fall series events struggle to attract star power. Six of the top-ten in the world are playing. Of the top-ten golfers who competed at this course at last year’s Palmetto Championship, Matt Fitzpatrick did the best, as he placed in a tie for tenth.

Scottie Scheffler Out for Revenge

It’s impossible to characterize Scottie Scheffler’s brilliant four-win campaign as a disappointment, though it definitely ended that way. Staked to a six-shot lead entering the final day of the Tour Championship for the FedEx Cup, he was overtaken by Rory McIlroy as he finished in a tie for second.

The last two times he teed it up to end his 2021-22 campaign, he had that finish and also a T-3rd at the BMW Championship.

Scottie Scheffler’s Strokes Gained Stats Last 24 Rounds

Tee-To-Green Ball Striking Off-The-Tee Total Approach Around-The-Green
1 2 3 4 7 13

Scheffler, who has risen to number one in the world rankings, enters this championship with longer odds than the top-two on the board in Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm. At +1100, there’s a little bit more value than those two players, as he tees it up looking to get the bad taste of the Tour Championship out of his mouth.

Past Five CJ Cup Winners

Year Winner
2021 Rory McIlroy
2020 Jason Kokrak
2019 Justin Thomas
2018 Brooks Koepka
2017 Justin Thomas

Note that none of the past five events were played at Congaree Golf Club.

2022 CJ Cup Picks and Value Bets

  1. Tyrrell Hatton (+3500): When the Congaree Golf Club hosted the 2021 Palmetto Championship, Tyrrell Hatton very nearly won it, as he ended up in a tie for second. That week he gained over a whopping 14 shots tee-to-green on his competitors. Before a so-so Zozo Championship, he’d put together a pair of top-8 finishes on the DP World Tour
  2. Billy Horschel (+4500): Within the last year and a half, Billy Horschel has won three big time tournaments against elite fields. It started at the WGC-Dell Match Play, then continued at the BMW PGA Championship, and then this year’s Memorial Tournament. He’s coming off back-to-back top-10’s on the DP World Tour.
  3. Rickie Fowler (+8000): At last week’s Zozo Championship, Rickie Fowler was the 54-hole leader, before eventually settling for a tie for second. That was his second top-six result in his first three starts on the season. For those two tournaments, he was tied first and tied fifth in greens in regulation.


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