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Bonus Model Targets – CJ Cup

We are one third of the way through the Asian portion of the swing season and  most of the faces we saw a week ago are back at it again this week. The tour moves to Korea for the first time ever although the Asian Tour has held events here on three previous occasions. The field is small like last week with just 78 golfers in the mix and no cut again so we can afford to take a few more chances on the players we select.

Without any course history to work off of, we need to try to evaluate how Nine Bridges will play based on the layout and the reports we have from some caddies and players at the course. What we are hearing is that the course is gorgeous and pristine. They used bentgrass on the course which is crazy since it is not a region where it would grow well on its own, but an aspect that should help out many of the west coast players who are used to that style more than Bermuda.

Given that the event is in Korea, there are many players from the Asian Tour as well as Korean players from the PGA Tour who are here this week which will be a great point of pride for them as they play in front of friends and family. While I wont chase those more obscure players that don’t usually play against a field this strong, I will try to mix in a few just to diversify my tournament holdings.

The course is just under 7200 yards long and plays as a Par 72. The elevation is 3500 feet above sea level so most of these Par 5’s can be reached in two shots. It’s going to be windy this week, but I’ve heard that the fairways are not that difficult to hit and that this course plays closer to Kapalua as opposed to the coastal courses in Europe. We want ball strikers who can play well with their irons and score on the Par 5 holes this week as the winning score should be close to what we saw last week.

 

Here’s who I’m looking at and avoiding for the CJ Cup….

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