2018 CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges Fantasy Sleeper Report
The Asian Swing of the PGA TOUR’s Fall season got off to a cracking start at the CIMB Classic last week.
Okay, so shootout golf – played on an easy course in soft conditions – isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but it is sometimes fun to see the world’s best duke it out in a birdie battle.
As it was, Marc Leishman took the spoils at a princely -26, with Gary Woodland and Shubhankar Sharma, who held the co-lead after 54 holes, unable to keep pace with the Aussie.
It’s Leishman’s fourth PGA TOUR title, and confirmation – if any were needed – that he really is a top-drawer player.
Marc Leishman of Australia poses for photos with the winner’s trophy after winning the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur on October 14, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
The Asian Swing continues this week, but the contrast could not be any different.
We’re off to Jeju Island, a volcanic land mass just off South Korea, to take a trip to Nine Bridges, a sublime golf course that is truly easy on the eye.
And not just that; it’s a tough old test too, with thick, dense rough backed by lots of bunkers and water features. For reference, the winning score – accumulated by Justin Thomas – was a fairly conservative -9, so there will be plenty of strategic golf played this week, rather than aiming for the flag and shooting low.
There will be a stiff breeze to contend with, too. The forecast is indicating speeds of around 14 mph, but at the localized level it is likely to be much stronger….and the players will notice it change direction when stood on the tee box.
It has been dry in the area too, and so these small Bentgrass greens will play firm.
All in all, it should be a really challenging four days for the players, and purists who love a grind will surely be in their element?
With that in mind, who makes the grade in our CJ Cup sleeper picks?
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