Round 4 of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES gets underway today. Here's everything you need to follow the action. Round 4 leaderboard Round 4 tee times HOW TO FOLLOW Television: Wednesday-Saturday (ending Sunday), 10 p.m.-2 a.m. ET (Golf Channel). PGA TOUR LIVE: None. Radio: None. NOTABLE PAIRINGS (ALL TIMES LOCAL) Viktor Hovland, Hyungjoon Lee, Phil Mickelson Tee time: 7:45 a.m. (No. 10) Wyndham Clark, Jordan Spieth, Byeong Hun An Tee time: 9:35 a.m. (No. 1) Justin Thomas, Danny Lee, Cameron Smith Tee time: 9:45 a.m. (No. 1) MUST READS Thomas, Lee share 54-hole lead Koepka withdraws due to knee injury Hovland extends record with 19th straight round in the 60s Spieth off to strong start at NINE BRIDGES Power Rankings The First Look: News and notes Sleeper Picks Top 10 rookies to watch What to expect during the fall schedule Sign-up and play Fantasy Golf
19 Oct 2019
Danny Lee shares the 54-hole lead at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES despite some distressing news involving his family. Following his third-round 68 that left him at 15 under and tied with Justin Thomas atop the leaderboard, Lee revealed that his second child was born prematurely on Sunday. Lee’s wife was scheduled to deliver their child closer to the Christmas holidays. The baby is currently in an incubator. Lee initially was planning to keep the matter private until after the event but responded to a question about whether he and his wife had plans to celebrate should he win the event in Korea. “I was not going to talk about this until the end of the event,” said Lee, who had difficulty keeping his emotions in check while revealing the news.
19 Oct 2019
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea -- Justin Thomas was looking at a three-stroke lead at THE CJ CUP with one hole to play Saturday, which would have set him up nicely for his second win in three years at South Korea's only PGA TOUR event. But the 18th hole saw a big swing in the scoring at the NINE BRIDGES course. South Korean-born New Zealander Danny Lee holed a long eagle putt to finish with a 68. Thomas, who won the inaugural CJ CUP in 2017, bogeyed the 18th for a 70 and he and Lee were tied with a three-round total of 15-under 201. Australian Cameron Smith was in third place, three strokes behind, after a 68. Jordan Spieth shot 70 and was in a three-way tie for fourth, four behind. Related: Leaderboard The biggest movers Saturday were last year's runner-up Gary Woodland and first-year professional Collin Morikawa. Their 65s moved them into a tie for seventh place which included Ian Poulter (66) and Graeme McDowell (68). Defending CJ CUP champion Brooks Koepka withdrew from the tournament before the third round after aggravating a left knee injury a day earlier when he slipped on wet concrete. J.B. Holmes also withdrew after the first nine holes of his third round with an unknown ailment. Koepka, playing his second event since stem cell treatment on the knee Aug. 25, shot a 3-over 75 on Friday at NINE BRIDGES after opening with a 69. He was 13 strokes behind Thomas in the limited-field event with no cut. "After consulting with my doctor, I have decided to withdraw from the CJ CUP and head home for further tests," Koepka said in a statement. "I appreciate everyone's concerns and support. I'll keep you posted as I learn more." Koepka returned to Florida to meet with his doctors, leaving his status for the HSBC Champions in two weeks in China uncertain. He missed the cut two weeks ago in his season debut at Las Vegas. The CJ CUP is the first of three PGA TOUR events in Asia, continuing next week at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP in Japan -- which will feature Tiger Woods -- and ending with the World Golf Championships event in Shanghai.
19 Oct 2019
Defending champion Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES with a knee injury. After opening the tournament with rounds of 69-75 to sit T51 at even-par, Koepka has pulled the plug on the final two rounds. At this stage, there is no word on the seriousness of the flare-up. Koepka admitted earlier this month he had undergone a painful stem cell procedure on his left knee during his offseason break, but in the lead-up to his title defense had claimed it was a non-issue. He had a partially torn patella tendon and although the treatment had yet to fully run its course, the 2017-18 PGA TOUR Player of the Year believed he was 100 percent. “My knee's fine, it feels good. It bugged me since March maybe, but everything's fine now,” Koepka said Tuesday. “Did my rehab, my recovery and there shouldn't be any issues. There might be one more round of stem cells maybe, before hopefully the end of the year here during some off-time. But other than that, I feel great. My knee feels good. It's the first time it's been feeling consistently good in a while.” The 29-year-old won on Jeju Island a year ago – one of his now-seven PGA TOUR titles – but has now started his 2019-20 season with a missed cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and this latest withdrawal.
18 Oct 2019
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Matt Every has been suspended for three months for violating the PGA TOUR's conduct policy on drugs of abuse. The TOUR announced the suspension Friday afternoon. Every will be eligible to return January 7. He will miss only three tournaments for which he would have been eligible. Every has two victories on the PGA TOUR, winning back-to-back at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard in 2014 and 2015. He advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs last year, but did not make it beyond the first postseason event. Matt Every’s statement I am making these comments in response to the statement released by the PGA TOUR announcing my suspension for testing positive for a substance identified as a “drug of abuse.” To be clear, I tested positive for cannabis, a drug I do not abuse and a drug that I have a legal prescription for in the state of Florida. I have been prescribed cannabis for a mental health condition by my physician whom has managed my medical care for 30 years. It have been determined that I am neither an acceptable candidate to use prescription “Z” class drugs nor benzodiazepines. Additionally, these classes of drugs can be highly addictive and harmful to the human body and mind. For me cannabis has proven to be, by far, the safest and most effective treatment. With that being said, I have no choice but to accept this suspension and move on. I knew what WADA’s policy was and I violated it. I don’t agree with it for many reasons, mainly for my overall well-being, but I’m excited for what lies ahead in my life and career. Over the last few years I have made massive strides and I know my best is still in front of me. I can’t wait to come back better than ever in January.
18 Oct 2019