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CJ Cup 2020 odds: What we should expect from Brooks Koepka in his return

October 12, 2020

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Brooks Koepka played a lot of golf in the restart—six straight events, in fact, before withdrawing from the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs and skipping the U.S. Open. Now the four-time major champion makes his return at the CJ Cup, which was relocated from South Korea to Shadow Creek, making this the second in back-to-back weeks in Las Vegas.

How Koepka will do this week is anyone’s guess. The 30-year-old cited lingering hip and knee issues in taking the past two months or so off. A “painful” knee procedure after last year’s Tour Championship seemed to continue to plague him, as Koepka did not play in the 2019 Presidents Cup and WDed from events at the start of last year’s Asian swing. Koepka was the fourth-biggest favorite for the U.S. Open before his WD and had shown flashes—he finished T-2 at the WGC FedEx St. Jude and lingered all week at the PGA Championship until he shot a final-round 74 after opening 66-68-69.

Koepka joins a strong field at the CJ Cup, which includes the top four players in the world and 15 of the top 20. Two interesting names sit at 20-1: Matthew Wolff, who lost in a playoff on Sunday at TPC Summerlin and Tyrrell Hatton, who won the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. Tony Finau (27-1) appears to be healthy enough to return following a positive COVID-19 test ahead of last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. And that litany of top four players are grouped tightly at the top. Koepka is near the middle of the pack at 27-1. Clearly, oddsmakers want to see the four-time major champion in action before making him one of the favorites.

Here’s a complete list of the odds for every player in the field for the 2020 CJ Cup (odds per FanDuel Sportsbook on Monday morning):

Dustin Johnson: 10-1

Jon Rahm: 10-1

Rory McIlroy: 11-1

Justin Thomas: 12-1

Xander Schauffele: 14-1

Matthew Wolff: 20-1

Patrick Cantlay: 20-1

Tyrrell Hatton: 20-1

Collin Morikawa: 22-1

Brooks Koepka: 27-1

Tony Finau: 27-1

Daniel Berger: 29-1

Hideki Matsuyama: 29-1

Tommy Fleetwood: 29-1

Viktor Hovland: 31-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick: 33-1

Sungjae Im: 34-1

Harris English: 41-1

Jason Day: 41-1

Louis Oosthuizen: 410-1

Scottie Scheffler: 41-1

Sergio Garcia: 41-1

Abraham Ancer: 50-1

Gary Woodland: 50-1

Justin Rose: 50-1


Michael Reaves

Paul Casey: 50-1

Rickie Fowler: 50-1

Shane Lowry: 50-1

Billy Horschel: 65-1

Brendon Todd: 65-1

Ian Poulter: 65-1

Joaquin Niemann: 65-1

Kevin Kisner: 65-1

Alex Noren: 80-1

Jordan Spieth: 80-1

Russell Henley: 80-1

Brian Harman: 100-1

Bubba Watson: 100-1

Cameron Smith: 100-1

Corey Conners: 100-1

Jason Kokrak: 100-1

Kevin Na: 100-1

MacKenzie Hughes: 100-1

Matt Kuchar: 100-1

Si Woo Kim: 100-1

Adam Hadwin: 120-1

Byeong Hun An: 120-1

Kevin Streelman: 120-1

Marc Leishman: 120-1

Sebastian Munoz: 120-1

Adam Long: 150-1

Brendan Steele: 150-1

Cameron Champ: 150-1

Dylan Frittelli: 150-1

Joel Dahmen: 150-1

Joohyung Kim: 150-1

Lanto Griffin: 150-1

Ryan Palmer: 150-1

Harry Higgs: 210-1


Rob Carr

Keegan Bradley: 210-1

Michael Thompson: 210-1

Carlos Ortiz: 270-1

Danny Lee: 270-1

Mark Hubbard: 270-1

Talor Gooch: 270-1

Andrew Landry: 320-1

Jim Herman: 320-1

K.H. Lee: 320-1

Nick Taylor: 320-1

Richy Werenski: 320-1

Tom Hoge: 320-1

Tyler Duncan: 320-1

Hanbyeol Kim: 420-1

Jaekyeong Lee: 420-1

Jeongwoo Ham: 420-1

Sung Kang: 420-1

Seonghyun Kim: 500-1