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Congaree to host PGA Tour's CJ Cup in 2022

June 29, 2022

The CJ Cup is heading to South Carolina.

Played in South Korea the first three years of its existence, the tournament has been held in Las Vegas the past two seasons as COVID-19 travel restrictions have kept the event from going abroad. The CJ Cup will stay in the United States this fall, as it will be held at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, S.C.

“Thanks to the tremendous commitment from CJ Group, the PGA Tour is thrilled to bring THE CJ Cup in South Carolina to the United States this October,” said Christian Hardy, PGA Tour senior vice president, International. “This event has provided a great platform on which to showcase golf’s top Korean players, and we are confident that Congaree will once again serve as a fantastic venue for hosting one of the tour’s premier tournaments.”

Congaree served as a first-time tour host in May 2021, helping fill a schedule gap caused by the cancellation of the RBC Canadian Open. Congaree was founded with a philanthropic mission to positively impact the lives of young people through the game of golf, supporting a number of educational and vocational endeavors within the local community and internationally through the Congaree Global Golf Initiative. The course was designed by Tom Fazio, who combined the aesthetics of the Carolina Lowcountry with the feel of a Sandbelt links. It ranks second in Golf Digest’s Best in State: South Carolina rankings and 39th in America’s 100 Greatest list.

Despite moving to South Carolina, the tournament will continue to honor its South Korean roots. Five players designated by the Korea Professional Golfers’ Association (KPGA), as well as the top three available players of Korean nationality from the Official World Golf Ranking, will be a part of the 78-player field. The rest of the field will be made of up of the leading players from the 2021-’22 FedEx Cup list and sponsor exemptions. There will be no cut.

The 2022 CJ Cup begins the week of October 17. Rory McIlroy is the defending champ.