McIlroy to take part in CJ Cup on PGA Tour opening in October … 2nd consecutive championship challenge

Winner of the CJ McIlroy Cup in 2021

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Dongchan Kim = 2021-2022 PGA Tour season FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) will host the CJ Cup PGA Tour (total prize money of 1,000) to be held in Lizzyland, South Carolina, USA in October. 50 million dollars).

McIlroy, who won the competition last year, is trying to win the championship for the second year in a row.

The CJ Cup is the first regular PGA Tour tournament held in Korea, held in Jeju Island in 2017.

It was held in Jeju Island until 2019, and from 2020 it is held in the United States due to the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

McIlroy won the CJ Cup last year in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

This year, the CJ Cup will be held at Congaree Golf Club in Liziland, South Carolina, USA for four days from October 20th.

McIlroy completed his 20 PGA Tour wins by winning this tournament last year, and his first win of the 2021-2022 season.

The CJ Cup was the first step towards winning the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour in the 2021-2022 season.

McIlroy, who starts the 2022-2023 season with the CJ Cup, said, “This is the first time I have played a title defense as the first tournament of the season.

There will be 78 players participating in the CJ Cup, 5 players from the Korean Tour Professional Golf Association (KPGA), and 3 top Korean players based on world rankings.

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