LAST WEEK: CIMB Classic (Marc Leishman)
THIS WEEK: CJ Cup, Oct. 18-21
Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea (Par 72, 7,005 yards)
Purse: $9.5 million (Winner: $1.71M and 500 FedEx Cup points)
Defending champion: Justin Thomas
FedEx Cup leader: Kevin Tway
Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (All times on Golf Channel)
The 78-player no-cut event is open to players from top 60 in last season’s FedEx Cup standings, down to the 125th spot, along with five players designated from the KPGA, two players from the Asian Tour, the top three available players of Korean nationality from the world golf rankings and eight sponsor exemptions. … Thomas won last year’s inaugural event on the second playoff hole against Leishman. … This is the third of eight events during the PGA Tour’s fall wraparound schedule before a seven-week break. … Former World No. 1 Jason Day and Adam Scott of Australia, and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama are among those making their first PGA Tour starts since last month’s Tour Championship.
NEXT WEEK: WGC-HSBC Championship, Shanghai, China; Sanderson Farms Championship, Jackson, Miss.