The field for the 2022 CJ Cup is official and we’re in for a treat.
Defending champion Rory McIlroy is among six of the world’s top-10 players and 15 of the top 20 headed to Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina.
McIlroy hasn’t played on the PGA Tour since winning the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup but has made three starts on the DP World Tour, finishing inside the top five in all three (T-2, 4, T-4).
In fact, since his silver medal at the Masters, McIlroy’s only finish outside the top 20 is a missed cut at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in August.
World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, who made his pickleball debut with Jordan Spieth Thursday night, tied for 38th at The Summit Club last season.
Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Matt Fitzpatrick are the other four top-10 players teeing it up in South Carolina.
Rickie Fowler, who’s currently tied for the lead at the Zozo Championship after two rounds, is in the field thanks to a sponsor’s exemption. Fowler played with McIlroy in the final group last season, eventually tying for third.
15 of the top 20 players in the Official World Golf Ranking will compete at THE CJ CUP in South Carolina next week, including No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, No. 3 Rory McIlroy and No. 5 Jon Rahm.
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) October 14, 2022
Congaree Golf Club, a par-72 track that will measure around 7,400 yards, hosted the 2021 Palmetto Championship, an event won by Garrick Higgo.
The first CJ Cup was held in 2017 at Nine Bridges in Korea, but was moved to Las Vegas in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.