PGA Tour

CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges 2018

October 21-24

Nine Bridges Golf Club, Jeju Island, South Korea

$9,500,000

October 21-24

Nine Bridges Golf Club, Jeju Island, South Korea

$9,500,000

Round 1

Chez Reavie takes 1-stroke lead

October 21, 2018

Chez Reavie overcame cool, windy conditions for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke lead after the first round of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Thursday.

In the breezy conditions, the back nine of the course posed the most difficulty, but the 36-year-old American made two birdies and negotiated it in 35 after starting on the 10th tee, and then picked up three shots on his final nine.

Danny Willett and Si Woo Kim shot 69 while the large group at 70 and tied for fourth included Ian Poulter, Nick Watney and Michael Kim.

Brooks Koepka, playing in his first tournament since being voted PGA Tour player of the year, shot 71 and was in a group three strokes behind and tied for 11th which included Paul Casey and Hideki Matsuyama.

Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker shot 72. Defending champion Justin Thomas had a 73, as did Jason Day, Ernie Els and J.B. Holmes.

Marc Leishman, who won last week's CIMB Classic in Malaysia, and Adam Scott had 75s.

Reavie's only PGA Tour win came at the 2008 Canadian Open, and he finished second in back-to-back starts last year in Phoenix and Pebble Beach, losing at Phoenix in a playoff.

''It was a great day, I hit the ball really well,'' Reavie said of Thursday's round. ''The wind was blowing really hard all day long so you had to really start the ball well and keep it out of the wind. Luckily, I was able to do that.''

Despite the windy conditions, Reavie found all 14 fairways off the tee and hit 15 out of 18 greens in regulation, which he felt was the key to a good score.

''It's tough because once you get above the hole with this wind, it's really hard to chip it close,'' he said. ''The more greens you can hit, the better and that was key to my game.''

Willett, who has struggled with injuries and form since winning the 2016 Masters and has dropped to No. 342 in the world, made five birdies and two bogeys in his 69. Willett has just one top-five finish since finishing second in the Italian Open in September 2016.

Having committed to play on the PGA Tour by taking up membership this season, Willet said it was important to make a quick start to the season.

''I've done two tours for a couple of years, and it's very difficult,'' Willett said. ''We committed to play on the PGA Tour, to play predominantly over here this year and next. It's nice to kind of get in and get some points early if you can.''

The second of three PGA Tour events in three weeks in Asia has a 78-player field and no cut. Only 19 players broke par on Thursday.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Chez Reavie
USA
-4
68
T2
Danny Willett
ENG
-3
69
T2
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-3
69
T4
Austin Cook
USA
-2
70
T4
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-2
70
T4
Ian Poulter
ENG
-2
70
T4
Michael Kim
KOR
-2
70
T4
Nick Watney
USA
-2
70
T4
Rod Pampling
AUS
-2
70
T4
Scott Piercy
USA
-2
70
T11
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-1
71
T11
Brooks Koepka
USA
-1
71
T11
Dong-Seop Maeng
KOR
-1
71
T11
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-1
71
T11
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-1
71
T11
J. J. Spaun
USA
-1
71
T11
Patton Kizzire
USA
-1
71
T11
Paul Casey
ENG
-1
71
T19
Brandt Snedeker
USA
Par
72
T19
Charles Howell III
USA
Par
72
T19
Doyeob Mun
KOR
Par
72
T19
Jamie Lovemark
USA
Par
72
T19
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
72
T19
Jimmy Walker
USA
Par
72
T19
Joel Dahmen
USA
Par
72
T19
Kyle Stanley
USA
Par
72
T19
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
Par
72
T19
Pat Perez
USA
Par
72
T19
Ryan Moore
USA
Par
72
T19
Ryan Palmer
USA
Par
72
T19
Taehee Lee
KOR
Par
72
T19
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
Par
72
T33
Andrew Putnam
USA
1
73
T33
Brice Garnett
USA
1
73
T33
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
1
73
T33
Ernie Els
RSA
1
73
T33
Gary Woodland
USA
1
73
T33
J. B. Holmes
USA
1
73
T33
Jason Day
AUS
1
73
T33
Justin Thomas
USA
1
73
T33
Kevin Na
USA
1
73
T33
Kevin Tway
USA
1
73
T33
Peter Uihlein
USA
1
73
T33
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
1
73
T33
Ryan Armour
USA
1
73
T33
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
1
73
T47
Alexander Noren
SWE
2
74
T47
Billy Horschel
USA
2
74
T47
Brendan Steele
USA
2
74
T47
Brian Gay
USA
2
74
T47
Cameron Smith
AUS
2
74
T47
Hyung-Joon Lee
KOR
2
74
T47
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
2
74
T54
Abraham Ancer
USA
3
75
T54
Adam Scott
AUS
3
75
T54
Beau Hossler
USA
3
75
T54
Branden Grace
RSA
3
75
T54
Chesson Hadley
USA
3
75
T54
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
3
75
T54
Keith Mitchell
USA
3
75
T54
Marc Leishman
AUS
3
75
T54
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
3
75
T54
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
3
75
T64
Brian Harman
USA
4
76
T64
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
4
76
T64
Charley Hoffman
USA
4
76
T64
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
4
76
T64
James Hahn
USA
4
76
T64
Kevin Chappell
USA
4
76
T64
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
4
76
T64
Xander Schauffele
USA
4
76
T72
Brian Stuard
USA
5
77
T72
Hyun-Woo Ryu
KOR
5
77
T72
Jason Kokrak
USA
5
77
T72
Stewart Cink
USA
5
77
T72
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
5
77
77
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
6
78
78
Min-Chel Choi
KOR
10
82
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Chez Reavie
USA
-4
68
T2
Danny Willett
ENG
-3
69
T2
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-3
69
T4
Austin Cook
USA
-2
70
T4
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-2
70
T4
Ian Poulter
ENG
-2
70
T4
Michael Kim
KOR
-2
70
T4
Nick Watney
USA
-2
70
T4
Rod Pampling
AUS
-2
70
T4
Scott Piercy
USA
-2
70
T11
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-1
71
T11
Brooks Koepka
USA
-1
71
T11
Dong-Seop Maeng
KOR
-1
71
T11
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-1
71
T11
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-1
71
T11
J. J. Spaun
USA
-1
71
T11
Patton Kizzire
USA
-1
71
T11
Paul Casey
ENG
-1
71
T19
Brandt Snedeker
USA
Par
72
T19
Charles Howell III
USA
Par
72
T19
Doyeob Mun
KOR
Par
72
T19
Jamie Lovemark
USA
Par
72
T19
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
72
T19
Jimmy Walker
USA
Par
72
T19
Joel Dahmen
USA
Par
72
T19
Kyle Stanley
USA
Par
72
T19
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
Par
72
T19
Pat Perez
USA
Par
72
T19
Ryan Moore
USA
Par
72
T19
Ryan Palmer
USA
Par
72
T19
Taehee Lee
KOR
Par
72
T19
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
Par
72
T33
Andrew Putnam
USA
1
73
T33
Brice Garnett
USA
1
73
T33
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
1
73
T33
Ernie Els
RSA
1
73
T33
Gary Woodland
USA
1
73
T33
J. B. Holmes
USA
1
73
T33
Jason Day
AUS
1
73
T33
Justin Thomas
USA
1
73
T33
Kevin Na
USA
1
73
T33
Kevin Tway
USA
1
73
T33
Peter Uihlein
USA
1
73
T33
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
1
73
T33
Ryan Armour
USA
1
73
T33
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
1
73
T47
Alexander Noren
SWE
2
74
T47
Billy Horschel
USA
2
74
T47
Brendan Steele
USA
2
74
T47
Brian Gay
USA
2
74
T47
Cameron Smith
AUS
2
74
T47
Hyung-Joon Lee
KOR
2
74
T47
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
2
74
T54
Abraham Ancer
USA
3
75
T54
Adam Scott
AUS
3
75
T54
Beau Hossler
USA
3
75
T54
Branden Grace
RSA
3
75
T54
Chesson Hadley
USA
3
75
T54
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
3
75
T54
Keith Mitchell
USA
3
75
T54
Marc Leishman
AUS
3
75
T54
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
3
75
T54
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
3
75
T64
Brian Harman
USA
4
76
T64
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
4
76
T64
Charley Hoffman
USA
4
76
T64
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
4
76
T64
James Hahn
USA
4
76
T64
Kevin Chappell
USA
4
76
T64
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
4
76
T64
Xander Schauffele
USA
4
76
T72
Brian Stuard
USA
5
77
T72
Hyun-Woo Ryu
KOR
5
77
T72
Jason Kokrak
USA
5
77
T72
Stewart Cink
USA
5
77
T72
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
5
77
77
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
6
78
78
Min-Chel Choi
KOR
10
82