Odds shown as:

CJ Cup Tips & Predictions: Back Berger at Shadow Creek

Daniel Berger features in this week's CJ Cup Tips & Predictions
Daniel Berger features in this week's CJ Cup Tips & Predictions

Our golf tipster Russell Palmer returns with another three tips from the PGA Tour which this week takes place in Las Vegas with the CJ Cup...

The PGA Tour returns this week for an extra week in Las Vegas and we are treated to a top class field as the players get some game-time in before next month's Masters.

The betting is dominated by the world number one and two in Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm who are both available at 10/1.

With Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Rory McIlroy also lining up, I'm delving a little deeper to try and snaffle some value.

This is the first PGA Tour event to be played at Shadow Creek, a massive 7,527 yard track which should benefit the long hitters, the event has been switched from it's usual location in South Korea due to the COVID situation and as a result we don't have any course form to go on.

Last week's winner on the PGA Tour was a 250/1 poke in Martin Laird and whilst this standard of field it's hard to imagine a similar priced springer and an all out putting competition, but I still think with a stacked field there's value to be had further down the betting.

Golf odds
CJ Cup at a glance
CJ Cup at a glance
CJ Cup Tip #1
Daniel Berger each-way
  • 13 top 25 finishes last season from 17 events including 1 win
  • Ranks top for Scrambling in the field
Odds correct as of 2020-10-13 09:30 Odds subject to change.

I had liked the look of Tony Finau this week but due to his COVID related withdrawal I've subbed him for Daniel Berger who is available to back at 33/1 with Bet 365.

The 27-year-old might not have Finau's length off the tee but he still sails it out over 300 yards and it's his short game especially that attracts me to him this week.

Ranking 1st for scrambling on the PGA Tour last season, Berger amassed 13 top 25's from his 17 tournaments played, missing just two cuts and picking up a win in the Charles Schwab Challenge, the first tournament back after lockdown.

Good with the putter, Berger ranked 7th in the field for shots gained putting last season and can feature here at decent odds given the lack of recent game-time for the leading players may spring up some surprises.

Masters Odds
CJ Cup Tip #2
Ian Poulter each-way
  • Two top tens in his last two starts
  • One of the best putters in the field
Odds correct as of 2020-10-13 09:30 Odds subject to change.

Whilst the likes of last week's winner of the BMW PGA Championship Tyrrell Hatton (tipped up at 16/1 by this column), Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry are all high profile European Tour players who've made the trip to Vegas this week, it's another that catches my eye at a big price.

Whilst Shadow Creek will suit the long hitters, it's Ian Poulter's all round game at the moment which appeals to me, the Englishman finishing 5th and 6th on his last two starts, he's no stranger to jetting back and forth across the world to play and I think he can make an impression here.

Ranked the 16th best player at scrambling on the PGA Tour in this week's field last year, Poulter is also good with the flat stick where he tied 6th on the PGA Tour last season for shots gained putting.

Ever the competitor I like Poulter to scrap his way into contention at odds of 66/1. 

CJ Cup Tip #3
Sebastian Munoz each-way
  • Top 25 for driving distance in the field
  • Made last 7 cuts straight including two top tens
Odds correct as of 2020-10-13 09:25 Odds subject to change.

My last pick this week comes in the shape of Colombian Sebastian Munoz.

The 27-year-old has been ultra consistent on the PGA Tour finishing in the top 30 in five of his last six tournaments, including two top tens.

Long off the tee, ranking 23rd in driving distance in this field, he's also got good scrambling skills where he ranks 31st and whilst we need him to have a good week with the putter, that's factored into the price at 125/1.

As ever, good luck with your bets if you're following and please gamble responsibly.

Follow me at Twitter @rustyboy75.

Post-lockdown form:


  • Tyrrell Hatton - BMW PGA Championship - advised at 16/1
  • John Catlin - Irish Open - advised at 40/1
  • Jon Rahm - BMW Championship - advised at 14/1
  • Dustin Johnson - Northern Trust - advised at 20/1
  • Justin Thomas - WGC FedEx St Jude - advised at 12/1
  • Webb Simpson - RBC Heritage - advised at 30/1


  • Kristoffer Ventura - T6 Sanderson Farms Championship - advised at 80/1
  • Xander Schauffele - 5th US Open - advised at 16/1
  • Kristoffer Ventura - T7 Safeway Open - advised at 80/1
  • Laurie Canter - 2nd Portugal Masters - advised at 66/1
  • Si Woo Kim - T3 Wyndham Championship - advised at 40/1
  • Jason Day - T4 USPGA Championship - advised at 40/1
  • Phil Mickelson - 2nd WGC FedEx St Jude - advised at 110/1
  • Viktor Hovland - 3rd Workday Charity Open - advised at 25/1
  • Kevin Streelman - T7 Workday Charity Open - advised at 60/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton - T4 Rocket Mortgage Classic - advised at 16/1
Free bets
Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD Promo code: 30FB • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply. 18+ & Begambleaware
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins on Big Bass Bonanza, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £10 & Get £40 In Free Bets
#AD New Customer Offer. Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on the Premier League from Wednesday 10th of August until Monday 15th of August, odds 1/2 (1.5) — get £40 in free bets, valid 30 days. Only deposits via Cards will qualify. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
£40 In Bonuses
#AD Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. Free bets and spins must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet/spin stake not included in any winnings. Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org