Players commented about the beauty of the course and the immaculate fairways and greens. But CJ Cup champion Rory McIlroy said it was simply too easy for the best players in the world.
Emiliano Grillo played the final six holes in 7 under, making eagles on both the 14th and 18th holes to go with birdies on Nos. 13, 16 and 17.
Rory McIlroy charged past third-round leader Rickie Fowler and held off Collin Morikawa to win the CJ Cup at The Summit Club, his 20th victory on the PGA Tour.
Abraham Ancer shot a 9-under 63 on Saturday in the CJ Cup at The Summit Club and trails leader Rickie Fowler by three strokes entering the final round Sunday.
Rickie Fowler shot a 9-under 63 on Saturday in the CJ Cup at The Summit Club, taking him to 21 under and a two-shot lead over Rory McIlory after three rounds.
Rory McIlroy may be the only person in Las Vegas who had an idea what was coming this week.
The midway point of the CJ Cup in Las Vegas arrived with Keith Mitchell on top at 18 under through two rounds.
There was a little confusion earlier this week about exactly what was the course record at The Summit Club. Robert Streb put that discussion to rest on Thursday.
Notes from Thursday’s opening round of the CJ Cup at The Summit Club.
The honor came in recognition of Xander Schauffele’s gold medal performance this summer in the Tokyo Olympics.
With 78 of the world’s top golfers in the field, the attraction for players and viewers just might be The Summit Club, the mysterious layout set amongst the red rocks of western Las Vegas.
Jason Kokrak won his maiden PGA Tour title last year when the CJ Cup was at Shadow Creek. He will defend the title at The Summit Club this week.
The Summit Club is a 10-minute drive from Collin Morikawa’s home in Summerlin, giving him a huge advantage over the rest of the 78-player field for the PGA Tour event.
Forty-five players who teed it up in the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin can stay put in Las Vegas for another week as they are in the field for the CJ Cup.
Sungjae Im played his first 13 holes in 9 under and coasted to a final-round 62, finishing at 24 under for a four-stroke victory Sunday in the Shriners Children’s Open.