Keith Mitchell Is Dominating The CJ Cup!

Keith Mitchell - CJ Cup 2021

Keith Mitchell is dominating so far through two rounds of play.The CJ Cup is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. This tournament was played for the first time in October 2017, being sponsored by CJ Group. The 2021 tournament is in Shadow Creek Golf Course in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The first three tournaments were played at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju Island, South Korea. 

Keith Mitchell Is Dominating

Keith Mitchell has remained consistent halfway through the CJ Cup. Mitchell has birdied 17 holes, eagled one hole, and has only bogeyed just one time through 36 holes of play. Mitchell is the favorite to win at this point in the tournament with a total score of 18-under par. Mitchell felt flattered after Rory McIlroy had strong paise of Keith Mitchell before the CJ Cup began.

Rory McIlroy Flatters Keith Mitchell

Rory McIlroy recalled on Wednesday, “This is a very anecdotal story, but I played the final round with Mitchell at Quail Hollow last season and he was leading. Mitchell was maybe one ahead of me or whatever it was. He came out and he hits it in the left bunker on 1, hits an unbelievable 7-iron to like 10 feet, and holes the putt. I just think the field is so deep that people wouldn’t maybe pick a Keith Mitchell to win a tournament at the start of a week, but you play with him in a final round on a Sunday, and he stopped me in my tracks. I was like, he is a hell of a player.”

“Anything Rory says is always taken to heart because he is probably one of the most looked-up-to guys out here,” Mitchell said. “He always says the right thing and he always means it when he says it, and for him to say something about me, it means a lot because right now he’s always – not right now, he’s always been one of the superstars out there. So, for him to say that just coming from such a quality guy is really cool.”[1]

Cooling Down

Robert Streb was making putts on Thursday as if his life depended on it. This was Streb’s best start to a tournament at 11-under par. After putting on a show as the leader after the first day of the CJ Cup, Streb has been mediocre the second day shooting an even score.

In The Rough

Jason Kokrak, who had 45-1 odds to win the tournament has bogeyed his way into trouble. Kokrak currently sits tied in 71st place, at one stroke under par. Kokrak does not feel like the CJ Cup defending champion. Other golfers who are struggling include Jason Day, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace, Kevin Streelman, Hanbyeol Kim, Charl Schwartzel, and Yoseop Seo.

Previous Winners

2020: Jason Kokrak (-20)

2019: Justin Thomas (-20)

2018: Brooks Koepka (-21)

2017: Justin Thomas (-9) 

Current Leaderboard – After Round 2 of 4

Keith Mitchell is dominating after two rounds of play being in the lead by five strokes.

CJ CUP LEADERBOARD – 2021 – ROUND 1 WORLD RANK
RK PLAYER NAME SCORE RANK THIS WEEK RANK LAST WEEK
1 Keith Mitchell -18 🇺🇸 United States 126 126
T2 Harry Higgs -13 🇺🇸 United States 120 117
T2 Seonghyun Kim -13 🇰🇷 South Korea 174 173
T2 Adam Scott -13 🇦🇺 Australia 39 37
T2 Jordan Spieth -13 🇺🇸 United States 15 14
T6 Rickie Fowler -12 🇺🇸 United States 117 119
T6 Tyrrell Hatton -12 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 17 16
T8 Paul Casey -11 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 22 22
T8 Viktor Hovland -11 🇳🇴 Norway 14 15
T8 Mackenzie Hughes -11 🇨🇦 Canada 55 54
T8 Ian Poulter -11 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 48 47
T8 Cameron Smith -11 🇦🇺 Australia 23 23
T8 Robert Streb -11 🇺🇸 United States 130 128
T8 Erik van Rooyen -11 🇿🇦 South Africa 53 55
T8 Aaron Wise -11 🇺🇸 United States 97 99
T16 Maverick McNealy -10 🇺🇸 United States 110 106
T16 Kevin Na -10 🇺🇸 United States 24 30
T16 Hudson Swafford -10 🇺🇸 United States 122 121
T19 Abraham Ancer -9 🇲🇽 Mexico 12 12
T19 Sam Burns -9 🇺🇸 United States 25 25
T19 Sergio Garcia -9 🇪🇸 Spain 41 48
T19 Talor Gooch -9 🇺🇸 United States 76 76
T19 Sung Kang -9 🇰🇷 South Korea 242 237
T19 Minkyu Kim -9 🇰🇷 South Korea 655 642
T19 Chris Kirk -9 🇺🇸 United States 68 71
T19 Rory McIlroy -9 🇮🇪 Northern Ireland 13 13
T19 Jhonattan Vegas -9 🇨🇴 Colombia 89 89
T28 Keegan Bradley -8 🇺🇸 United States 80 79
T28 Joaquin Niemann -8 🇨🇱 Chile 30 29
T28 Brian Harman -8 🇺🇸 United States 43 42
T28 Sebastián Muñoz -8 🇨🇴 Colombia 67 66
T28 Hideki Matsuyama -8 🇯🇵 Japan 18 17
T28 Carlos Ortiz -8 🇲🇽 Mexico 66 65
T28 Justin Thomas -8 🇺🇸 United States 6 6
T35 Stewart Cink -7 🇺🇸 United States 46 46
T35 Cam Davis -7 🇦🇺 Australia 64 63
T35 Russell Henley -7 🇺🇸 United States 59 59
T35 Max Homa -7 🇺🇸 United States 42 41
T35 Sungjae Im -7 🇰🇷 South Korea 29 27
T35 Brooks Koepka -7 🇺🇸 United States 10 10
T35 Collin Morikawa -7 🇺🇸 United States 3 3
T35 Patrick Reed -7 🇺🇸 United States 19 19
T35 Scottie Scheffler -7 🇺🇸 United States 21 21
T35 Harold Varner III -7 🇺🇸 United States 79 78
T35 Gary Woodland -7 🇺🇸 United States 88 87
T46 Kevin Kisner -6 🇺🇸 United States 35 34
T46 Xander Schauffele -6 🇺🇸 United States 5 5
T46 Webb Simpson -6 🇺🇸 United States 20 20
T49 Tony Finau -5 🇺🇸 United States 9 9
T49 Lucas Glover -5 🇺🇸 United States 85 84
T49 Tom Hoge -5 🇺🇸 United States 113 111
T49 Matt Jones -5 🇦🇺 Australia 75 75
T49 Jaekyeong Lee -5 🇰🇷 South Korea 480 472
T49 Marc Leishman -5 🇦🇺 Australia 38 39
T55 Byeong-Hun An -4 🇰🇷 South Korea 179 176
T55 Rasmus Hojgaard -4 🇩🇰 Denmark 82 83
T55 Tommy Fleetwood -4 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 37 38
T55 Emiliano Grillo -4 🇦🇷 Argentina 73 73
T55 Dustin Johnson -4 🇺🇸 United States 2 2
T55 Si Woo Kim -4 🇰🇷 South Korea 50 49
T55 Kyoung-Hoon Lee -4 🇰🇷 South Korea 58 58
T55 Justin Rose -4 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 45 45
T63 Harris English -3 🇺🇸 United States 11 11
T63 Joohyung Kim -3 🇰🇷 South Korea 133 134
T63 Alex Noren -3 🇸🇪 Sweden 62 62
T63 Louis Oosthuizen -3 🇿🇦 South Africa 8 8
T63 Shanghun Shin -3 🇰🇷 South Korea 616 608
T63 Cameron Tringale -3 🇺🇸 United States 74 74
T69 Charley Hoffman -2 🇺🇸 United States 61 61
T69 Patton Kizzire -2 🇺🇸 United States 111 108
T71 Jason Day -1 🇦🇺 Australia 78 81
T71 Hanbyeol Kim -1 🇰🇷 South Korea 266 259
T71 Jason Kokrak -1 🇺🇸 United States 27 26
T71 Shane Lowry -1 🇮🇪 Ireland 40 40
T75 Branden Grace 0 🇿🇦 South Africa 57 57
T75 Charl Schwartzel 0 🇿🇦 South Africa 72 72
T75 Yoseop Seo 0 🇰🇷 South Korea 468 510
78 Kevin Streelman +1 🇺🇸 United States 56 56

Weather Conditions

Saturday Sunday
WIND 7 mp/h NE 11 mp/h ESE
CONDITIONS ☀️ Sunny 🌤Partly Cloudy
TEMP. 66 ℉ 69 ℉
HUMIDITY 15 % 17 %
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