Starting next year, the PGA Tour’s The CJ Cup Byron Nelson will be known as The CJ Cup.
The Byron Nelson, a U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour event familiar to Korean golf fans because of its four victories by Korean golfers – Bae Sang-moon in 2013, Kang Sung-hoon in 2019, and Lee Kyung-hoon in 2021 and 2022 – will join forces with The CJ Cup. CJ Group (Chairman Lee Jae-hyun) will be the title sponsor of the 79-year-old Byron Nelson.
CJ Group announced on Friday that it will host The CJ Cup Byron Nelson for 10 years until 2033. The tournament, which will be held next May, will be called “The CJ Cup Byron Nelson. The CJ Cup will be held as scheduled over four days beginning May 2 at TPC Craig Ranch (Par 72) in McKinney, Texas, near Dallas, with a total purse of $9.5 million (approximately $12.6 billion).
The CJ Cup was the only PGA Tour event to be held in South Korea when it began in 2017 and was held on Jeju Island for three years. It was then moved to the United States for three years starting in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The six editions hosted by CJ alone were fall series after the Playoffs Tour Championship, but will now be co-hosted with the Dallas-area Community Salesmanship Club of Dallas, which has the right to host the event as a regular Tour event.스포츠토토
Texas native Byron Nelson was a local favorite as an American golf legend who set records, including 11 consecutive PGA Tour victories. The Byron Nelson Tournament was the first PGA Tour event to feature a player’s name.