PGA’s The CJ Cup to be known as ‘The CJ Cup Byron Nelson’ starting next May

The CJ Cup on the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour will be held in May under the name “The CJ Cup Byron Nelson” from next year.

CJ Group (Chairman Lee Jae-hyun) announced on May 5 that it will become the title sponsor of the 79-year-old Byron Nelson from next year. CJ will host The CJ Cup Byron Nelson for 10 years until 2033.

The CJ Cup was the only PGA Tour event to be held on Jeju Island for three years starting in 2017, and was played in the United States from 2020 through last year due to COVID-19. The CJ Cup, which was held in the Fall Series following the conclusion of the Playoff Tour Championship, was dropped from the Fall Series this year and will become a regular Tour event starting next year. Previously hosted exclusively by CJ, the event will be co-hosted by the Dallas-area Community Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Next year’s The CJ Cup will be held at TPC Craig Ranch (Par 72) in McKinney, Texas, near Dallas, starting on May 2, with a total purse of $9.5 million (approx. KRW12.6 billion).

“Over the past three years that CJ has held tournaments in the U.S., our sales and corporate image in the U.S. market have increased significantly, so we decided to host The CJ Cup Byron Nelson to strengthen our marketing activities in the U.S.,” said CJ. “We are discussing measures such as considering Korean players’ participation opportunities.”안전놀이터

The Byron Nelson is the first PGA Tour event to be named after a player. Byron Nelson is a “legend” on the PGA Tour, having won 11 consecutive tournaments. Nelson was born in Texas and never left. Last year, the tournament’s gallery reached 200,000.

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