Defending Champion Justin Thomas, Participates in THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES for a second straight wiNEWS&STORIES 2018.09.14
'Defending champion' Justin Thomas,Participates in THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES for a second straight win
- Defending champion Justin Thomas, was the first foreign player to reveal to us he would participate in the competition, expressing his will to win the championship twice in a row
- Thomas : "As I have good memories from being on Jeju Island, I will do my best to form some good memories again."
- CJ : "We welcome Justin Thomas’s announcement of his intent to participate in the championship, and we hope that you will continue to show strong interest in other foreign golfers who will come to Jeju."
Defending champion Justin Thomas will participate in THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES (hereinafter referred to as THE CJ CUP), the first regular PGA Tour championship held in Korea.
Justin Thomas, who won three championships this season, was the first foreign player to express his intention to play THE CJ CUP in Jeju. He stated, "I’m looking forward to playing again for THE CJ CUP as a defending champion. As I have good memories from being on Jeju Island, I will do my best to form some good memories again, "showing his will to snatch two consecutive wins. "Last year, many golf fans came and enjoyed the championship, and I hope that more fans will visit the golf course and root for their favorite golfers." He also asked for the continued support of Korean fans.
In particular, Justin Thomas has previously shown a great deal of interest in THE CJ CUP championship trophy, inspired by Hangeul and Jikjisimcheyojeol (Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests 'Zen Teachings). The championship trophy features the Hangeul names of all players who participated in the championship. Especially, the Hangeul name of the winner, Justin Thomas, is engraved in a golden color to honor the champion. Justin Thomas said, "I put the trophy in my study where I can admire it often." He said he was deeply impressed by the trophy.
CJ Group will continue to announce the line-up of world-class players who will participate in THE CJ CUP. It welcomes defending champion Justin Thomas’s announcement of his intent to participate in the competition, and hopes that domestic and foreign golf fans will take a deeper interest in the foreign players whom it will continuously announce.
THE CJ CUP will be held at Club Nine Bridges in Jeju for four days from October 18 (Thursday) to October 21 (Sunday), and for more information on the championship and ticket sales, please visit the official website and CJ Mall (www.CJmall.com/ THECJCUP).
* Eligibility to participate in the championship will be determined according to the order of the category classification, and if there are players in a higher category who qualified for participation in the competition, next players in the lower category will be qualified to play in the championship.