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The Asian Swing continues this week with the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in South Korea. This is a 78-player event with no cut and a staggering $9.25 million purse. This is a big-boy purse with 40 percent of the world top 50 in attendance at a renowned Korean club.
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2017 CJ Cup at Nine Bridges rankings: Top 10 picks
1. Justin Thomas -- We have to stick with JT here because we still view him as the best player in the world. However, other options are equally valuable.
2. Tony Finau -- Finau has been great dating back to the playoffs, and he finished runner-up at the Safeway Open. His length won't be as huge of an asset here compared to other PGA Tour stops, but his full game is in great shape.
3. Xander Schauffele -- The X-Man continues to kill it, earning a medal-stand finish in Malaysia. A sophomore slump is yet to manifest itself.
4. Paul Casey -- Casey continues to play studly golf, though he struggles to finish things off when he's in contention. However, he finds a way to creep up the board when he's seemingly out of it, too.
5. Pat Perez -- Double P is his own man, and he's riding the wave of rejuvenation from wins in back-to-back seasons. If his short game continues to hold, keep loving him.
6. Rafa Cabrera Bello -- RCB (my initials, too) had a nice T-10 finish in Malaysia, and he's striking the ball well. Ballstriking seems imperative at a potentially penal Nine Bridges.
7. Marc Leishman -- This is a reputation pick since he faded at the Tour Championship and wasn't much under big pressure at the Presidents Cup. However, he's become a reliable fantasy play.
8. Jason Day -- J-Day is well worth a look this week, and he played well in the playoffs to get to the Tour Championship. A little R&R was likely good for his game. Putting a little in question right now.
9. Chez Reavie -- Reavie deserves some recognition for his last 60 days of golf. He continued his good form in Malaysia, and he's a low-cost pick in fantasy.
10. Anirban Lahiri -- Sticking with Lahiri in the top 10 as he is in good form in both individual events (T-9, T-10 last two starts) and he's the Pres Cup savior.
My DraftKings lineup for this week:
- Tony Finau - $10,200
- Russell Henley - $8,800
- Kevin Na - $8,000
- Chez Reavie - $7,900
- Stewart Cink - $7,400
- Bud Cauley - $7,400