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Pampling spearheads Aussies at CJ Cup

22 October 2018

Three-time major victor Koepka can reach top spot in the rankings for the first time with victory. He is a 10/1 pick, and coming off arguably his best season as a professional. "We were fortunate to see that play itself out over the weekend previous year".

The world No 3 got back on track with birdies at 12 and 14, and he closed to within one of Piercy with a brilliant eagle at the last that boosted Koepka's hopes of the win he needs to take him to the top of the world rankings.

The tournament's $9.5 million purse trails only The Players Championship, the World Golf Championships and the majors on the PGA Tour schedule.

Ryder Cup star Paul Casey provided the outstanding highlight of the CJ Cup as he enjoyed a superb hole-in-one in his second round at Nine Bridges.

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The Buckeyes' only score of the first half - a 24-yard field goal by Blake Haubeil - was partly gift-wrapped. "Just a great performance". "I thought we were going to come out here and play our tails off", Meyer said.

If the weather is mild, then this is a definite birdie fest. It would be the first time for him, the eighth time for an American and the 23rd time overall for a new No. 1 player in the world to be crowned. "We're definitely going to have a big following, and it won't be for Brooks or myself, that's for sure", Thomas said.

"Yeah the greens have a lot of slope on them", Thomas said. We've seen how wind can suspend play on British Open courses, as well-when the ball is being blown around on the greens. If you want to use some of the slopes to get close to the holes, or if you want use some to get into the spot where you want to putt from, but the hardest part is that you just have to play smart.

Leishman won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia last Sunday by five strokes, closing with a 7-under 65 to match Thomas' 2015 tournament record of 26-under 262.

The memory of last year's CJ Cup at Nine Bridges is still in Leishman's mind.

Shubhankar Sharma of India, tied for the 54-hole lead in Kuala Lumpur last week before finishing in a tie for ninth, is also entered in South Korea. As he reminded everyone of on Friday, he actually missed a large swath of the year with a wrist injury so he feels good about his game, his swing and his body. "It was a different golf course than it was yesterday, you were able to take advantage of these par 5s", said Koepka, who opened in 71 on Day 1.

Pampling spearheads Aussies at CJ Cup