World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, No. 2 Jon Rahm and No. 4 Rory McIlroy will play in both The CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek and the Zozo Championship @ Sherwood, two upcoming PGA Tour events that have been moved from Asia to the Western United States due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The CJ Cup, played the past three years at The Club @ Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, just off the coast of South Korea, will be contested Oct. 15-18 at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.
The following week, the Zozo Championship @ Sherwood will be held at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The first edition of the event was played last year at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Japan.
Johnson enters the two events in sizzling form. He finished runner-up at the PGA Championship, won The Northern Trust, came in second at the BMW Championship and then captured the season-long FedEx Cup by winning the Tour Championship.
In his most recent outing, he tied for sixth place in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot.
Johnson, a 36-year-old South Carolina native, said in a statement, “My game has been really good recently, so I am excited to play both tournaments. I was excited to hear that The CJ Cup will be played at Shadow Creek, where I have played some good golf in the past with family and friends. It’s a really good golf course and should be a great venue for the tournament.