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    2021 CJ Cup golf odds, predictions: Best bets and surprising PGA Tour picks from proven insider

    Golf stats expert Sal Johnson, who knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour and has carried over his uncanny success from last season, offers his best bets and winners for this week's PGA Tour event in Las Vegas.

    A star-studded field will come out Thursday when the PGA Tour spends its second week in Las Vegas for the 2021 CJ Cup at Summit Club, which tees off Thursday.  

    Caesars Sportsbook lists Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas as the 12-1 co-favorites in its latest 2021 CJ Cup golf odds. Among the many other big names expected to contend from the 2021 CJ Cup at Summit field are Collin Morikawa (16-1), Rory McIlroy (18-1), Jordan Spieth (22-1) and Brooks Koepka (25-1).

    Before you lock in any bets on the 2021 CJ Cup or make any PGA Tour predictions, you NEED to see what proven golf insider Sal Johnson has to say.

    The media legend has broken down the field and has revealed his top CJ Cup at Summit picks below. With his track record on picks, you'll really want to see who he is backing, because he knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour.

    The media legend and esteemed golf insider has a strong track record on picks and knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour. Last week before the Shriners at TPC Summerlin, he tabbed both Sungjae Im and Matthew Wolff among his contenders.

    He cited Im's all-around statistical prowess and quality of play last fall and knew Wolff would be in the mix with his distance. "With his great length off the tee, he can dominate at TPC Summerlin," Johnson told SportsLine in reference to Wolff.

    Im shot a 9-under 62 in the final round for a comfortable four-shot win. Wolff shot 3-under on Sunday to finish as runner-up, his first top-10 finish in almost exactly a year.

    The previous week at the Sanderson Farms Championship, Johnson nailed Sam Burns as his winner, and the expert comes off a stellar 2020-21 season.

    Before the Tokyo Olympics, he had Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama among his top five golfers. Schauffele won the gold medal for Team USA, while the other three made the playoff for bronze.

    He also was one of the few experts to say 55-1 long shot Kevin Kisner had a legitimate chance before he got his first stroke-play win in more than four years at the Wyndham Championship. Anyone who has followed Johnson's advice has cashed in HUGE!

    Now Johnson, the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer who worked with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and founder of the world's top golf stats database, has released his highly confident 2021 CJ Cup at Summit picks, and they will surprise you. (For golf updates and news, click here)  

    Shockingly, the golf expert is fading British Open champion Collin Morikawa, who is among the favorites! The golf expert doesn't know what to expect from the young American, who was nearly flawless in the Ryder Cup and finished T-4 at the Olympics. But he hasn't finished higher than T-26 on tour since his win in England, so Johnson is setting him aside in favor of several other players who might be overlooked.   

    This week, the golf expert says a HUGE long shot of well over 40-1 has a real chance to win! This golfer is a great putter and makes a ton of birdies, and that is exactly what it is going to take at Summit Club. He could pull off a SHOCKER this week, and anyone who backs this underdog could cash in HUGE!

    Who wins the 2021 CJ Cup at Summit Club? Where do Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele finish? And which MONSTER long shot is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine now to see Sal Johnson's top predictions and analysis for 2021 CJ Cup golf, all from the insider who knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour!


    SportsLine Staff

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