The PGA Tour has announced October's CJ Cup has been moved from South Korea to Las Vegas because of travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The first three editions of the tournament were all hosted on Jeju Island, with American Justin Thomas winning in 2017 and 2019 either side of compatriot Brooks Koepka's 2018 triumph.

However, the tournament, which kicks off the Asian swing of the PGA Tour season, will now take place at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas between October 15 and 18 this year.

It will follow the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which is also taking place in Nevada.

"While our players have always looked forward to visiting Korea, the current circumstances provided this new opportunity to bring the event to Las Vegas which will also provide brand exposure and awareness to the viewing audience in the United States and around the globe," PGA Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw said.

Thomas added: "The CJ Cup quickly became one of my favourite events on Tour.

"While winning twice certainly helped, the hospitality shown to us by CJ Group and the Korean community has made the tournament special to all of us as PGA Tour players.

"It's unfortunate that we won't be able to travel to Korea for this year's event, but it is fantastic that we will still be able to shine a light on CJ Group through the tournament at a venue like Shadow Creek."

The Zozo Championship and WGC-HSBC Champions are due to be hosted in Japan and China in late October and early November. 

However, an ESPN report claimed the Zozo Championship, which was won in 2019 by Tiger Woods, will also be moved to the United States, while the WGC-HSBC Champions, which was won by Rory McIlroy last year, may be cancelled entirely.

Dustin Johnson closed out a stunning 11-stroke victory at the Northern Trust on Sunday.

Johnston carded an eight-under 63 in the final round at TPC Boston on his way to a 22nd PGA Tour success.

The American won the tournament for a third time, with only Vijay Singh (four) having claimed the title on more occasions, and returned to world number one.

Coming off a runner-up finish at the US PGA Championship, Johnson was in incredible form at the opening event of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

He posted scores of 67, 60, 64 and 63, with his final round featuring six birdies and an eagle as he hit all 18 greens in regulation for just the second time in his career.

Johnson held a five-stroke lead heading into Sunday and his victory was never in doubt despite a late delay due to inclement weather.

His 30-under 254 is the second-lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history.

Harris English (69) finished a distant second at 19 under, a shot ahead of Daniel Berger (67).

Jon Rahm carded a 65 and ended up tied for sixth alongside Webb Simpson (66), a stroke adrift of Kevin Kisner (66) and Scottie Scheffler (71).

Scheffler stole the show on Friday with a 59, but he could only post scores of 67 and 71 on the weekend.

Already out of contention, Tiger Woods at least managed a positive finish with a 66 to finish at six under – enough for a tie for 58th.

Rory McIlroy struggled to get going throughout the tournament as the Northern Irishman finished at two under after a 69.

Tiger Woods has conceded it is difficult to play with the same intensity without fans in attendance.

Woods, along with fellow star Rory McIlroy, endured a difficult third round at the Northern Trust on Saturday, but shot an impressive five-under 66 on Sunday to finish on six under.

It marks Woods' lowest round since he won the Zozo Championship in 2019.

Despite an impressive finish, Woods said it was hard to play with the same motivation as he would do in front of a crowd, with no galleries allowed at events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"You hit good shots and you get on nice little runs, but we don't have the same energy, the same fan energy," Woods told reporters.

"It is different. Normally, you may have it like this at a Thursday or Friday morning round when there's no one out here, but by the time you get around the turn, people start coming around.

"But it's been like that from the word go, and it is very different."

Woods, however, was able to reflect on a much-improved final round.

"I felt like I hit the ball better," he added. "I putted better. Everything was just cleaner and better today. It was good.

"I just wish I could have kept the round going a little bit more. I had a couple of nice little eagle looks on the front nine. It could have been one of those really low rounds, but I’ll take five under.

"My body feels pretty good. You know, this is going to be a long haul either way. I wish I would have played a little bit better this week to make it a little bit easier on me next week to try to get into East Lake, but this is going to be – if I play well, four out of five weeks, so it's going to be a busy stretch either way."

Dustin Johnson took control of the Northern Trust with a seven-under-par 64, while Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy endured a difficult third round.

Johnson was almost flawless as the former world number one extended his lead to five strokes at TPC Boston on Saturday.

A two-time winner of the FedEx Cup play-off tournament, American star Johnson carried a two-shot advantage into the penultimate round.

Johnson – 15th in the FedEx Cup standings prior to the opening play-off event – surged clear thanks to an eagle, six birdies and just one bogey in Norton, Massachusetts.

Eyeing a 22nd PGA Tour title, Johnson holed a 40-foot eagle at the last to improve to 22 under through 54 holes, ahead of countrymen Harris English (66) and Scott Scheffler (67).

Louis Oosthuizen (68) is 15 under, while Harry Higgs (66), Daniel Berger (67) and Danny Lee (69) are a stroke further back following day three.

Defending champion Patrick Reed shot a third-round 68 to be 16 strokes off the pace and tied for 51st, a shot behind 2017 FedEx Cup winner Justin Thomas (71).

It was a tough day for Woods and McIlroy as the star pair continued to struggle at the Northern Trust.

After opening with a 68, 15-time major champion Woods has now posted consecutive rounds in the 70s following Saturday's two-over-par 73.

Five bogeys and just three birdies left Woods one under and out of contention, along with reigning FedEx Cup champion McIlroy.

Former world number one McIlroy is a shot worse off following his three-over-par 74, which consisted of two triple bogeys after seeing his chip shot roll backwards into the water on the second hole.

Scottie Scheffler admitted he was thinking about shooting a "pretty cool" 59 during his incredible round at the Northern Trust.

The American became the 11th different player to break 60 at a PGA Tour event with his showing at TPC Boston on Friday.

Scheffler made 12 birdies during his round, but needed four on his final five holes to achieve the feat.

The 24-year-old, who became the second-youngest player to break 60 on the PGA Tour, said he started thinking about the achievement after missing a birdie putt at 13.

"I wouldn't say the thoughts are too negative because it keeps fighting you to make birdies instead of being complacent and settling for whatever I was at," Scheffler told reporters.

"I actually missed a putt today on 13 for birdie, and it kind of clicked. I was like, 'Oh, man, that would have been a nice one to go in' because I was playing really good at that point.

"Kind of clicked like, 'Hey, you know, I have a chance to do something pretty cool today' and got rolling again pretty quick on 14, 15, 16, and made a great birdie on 18 as well.

"I wouldn't say those thoughts are negative at all. You obviously put them in the back of your head when you're hitting shots and stuff but as far as thinking about it, it's not necessarily a negative because it encourages me to continue to make birdies."

Scheffler finished the second round two shots adrift of leader Dustin Johnson.

Dustin Johnson surged into the lead at the Northern Trust, but Scottie Scheffler stole the show with a 59 in the second round.

Johnson moved into a two-stroke lead at TPC Boston thanks to a stunning 11-under 60 – a career-low – on Friday.

The 2016 U.S. Open champion, and two-time Northern Trust winner, was in fine form and made a spectacular start to his round.

Johnson was nine under through eight holes before picking up shots at 10 and 11, but he parred his last seven to miss out on a 59.

The American is still two shots clear of Scheffler and Cameron Davis, the latter continuing his consistent start with a 65.

Scheffler, 24, became the 11th different player to break 60 at a PGA Tour event and second-youngest, behind only Justin Thomas.

The American made six birdies on the front nine and six on the back, making a four-footer at the last for his 59.

Danny Lee (64), Harris English (66) and Louis Oosthuizen (65) are a shot further back in a tie for fourth.

American pair Kevin Kisner (66) and Russell Henley (67) are at 11 under, a shot ahead of Kim Si-woo (64), Matthew Wolff (67) and Daniel Berger (66).

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were unable to get going as they only narrowly made the cut.

Woods (71) and McIlroy (70) are at three under, making the weekend by a stroke alongside defending champion Patrick Reed (71) and Justin Rose (70).

One player not heading into the weekend is Jordan Spieth, who missed his third cut of 2020 after rounds of 69 and 71.

Thomas (67), meanwhile, is at seven under, a shot ahead of Jon Rahm (67).

Harris English is among four tied for the lead at the Northern Trust, while Tiger Woods made a solid start on Thursday.

English, Kevin Streelman, Cameron Davis and Russell Henley carded seven-under 64s in the first round at TPC Boston.

The quartet hold a one-stroke lead after their fine starts at the opening event of the FedEx Cup play-offs.

The leaderboard is congested, with Woods' three-under 68 only enough to be tied for 30th.

The 15-time major champion started on the back nine and was even through 11 before making birdies on four of six holes.

As he looked set to finish with a 67, Woods bogeyed his final hole, while Justin Thomas and defending champion Patrick Reed also managed 68s.

There are seven players tied for fifth at six under, with Louis Oosthuizen, Charley Hoffman, Scott Piercy, Bubba Watson, Kevin Kisner, Sebastian Munoz and Matthew Wolff shooting 65s.

Watson, who has missed six cuts in 14 events this year, carded seven birdies and a bogey to make a strong start.

Two-time Northern Trust winner Dustin Johnson opened with a four-under 67 to be in a tie for 20th.

The US PGA Championship runner-up was five under through 13 holes before producing two bogeys either side of his birdie at the sixth.

Rickie Fowler, who has struggled this year, also started with a 67.

Hoping to kick-start his year, Rory McIlroy carded a two-under 69 to be in a group tied for 53rd, alongside the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Jon Rahm.

In action for the first time since winning the US PGA, Collin Morikawa battled to an even-par 71.

Rory McIlroy hopes returning to Boston can "ignite" his year, starting at the Northern Trust.

McIlroy has four top-10 finishes in 10 events this year, but none have come since the PGA Tour season resumed in June amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Northern Irishman is a two-time winner at TPC Boston, claiming the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2012 and 2016.

McIlroy hopes being back in Massachusetts can get his year going as the FedEx Cup play-offs begin.

"The play-offs are always an exciting time of the year and exciting stage of the season. It's nice to be up there even though I haven't had the best few weeks from coming back from lockdown," he told a news conference.

"I'm still right in there. I'm in the top 10 and feel like if I can get something going here over the next few weeks, I've got a great chance going into East Lake.

"This is usually a time of year where I've historically played pretty well and Boston's a place and a golf course where I've got some nice history, so hopefully that can ignite something for me this week and I can get on a good little run of golf coming up."

McIlroy has finished outside the top 30 at his past three events, including at the US PGA Championship.

The world number three said he needed to change his approach heading into the final stages of the 2019-20 season.

"It's how you react and respond to certain things. I've got this nice quote that I got from someone last week, and it's like let, don't let your golf influence your attitude; let your attitude influence your golf," McIlroy said.

"That's where I've been sort of a little crossed recently where I've been letting my golf influence my attitude on the course instead of the other way around, because if you go out there with a good attitude, that will hopefully help your golf game.

"I've sort of got those a little crossed the last few weeks and I think going out there with a bit of a better attitude, not being as reactive to misses or certain shots, will definitely be better for me going forward as we enter this big stretch of golf."

Tiger Woods will play the PGA Tour's BMW Championship next week, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

Woods – already in the field for the Northern Trust starting Thursday – has entered the BMW Championship, marking the first time the 15-time major winner has played in back-to-back weeks in a year.

The 44-year-old American superstar last made back-to-back Tour starts at last season's Northern Trust and BMW Championship.

Woods – 49th in the FedEx Cup standings – could potentially play four tournaments in five weeks, including the U.S. Open, which begins on September 17 in New York.

''The plan is to play four out of five,'' Woods said following Wednesday's nine holes at TPC Boston ahead of the Northern Trust, where he is making just his seventh start of the season. ''That's the plan.''

Woods needs to move into the FedEx Cup's top 30 in order to qualify for the Tour Championship, which he has won on three occasions – his most recent triumph in 2018.

The Northern Trust is the first of three play-off events that will bring the coronavirus-affected 2019-20 PGA Tour season to a conclusion.

Woods, winner of the FedEx Cup in 2007 and 2009, finished tied for 37th at the US PGA Championship.

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka's PGA Tour season is over after he withdrew from The Northern Trust due to a knee injury.

The former world number one pulled out of the charity exhibition event at TPC Boston on Wednesday as he continues to be troubled by a lingering knee problem.

Koepka is 97th in the FedEx Cup standings and with only the top 70 progressing to the BMW Championship - the second week of the play-offs - the American has played his last tournament of the 2019-20 season.

The 30-year-old missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship last week after failing to win a third consecutive PGA Championship title.

Koepka finished 29th when major golf returned in San Francisco this month.

He missed three months of action last year due to a troublesome right knee and revealed last month he underwent an MRI scan ahead of the Memorial Tournament.

Koepka sid in July: "Just wanted to check on it, see where it's at. We got the results right after Korea, and then we just wanted to check, and nothing is improved.

"It's still the same. So we'll figure it out when we're done."

Koepka has a month to try and get back to full fitness for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot.

Jim Herman secured his third PGA Tour victory with a one-stroke win at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday.

The American produced a brilliant seven-under 63 in the final round at the Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina.

Herman finished at 21 under after weekend scores of 61 and 63, ending up a shot clear of Billy Horschel (65).

His weekend score of 124 tied the lowest closing 36-hole total by a winner.

The 42-year-old's triumph was his first of 2020, adding to his 2016 Houston Open success and last year's victory at the Barbasol Championship.

Kevin Kisner (64), Webb Simpson (65), Doc Redman (68) and Kim Si-woo (70) are tied for third at 18 under.

Patrick Reed, the 2018 Masters champion, fired a 64 to be among a group tied for ninth.

After making the cut, three-time major winner Jordan Spieth battled on the weekend, a one-over 71 in the final round seeing him finish back at two under and in a share of 72nd place.

Meanwhile, C.T. Pan produced one of the shots of the final round with a hole-in-one at the 16th hole.

Kim Si-woo nailed a hole-in-one en route to taking a two-shot lead at the Wyndham Championship in a third round where Rob Oppenheim and Jim Herman shot career-low scores.

Low scoring was in order on moving day at the Sedgefield Country Club, where tee times were brought forward due to the threat of inclement weather.

South Korean Kim carded an eight-under 62 to move to 18 under for the tournament, with his efforts underpinned by a stunning ace at the par-three third where his tee shot struck the pin and nestled into the cup.

Three more birdies and a solitary bogey saw him go out in just 31 strokes, while the 2016 champion made four more gains on the way home.

Oppenheim moved alongside Doc Redman at 16 under having also shot 62, his lowest ever on the PGA Tour.

American Oppenheim would have celebrated a lower score had it not been for a bogey at the last sullying an otherwise flawless round.

Herman, four shots off the lead, did go one better for his own best PGA Tour score, with a 61 featuring six birdies on the back nine including five straight between the 13th and 17th.

Billy Horschel held outright fourth place at 15 under, while Herman was joined at 14 under by Mark Hubbard.

Zach Johnson matched Herman's 61 to sit six shots back of Kim.

Kim Si-woo nailed a hole-in-one en route to taking a two-shot lead at the Wyndham Championship in a third round where Rob Oppenheim and Jim Herman shot career-low scores.

Low scoring was in order on moving day at the Sedgefield Country Club, where tee times were brought forward due to the threat of inclement weather.

South Korean Kim carded an eight-under 62 to move to 18 under for the tournament, with his efforts underpinned by a stunning ace at the par-three third where his tee shot struck the pin and nestled into the cup.

Three more birdies and a solitary bogey saw him go out in just 31 strokes, while the 2016 champion made four more gains on the way home.

Oppenheim moved alongside Doc Redman at 16 under having also shot 62, his lowest ever on the PGA Tour.

American Oppenheim would have celebrated a lower score had it not been for a bogey at the last sullying an otherwise flawless round.

Herman, four shots off the lead, did go one better for his own best PGA Tour score, with a 61 featuring six birdies on the back nine including five straight between the 13th and 17th.

Billy Horschel held outright fourth place at 15 under, while Herman was joined at 14 under by Mark Hubbard.

Zach Johnson matched Herman's 61 to sit six shots back of Kim.

Tom Hoge, Kim Si-woo, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel are tied for the lead after the second round of the Wyndham Championship, while four-time major champion Brooks Koepka missed the cut.

The quartet of Hoge, Kim, Gooch and Horschel are one stroke clear atop the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the PGA Tour tournament in North Carolina.

Hoge was in a three-way tie for the lead at the start of the second round, joined by Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan, and the American maintained his position at the Sedgefield Country Club on Friday.

Five birdies and two bogeys helped Hoge to a two-under-par 68 to be 10 under through 36 holes, alongside 2016 champion Kim (65), Gooch (65) and Horschel (64).

Harris English (67), Shane Lowry (63), Andrew Landry (65), Doc Redman (64) and Varner (69) are a stroke off the pace heading into the weekend, while Sloan is a shot further back after his second-round 70.

Patrick Reed – winner of the event in 2013 – and US PGA Championship runner-up Paul Casey are among a group tied at seven under.

Former world number one and three-time major champion Jordan Spieth avoided the cut following his three-under-par 67.

Struggling for form, Spieth improved 25 positions above the cut line – three under – after opening the tournament with a 70.

However, American star Koepka failed to qualify for the weekend, along with defending champion J.T. Poston (66) and Justin Rose (67).

After he was unable to complete a three-peat of US PGA titles last week, Koepka's second-round 70 saw him finish the tournament two over.

Tiger Woods has confirmed he will play at next week's Northern Trust as he seeks a third FedEx Cup trophy.

The tournament in Boston is the first of three playoff events that will bring the coronavirus-affected 2019-20 PGA Tour season to a conclusion.

Woods, winner of the FedEx Cup in 2007 and 2009, would be the first player to claim the honour three times.

He confirmed his participation at TPC Boston on Twitter on Friday, writing: "Excited to head to Boston for @TheNTGolf and start the #FedExCup Playoffs."

Woods, A 15-time major winner, finished in a tie for 37th at the recent US PGA Championship.

The American has been increasingly selective with his schedule as he manages his workload to mitigate injury and fitness concerns.

Indeed, the Northern Trust would be just the sixth event of the season for the 44-year-old, who will need to force his way into the top 70 of the FedEx Cup standings to progress to the next event, the BMW Championship, at the end of the month.

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