2019 Zozo Championship Betting Odds & Picks: The Ball-Strikers to Target in Japan

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John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Hideki Matsuyama

Oct 22, 2019, 01:16 AM EDT
  • The Zozo Championship will get underway on Wednesday evening from Narashino Country Club in Japan.
  • Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama are the betting favorites.
  • Joshua Perry details who he's picking to win this weekend.

The PGA Tour makes its first official stop in Japan this week for the Zozo Championship.

When the schedule was announced for the season, this event caught my eye the most.

I’ve bet golf on the Japan Tour for years, but haven’t actually been able to see any events because it seems like no one outside of the country can get TV rights. So this is the first real chance I’ve had to see any event here.


The Course

From what we know about courses in Japan, this one seems pretty typical.

Narashino Country Club measures out at a little more than 7,000 yards for a par 70, so it’s relatively short on paper. But this course has five par 3s under 200 yards, which masks some of the length here. All the par 5s are more than 560 yards, and there are also five par 4s of 480 yards or longer.

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