2022 ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP Updated Odds & Field: Xander Schauffele, Sungjae Im Favored at Narashino Country Club
Pictured: Xander Schauffele. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
2022 ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP Odds
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The 2022-2023 PGA TOUR season continues this Thursday with the fourth tournament on the schedule as the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP returns to Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan. This event features the best field of the early PGA TOUR season despite having only 78 players in the field.
2021 ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP winner Hideki Matsuyama will look to defend his title from last season after playing on the International Team in the Presidents Cup three weeks ago. This is the only PGA TOUR tournament that is played annually in his home country of Japan.
Tom Kim, one of Matsuyama's teammates for the Presidents Cup, will also be in the field after winning his second PGA TOUR title on Sunday in Las Vegas at the Shriners Children's Open. Overall, 10 of the 12 players from the International Team will be in the strong field this week in Japan. The United State Presidents Cup Team will have three players in the field as Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Cameron Young will all be competing.
Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club measures 7,041 yards as a par 70 with bentgrass greens. The course has only three par fives but has five par threes, including three par threes spanning the third through seventh holes. While there are only three par fives, they will make the finish entertaining as the par fives on the back nine come on the 14th and 18th holes.
The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP was held here at Narashino Country Club in 2021 and 2019 but was held in Las Vegas in 2020 due to travel restrictions as a result of the pandemic.
This tournament has had two of the most high profile winners on TOUR in recent memory when played in Japan. Tiger Woods won at Narashino Country Club in 2019 at 19 under par in the tournament's debut. Then native Japanese son Matsuyama won at 15 under par last year by five strokes over Brendan Steele and Cameron Tringale. Patrick Cantlay also won this event in 2019 when it was held at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA.