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2019 PGA Tour ZOZO Championship Odds & Picks: Tiger Woods Listed at +3300

Tiger Woods will be teeing it up at the Zozo Championship in Japan. Photo from Wikimedia Commons [CC License]
  • The inaugural Zozo Championship from Japan tees off Thursday, October 24th
  • Tiger Woods makes first official start since August
  • The golfers with the best value to emerge victorious

The entertaining skins game match between Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama has come and gone with Day defeating his three competitors by snagging eight skins worth just over $200k.

Most North American fans likely did not see the exhibition, since it started at midnight eastern time as it was played in Japan, but the actual golf tournament will commence Thursday with all four of those players teeing it up.

This marks the very first official PGA Tour event to be held in Japan, with the Zozo championship taking place at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, and it is a limited field 78-man, no cut, 72-hole event.

2019 ZOZO Championship Odds

Golfer Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Justin Thomas +750 +750
Rory McIlroy +800 +800
Hideki Matsuyama +1800 +1800
Jordan Spieth +2000 +2200
Paul Casey +2000 +2200
Xander Schauffele +2000 +2200
Adam Scott +2200 +2200
Tommy Fleetwood +2500 +2500
Jason Day +2500 +2800
Patrick Reed +2800 +2500
Tiger Woods +3300 +2800

*Odds as of 10/21/19.

Steer Clear of Tiger Woods

While Tiger showed decent form at the skins game after a slow start, finishing second, banking on Tiger this week is fools gold simply because he’s not played anywhere in two months.

He insists his knee troubles are behind him, but a grinding four-day, 72-hole affair surely will lead to some issues which doesn’t lead to a ton of confidence he’ll hold up physically throughout the event.

Of course, when he was competing a few months ago it wasn’t as if Tiger was lighting the world on fire either, as he posted just a single top ten finish following his epic Masters victory way back in April.

With that said, don’t be fooled with the otherwise juicy +3300 odds and steer clear of Tiger.

Tiger Woods Results Since Masters Victory

Tournament Result
PGA Championship CUT
The Memorial Tournament T-9th
US Open T-21st
The Open Championship CUT
The Northern Trust W/D
BMW Championship T-37th

2019 ZOZO Championship Best Value Picks

  1. Jordan Spieth (+2200): Finished T-8th last week, his second top-10 in his last three events. Ranked first in putts per green in regulation and second in birdies. Has four top-20 finishes in last five tournaments he’s completed. Due to finally get off the schneid and find the winner’s circle again.
  2. Byeong Hun-An (+4000): Was right in the battle of the CJ Cup last week tied for the lead on Saturday before a disastrous triple bogey sunk his chances resulting in a T-6th showing. Also had a third place result three tourneys before that at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
  3. Bubba Watson (+8000): Any golf course, any event at these odds you take it for Bubba who can win any time he tees it up, especially in a limited field where you’re getting even better value he’ll win. Didn’t have his best year in 2019 but too much value to pass up.
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