We are off the land of the rising sun this week for the ZOZO Championship. The venue is the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club. This venue held the inaugural ZOZO championship in 2019, which was won by some guy called Tiger Woods.

Accordia is a relatively short track at just over 7,000 yards, but its lack of length should not be mistaken for an easy ride. The course is a tight technical layout, where accuracy off the tee and in approach are paramount if you want to avoid the numerous bunkers. One thing for sure is that the Narashino Country Club will be manicured to within an inch of its life and should make for great viewing.

Blue Horseshoe Loves:

Xander Schauffele – currently at ? with

Schauffele has Olympic Gold medal form in Japanese conditions and on a course quite similar to this one. He’s far skinnier than what I would usually back odds wise, but this is by no means a strong field and I would be surprised if Xander wasn’t right in this come Sunday.

Tom Hoge – currently at ? with

Hoge got off to a slow start last week at the CJ Cup but he finished strongly with three good rounds and, in this shallow field, I think his odds are outstanding value. He popped up to place at 400/1 in the Fedex Cup playoffs last season and I am confident that he has the game to pop up at another big number this season.

Brendon Todd – currently at ? with

Todd is by no means long, but he was inside the top ten in driving accuracy last season. His game is all about accuracy off the tee and fairways and he has a superb putting game. This course should play to his strengths and I think he offers great each way value.

Si Woo Kim – currently at ? with

Kim has been putting in some solid performances early in this new season. He went close at the Sanderson Farms Championship and has made three of four cuts so far. His game is definitely trending in the right direction and he is another player who will appreciate the emphasis on ball-striking that this course requires.

BACK Xander Schauffele 0.5pt each/way at 13/2 (Latest Star Price ? CLICK TO BET NOW)
BACK Tom Hoge 0.5pt each/way at 80/1 (Latest Star Price ? CLICK TO BET NOW)
BACK Brendon Todd 0.5pt each/way at 90/1 (Latest Star Price ? CLICK TO BET NOW)
BACK Si Woo Kim 0.5pt each/way at 35/1 (Latest Star Price ? CLICK TO BET NOW)

Each way 1/5 odds, 6 places

PROFIT/LOSS (OCTOBER 2021): PROFT 5.11 points
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