Weekly Preview: ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP

Weekly Preview: ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP

Accordia Golf Narashino CC
Chiba, Japan

The PGA Tour returns to Japan for this week's ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event was played in the United States this past year, but the pros head back to the tournament's intended home in Japan this time around. As expected, not everyone is making the trek across the globe to Japan, but there are certainly a handful of big names in the field. This is more of a classic fall event field in that there are a couple big guns at the top, a few second-tier guys, then a bunch of players looking to either make a name for themselves or get a head start on securing a spot inside the top 125. 

We do have one year of course history working for us, but that's not going to help that much. We'll have to lean on recent play and maybe on the gut again, like we did this past week with Rickie Fowler, who was the 54-hole leader at the CJ Cup. Fowler is in the field this week, but he has more eyes on him now. It will be interesting to see if he's able to carry over any momentum from last week's showing.

LAST YEAR

Patrick Cantlay shot a final-round 65 on his way to a one-stroke victory over Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas.

FAVORITES

Xander Schauffele (6-1)

Things get interesting right off the bat. I often say that you should always take

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Greg Vara
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