October 20, 2021 3 min read


2021 ZOZO Championship Odds, Picks, and Prediction

For those of you who have got accustomed to European and North American golf terrains, there is a big change of scenery coming this Wednesday, October 20. The ZOZO Championship is playing out of Inzai, Japan and it will feature a number of strong contenders as per DraftKings’ latest odds.

Xander Schauffele is naturally in the lead of a pack of 78 players who are all eager to secure the 2021 ZOZO Championship title. There are others, and not least Collin Morikawa who is posted second in the overall fixtures, and for a good reason.

Morikawa finished second in the CJ Cup and he will be facing many talented golfers, the top 60 FedEx players based on last season’s rankings, in fact. Hideki Matsuyama seems to be fourth in the overall placement for this event with (+1600) and he is a golfer you should be on the lookout for. Let’s take a look.

Odds to Win 2021 ZOZO Championship

Golfer                 Odds             
Xander Schauffele+600
Collin Morikawa+750
Paul Casey+1400
Hideki Matsuyama+1600
Will Zalatoris+1800
Tommy Fleetwood+2200
Rickie Fowler+2500
Joaquin Niemann+2800
Jhonattan Vegas+2800
Cameron Tringale+2800
Odds as per DraftKings on October 20.

There are two clear leaders in the odds so far with Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele posted at (+600) and (+750). The rest of the pack is posted at long odds, which in golf means a great added value if you get the right pick.

Where and When to Watch ZOZO Championship 2021

  • Date: Thursday, October 21– Saturday, October 23
  • Time: Varies*
  • Location: Inzai, Japan
  • Watch: Golf Channel

Watch ZOZO Championship (Golf Channel Schedule)

  • Wednesday, October 20: 11:30 pm -2:30 am ET
  • Thursday, October 21: 11:30 pm.-2:30 am ET *Start of play
  • Friday, October 22: 11:30 pm 2:45 am ET
  • Saturday, October 23: 11:30 pm 2:45 am ET

You may notice that because of the time difference, the starting date is listed as late on Wednesday Eastern Time.

Predictions for 2021 ZOZO Championship

The upcoming ZOZO Championship will immediately tempt you to back up the likes of Schauffele and Morikawa and we understand that. With both golfers performing outstandingly well in the past several tournaments, there is a very good chance they will once again make a top finish, even if they miss the first place by a sliver.

Looking further down the fixtures, and outside, the top 10 golfers listed to win, we have many excellent choices. Perhaps best of them all is C.T. Pan who is listed at (+4500) and who did well in both the Fortinet Championship and Sanderson Farms Championship finishing T-6 and T-11 respectively.

Then we have AT&T Byron Nelson’s champion K.H. Lee who has been able to stick with the first 20-or-so golfers in virtually every event he has participated. At long odds of (+5000), you can see why he adds tremendous value here.

However, since we want to make sure we balance between risk and return, we would say go with C.T. Pan to finish in the top 10 for the ZOZO Championship. You may even have a small wager on him winning because of the high return rate.

However, Morikawa is another is quite strong in terms of strokes gained and we do believe he can even surpass the leader in the current odds standings.


Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.

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