2022 Zozo Championship odds, field: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that’s nailed 8 majors

The 2022-23 PGA Tour schedule rolls on this week as the 2022 Zozo Championship tees off from Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan, on Thursday, Oct. 13. The Zozo Championship 2022 features a strong field, headlined by Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, Sungjae Im, Collin Morikawa and Tom Kim. Kim became the first player since Tiger Woods to earn two PGA Tour wins before turning 21 years old with a victory at last week’s Shriners Children’s Open. He’s expected to be in the mix again at the 2022 Zozo Championship, which awards 500 FedEx Cup points to the winner.

The latest 2022 Zozo Championship odds list Schauffele as the 17-2 favorite, while Matsuyama, the defending champion, is going off at 14-1. Should your Zozo Championship 2022 bets include backing Schauffele or Matsuyama, or is there value in a longshot like Rickie Fowler (55-1)? Before locking in your 2022 Zozo Championship picks, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June of 2020. In fact, the model is up over $9,500 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

McClure’s model included JT Poston in its best bets to win the 2022 John Deere Classic. That bet hit at +5500, and for the entire tournament, McClure’s best bets returned almost $1,100. At the 2022 Masters, McClure’s model was all over Scottie Scheffler’s first career major championship victory heading into the weekend.

In addition, McClure’s best bets included Collin Morikawa winning outright at the 2021 Open Championship, even though he was listed as a massive 40-1 long shot. The model was also all over Jon Rahm’s (10-1) first career major championship victory at the 2021 US Open. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the weekend, but the model still projected him as the winner.

This same model has also nailed a whopping eight majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now that the 2022 Zozo Championship field is locked, SportsLine simulated the tournament 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

Top 2022 Zozo Championship predictions

One major surprise the model is calling for at the 2022 Zozo Championship: Hideki Matsuyama, the defending champion and one of the top favorites at 14-1, stumbles this week and doesn’t even crack the top-10. Matsuyama won the Zozo Championship last season by five strokes, closing with a 65 to capture his seventh title on the PGA Tour.

However, Matsuyama was extremely inconsistent with his putter last season, ranking 91st in total putting (201.8), 114th in strokes gained: putting (-.028) and 121st in 3-putt avoidance (3.01%). In addition, the 30-year-old finished the 2021-22 season ranked 110th in driving accuracy percentage (59.37%), which does not bode well for his chances to repeat this week. He’s not a strong pick to win it all and there are far better values ​​in the Zozo Championship 2022 field.

Another surprise: Corey Conners, a 26-1 longshot, makes a strong run at the title. Conners has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

Conners certainly has the game to finish near the top of the leaderboard this week. The 30-year-old Canadian secured four top-10 finishes last season, which includes a T-6 showing at the Masters. In addition, Conners had tremendous success at the Zozo Championship in recent years. In fact, Conners has finished T-8 or better in each of his last two starts at this event. If he’s striking the ball well this week, he’ll have a great shot at finishing on top of the leaderboard at the 2022 Zozo Championship. See who else to pick here.

How to make 2022 Zozo Championship picks

The model is also targeting three other golfers with odds of 25-1 or longer who will make surprising runs. Anyone who backs these longshots could hit it big. You can only see the model’s PGA picks here.

So who will win the Zozo Championship 2022? And which longshots stun the golfing world? Check out the 2022 Zozo Championship odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2022 Zozo Championship leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed eight golf majors, including this year’s Masters.

2022 Zozo Championship odds, field

See full Zozo Championship 2022 picks, best bets, and predictions here.

Xander Schaufele 17-2
Sungjae Im 12-1
Hideki Matsuyama 14-1
Collin Morikawa 14-1
Tom Kim 16-1
Cameron Young 19-1
Viktor Hovland 21-1
Tommy Fleetwood 26-1
Corey Conners 26-1
Tyrrell Hatton 27-1
And Woo Kim 31-1
Saith Theegala 31-1
Davis Riley 37-1
Sebastian Munoz 37-1
Tom Hoge 37-1
Keegan Bradley 37-1
Sepp Straka 37-1
Scott Stallings 40-1
Cameron Davis 42-1
Mito Pereira 42-1
MacKenzie Hughes 42-1
Maverick McNealy 42-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 45-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 45-1
Brendan Steele 45-1
Matthew NeSmith 45-1
Lucas Herbert 45-1
Emiliano Grillo 55-1
Rickie Fowler 55-1
JJ Spaun 55-1
Luke List 60-1
Andrew Putnam 60-1
Mark Hubbard 65-1
Aaron Rai 70-1
Hayden Buckley 70-1
Adam Svensson 80-1
Adam Schenk 80-1
Taylor Moore 80-1
Kurt Kitayama 80-1
Wyndham Clark 80-1
Cameron Champ 80-1
Stephan Jaeger 80-1
Alex Smalley 80-1
Russell Knox 95-1
Joel Damen 95-1
Dylan Frittelli 95-1
Kevin Streelman 95-1
Matt Wallace 95-1
Patrick Rodgers 95-1
Troy Merritt 100-1
Martin Laird 100-1
Kazuki Higa 110-1
Takumi Kanaya 110-1
Sam Ruder 110-1
Adam Long 110-1
CT Pan 120-1
Beau Hossler 120-1
Lee Hodges 120-1
Peter Malnati 140-1
Chez Reavie 140-1
Keita Nakajima 140-1
Brandon Wu 140-1
Danny Lee 160-1
David Lipsky 160-1
John Huh 160-1
Ryo Hisatsune 210-1
Chad Ramey 210-1