3 Longshot Bets for the Zozo Championship

Satoshi Kodaira is an interesting longshot bet to win this week's Zozo Championship.
Satoshi Kodaira is an interesting longshot bet to win this week's Zozo Championship. / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

There’s nothing better than hitting a longshot bet in golf. Every since hitting Cameron Champ at the 3M Open in July at 100/1, I’m chasing that feeling again.

It’s always important to know that longshots are longshots for a reason, so if you’re betting on one or tailing the upcoming picks, make sure it’s a fraction of what you’d wager on a normal game or event.

With that being said, we came close to hitting another big one last week with Talor Gooch. At 65/1, Gooch finished T5 at the CJ Cup. Unfortunately, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Let’s have another go at it. Here are my top three longshot bets for this week’s Zozo Championship. All odds are listed via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Robert Streb +10000

One of the most important factors in being able to hit a longshot bet in the golf world is to find a guy who seems to be rounding into form. That’s exactly what we have in Robert Streb. He finished T27 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the beginning of the month, and then followed it up with a T9 finish at last week’s CJ Cup.

He’s also one of the most accurate drivers of the golf ball, which will prove to be important at this week’s event. He enters the week ranking 16th in driving accuracy. He’s worth a shot at 100/1.

Sung Kang +10000

Sung Kang is one of the few golfers who has competed in all four events so far in the 2021-22 PGA Tour season, and for what it’s worth, he made the cut in all four.

While he wasn’t in his best form last season, he’s already got a win on the PGA Tour at the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson, so he knows what it takes to win at the highest level. He also finished T17 at the Zozo Championship last time it was hosted at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Japan.

Satoshi Kodaira +15000

Satoshi Kodaira is one of the best Japanese golfers on the planet, but you likely haven’t heard of him before. He had flashes of great play in last year’s PGA Tour season, like when he finished in the top 20 in three straight events in May/June, but he’s yet to put it together for a full weekend and grab a win.

With the Zozo Championship being hosted in Japan, he should have a leg up on the majority of the competition. Japanese courses are all built with a similar style, so he knows what areas of his game need to be strong to win this weekend. He also competed at the event last time it was held in Japan, finishing T37.

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