ZOZO Championship Picks (Sungjae Im Getting Odds to Fast Start in New Season)

Sep 24, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; International Team golfer Sungjae Im hits his tee shot
Sep 24, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; International Team golfer Sungjae Im hits his tee shot / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

We had another solid result with last week's picks. We cashed in on Patrick Cantlay Top 10 at -105, as well as Aaron Rai Top 20 at +400.

Now, the PGA Tour heads to Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Tokyo, Japan for this week's ZOZO Championship.

Let's take a look at the latest odds to win this week's event, and then I'll break down my top three bets for the tournament.

Odds to Win the ZOZO Championship

ZOZO Championship Best Bets

Sungjae Im +1000

This week's field has a few top names back in action, most notably Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, Collin Morikawa, and Viktor Hovland. Of all the top names, only Sungjae Im has competed this year and he's already in great form. It's tough to tell how other golfers will perform coming off a break, so I'll back the guy who has already shown be where he golf game is.

Im had a strong 7th place finish at last week's Shriners Children's Open, ranking fourth in strokes gained: tee-to-green. That will help him immensely at Accordia Golf Narashino CC which is defined by narrow, tree-lined fairways. He also finished 3rd here in 2019, the only other year that he's competed at the Zozo Championship.

Mito Pereira Top 5 +700

Mito Pereira made his first appearance of the season last week, and finished T4 at the Shriners Children's Open. His approach game was dialed in, and he now enters this week's event ranking first in both strokes gained: approach and strokes gained: tee-to-green.

His putting is still shaky, which is par for the course for Pereira (pun intended), so I'm not going to take him to win outright. Instead, I'm just going to play it a little bit safer with a Top 5 finish.

Dylan Frittelli Top 20 +300

Dylan Frittelli has played in all three PGA Tour events in this young season, and while he has two missed cuts, her did finish T13 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. I like him to finish with another top 20 finish in this week's shortened field. His approach game has been his strong suit through the first three events, and he finished 22nd here back in 2019.

If he takes a small step forward from his 2019 performance, a top 20 finish is within striking distance.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.