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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Twofer Tuesday: ZOZO Championship

Twofer Tuesday leaps the Pacific Ocean for a week in Japan at the ZOZO Championship.

Defending championship Hideki Matsuyama

The Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan is one of those unusual venues. This par-70 layout has five par-3s and three par-5s, tipping out at 7079 yards. It's a parkland-style layout, and each hole has two greens. The course has proven to be both beautiful and challenging, with a premium on both course management and putting.

Hideki Matsuyama did both last year, winning the event by five after barely missing out on a medal at the Japan Olympics.

I'm not sure who to pick this week as, like last week, I have more than two favorites. So this is a fairly random pair because I'm not sure it's possible for any of my faves to be a bad pick. I'm just wondering if I'll miss the winner again this week.

  • Tom Kim
  • Xander Schauffele

I really hate not picking Hideki this week but Tom could be on a Scottie Scheffler-type run and I'm curious to see if he can pull it off. I'm basing my picks mainly on how players have done in the overseas events this year.

GC's live coverage starts Wednesday night at 11pm ET. It'll be fun to see Japanese golf again. We so rarely get to see it live here in the US!

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