Zozo Championship at Sherwood 2020 odds: Are the expectations unfair for Tiger Woods?

October 19, 2020

Tiger Woods will defend his Zozo Championship title this week at very familiar confines—should he be a bigger favorite?

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Another week, another limited-field event rescheduled from the Far East to the West Coast, as the Zozo Championship has been moved from Japan to Sherwood Country Club to be held this week. Tiger Woods will defend his title at the Thousand Oaks, Calif., venue that hosted the Hero World Challenge 14 times (2000-2013). In his 12 appearances in the event, Tiger won it five times and finished runner-up another five times—and he defeated David Duval in the “Showdown at Sherwood” in 1999, a made-for-TV competition.

Though he had the same 33-1 odds at last year’s Zozo Championship, Tiger had just won the Masters earlier that year. The circumstances are a bit different this year. Tiger hasn’t finished better than 37th in six starts since February, and he hasn’t seriously contended since the restart. Oddsmakers haven’t seen consistency in Tiger’s game this year, thus the middle-of-the-pack odds for the 15-time major champion.

Jon Rahm is the slight favorite over Xander Schauffele, who was beat out by Jason Kokrak last week at Shadow Creek. They are followed closely by Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas. Dustin Johnson would likely be either a co-favorite with Rahm or an outright favorite, having played here dozens if not hundreds of times with the father of his fiancée, Wayne Gretzky. DJ withdrew from last week’s CJ Cup after testing positive for covid-19.

Here are the complete odds for every player competing in the 2020 Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club.

Zozo Championship at Sherwood 2020 odds (Courtesy of PointsBet):

Jon Rahm: 10-1

Xander Schauffele: 11-1

Rory McIlroy: 12-1

Justin Thomas: 12-1

Webb Simpson: 20-1

Tyrrell Hatton: 20-1

Collin Morikawa: 20-1

Patrick Reed: 22-1

Tony Finau: 28-1

Hideki Matsuyama: 28-1

Patrick Cantlay: 28-1

Matthew Wolff: 28-1

Bubba Watson: 30-1

Viktor Hovland: 30-1

Tiger Woods: 33-1

Tommy Fleetwood: 33-1

Harris English: 33-1

Daniel Berger: 33-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick: 33-1

Joaquin Niemann: 33-1

Adam Scott: 40-1

Jason Kokrak: 40-1

Russell Henley: 40-1


Russell Henley was the 54-hole leader (by three shots) at last week's CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek before falling to Jason Kokrak.

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Scottie Scheffler: 40-1

Jason Day: 50-1

Rickie Fowler: 50-1

Abraham Ancer: 50-1

Sungjae Im: 50-1

Phil Mickelson: 60-1

Paul Casey: 70-1

Billy Horschel: 70-1

Cameron Smith: 70-1

Sebastian Munoz: 70-1

Justin Rose: 80-1

Gary Woodland: 80-1

Brendon Todd: 80-1

Brian Harman: 90-1

Jordan Spieth: 90-1

Ryan Palmer: 100-1

Kevin Kisner: 100-1

Lanto Griffin: 100-1

Talor Gooch: 100-1

Cameron Champ: 100-1

Kevin Na: 125-1

Alexander Noren: 125-1

Marc Leishman: 125-1

Kevin Streelman: 125-1

Adam Hadwin: 125-1

Mackenzie Hughes: 125-1

Corey Conners: 125-1

Harry Higgs: 125-1

Danny Lee: 150-1

Brendan Steele: 150-1

Byeong-Hun An: 150-1

Joel Dahmen: 150-1

Dylan Frittelli: 200-1

Adam Long: 200-1

Tyler Duncan: 200-1

Tom Hoge: 250-1

Mark Hubbard: 250-1

Richy Werenski: 250-1

Takumi Kanaya: 250-1

Shugo Imahira: 300-1

Carlos Ortiz: 300-1

Michael Thompson: 350-1

Nick Taylor: 350-1

Andrew Landry: 350-1

Jazz Janewattananond: 350-1

Brad Kennedy: 400-1

Shaun Norris: 500-1

Ryo Ishikawa: 500-1

Gunn Charoenkul: 500-1

Chan Kim: 500-1

Satoshi Kodaira: 500-1

Mikumu Horikawa: 500-1

Rikuya Hoshino: 500-1

Naoki Sekito: 500-1