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Rahm, Schauffele top list of Zozo favorites

by Will Gray
Updated On: October 21, 2020, 12:03 am ET

Another week, another relocated PGA Tour event with a limited field.

After Jason Kokrak captured the CJ Cup, which shifted from South Korea to Las Vegas because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tour is heading to the West Coast for this week's Zozo Championship. Site of Tiger Woods' record-tying 82nd career win a year ago in Japan, the tournament's second edition will head to one of Woods' favorite haunts: Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where Woods won the Hero World Challenge five times from 2001-2011.

While Woods has plenty of history at this week's venue, oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook aren't exactly high on a successful title defense as he makes what is expected to be his only start between the U.S. Open and the Masters. He's listed at +3400, behind 13 other players in the 78-man field. Topping the list at +1000 are two familiar names: world No. 2 Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele, who enters off a runner-up finish at Shadow Creek.

One name missing from the opening odds sheet is world No. 1 Dustin Johnson. Johnson is still technically in the field furnished by the Tour as of Monday morning, but he withdrew from the CJ Cup after testing positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 13. Similar recent test results have seen players like Scottie Scheffler and Tony Finau miss at least two weeks of action, and should Johnson withdraw he'll be replaced by first alternate Matt Kuchar in the field at Sherwood.

Here's a look at some of the notable odds as the Tour wraps up a three-week stint out west:

+1000: Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele

+1200: Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas

+1800: Webb Simpson, Tyrrell Hatton

+2000: Patrick Reed

+2200: Collin Morikawa

+2900: Tony Finau, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Wolff

+3000: Daniel Berger

+3400: Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Harris English, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Viktor Hovland, Harris English, Joaquin Niemann

+3500: Tommy Fleetwood

+4000: Adam Scott, Jason Kokrak, Russell Henley

+5000: Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Abraham Ancer, Scottie Scheffler, Sungjae Im

+6000: Phil Mickelson

+7000: Paul Casey, Billy Horschel, Sebastian Munoz

+8000: Brian Harman, Justin Rose, Gary Woodland, Brendon Todd, Cameron Smith

+10000: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Kisner, Ryan Palmer, Alex Noren, Lanto Griffin, Talor Gooch, Cameron Champ

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Will Gray

Will Gray manages betting, fantasy and DFS content for NBC Sports EDGE across Golf, Soccer and NASCAR. He has covered the PGA Tour since 2013 and regularly contributes golf betting insight and analysis across multiple digital platforms. Gray has been with NBC Sports since 2007 and recently served as a writer, video analyst and podcast host for Golf Channel. You can follow him on Twitter @WillGrayGC