DP World Tour: Korea Championship Odds & Picks

DP World Tour: Korea Championship Odds & Picks

Europeans Favored in Inaugural Korea Championship on DP World Tour

The DP World Tour plays its final tournament in Southeast Asia for the year before making its season debut in Europe next week, but Europeans are favored at this week’s Korea Championship, marking the second-straight week that a new tournament debuts on the circuit.

Last week, Lucas Herbert won the ISPS Handa Championship in Japan, but he’s taking this week off. This event is co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour and marks the seventh time—and first time in a decade—that the DP World Tour will be playing in South Korea.

The Course

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, the nation’s third-largest city, hosts this week’s event. While it’s making its debut on the DP World Tour, the course did host the Presidents Cup in 2015 five years after it opened in 2010.

The course has some difficult greens and 11 holes have significant amounts of water to deal with. Being close to the Yellow Sea, the course can also get downright windy at times, making conditions difficult.

Meronk Returns to DP World Tour as One of the Favorites

While only Rasmus Hojgaard (+1200) has shorter odds, Adrian Meronk (+1500) comes back to the DP World Tour after a couple of months playing big events on the PGA Tour. He narrowly missed the cut at the Masters but did reach the knockout stage of the WGC-Match Play and finished 14th at The Honda Classic. Meronk won the ISPS Handa Australian Open in December, which is technically part of this DP World Tour season, and he logged his first win last summer at the Irish Open.

Hojgaard finished 16th last week in his first action since early February, where he was sixth at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship.

Other Korea Championship Contenders

Robert MacIntyre +1500.

Like Hojgaard, he returned to the tour last week after a two-month break and also had a fine result, coming in sixth in Japan. He’s one of the highest ranked golfers in this field, so he’s expected to perform well. Jordan Smith (+1500) also tied for sixth with MacIntyre.

Yannik Paul (+1800)

Is proving to be comfortable in Asia, as his last three starts have all come on the continent and all have produced a top-six finish, including last week when he tied with MacIntyre and Smith in Japan.

Grant Forrest (+3000)

Was fourth last week, continuing his streak of finishes no worse than 11th in his last four DP World Tour starts.

Guido Migliozzi (+4000)

Has performed well in blustery conditions, which we may see this week. He also was in contention last week before closing with a +3 on Sunday. With next week’s DP World Tour stop in Italy at Marco Simone (home to the Ryder Cup), Migliozzi will want to remain in fine form.

Meronk being a two-time winner over the past year and coming off some big challenges in the U.S. sets him up well for this tournament. We also like MacIntyre, Paul, and Forrest.

DP World Tour’s 2023 Korea Championship Odds by Jazzsports

Rasmus Hojgaard+1200
Adrian Meronk+1500
Jordan Smith+1500
Robert MacIntyre+1500
Antoine Rozner+1800
Yannik Paul+1800
Alexander Bjork+2500
Jorge Campillo+2500
Richard Mansell+2500
Grand Forrest /Joost Luiten+3000

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