ISPS Handa Championship in Japan Odds & Picks

ISPS Handa Championship in Japan Odds & Picks

DP World Tour Makes First-Ever Stop in Japan for ISPS Handa Championship

Delayed by one year, now the DP World Tour will be holding a tournament in Japan for the first time in its history. Here our ISPS Handa Championship in Japan betting preview!

The ISPS Handa Championship was to be a joint event with the DP World Tour and Japan’s Golf Tour, but the COVID-19 situation last February left it to solely be a Japan Tour event.

The tour took a three-week break for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and the U.S. Masters. Now, it’s this event in Japan and one in Korea next week before the tour heads to Europe and remains there until the fall. Check out the DP World Tour: Korea Championship Odds & Picks

The Course

PGM Ishioka Golf Club in Omitama marks the 51st country that the DP World Tour will tee off in. The par-70, 7,039-yard course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1994. Fairways are tree-lined, but it’s known as a generous place to record birdies. This also marks the third time in two months that the DP World Tour will be playing on a Nicklaus track.

In last year’s Japan Tour event, Yuto Katsuragawa won with a 24-under 260.

DPWT Regulars Favored

Rasmus Hojgaard (+1200)

Hasn’t won in 18 months and also hasn’t played since early February when he was trailing by a stroke going into the final round of the Raz al Khaimah Championship but finished with a 73 to fall out of contention.

Christiaan Bezuidenhout (+1500)

Returns to his home tour after fairing quite well in the U.S. He had top-15 finishes at The American Express and The Players Championship and was last seen shooting a 64 in the final round of the RBC Heritage last week to jump into the top 20 there.

Robert MacIntyre (+1500)

Hasn’t won since the Italian Open last fall and was in contention before a disappointing final round the last time we saw him, which was at the Kenya Open.

Other ISPS Handa Championship in Japan Contenders

Lucas Herbert (+1800)

Made the cut at the RBC Heritage and was also in the knockout stage of the WGC-Match Play last month. He has a win on a Nicklaus course that’s similar to this one—the 2021 Irish Open at Mount Juliet.

For more of a longshot pick, take a look at Adri Arnaus at +4000. He had a sixth and a 13th in the Desert Swing, and even though he missed the cut his last time out, he was runner-up the week prior at the SDC Championship on a Nicklaus course.

We’re not sure what to make of Hojgaard since we haven’t seen him in so long. We do like Bezuidenhout, Herbert, and Arnaus along with Rikuya Hoshino (+1800), who finished one stroke behind the winner here last year.

ISPS Handa Championship in Japan Odds by Jazzsports

Rasmus Hojgaard+1200
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+1500
Robert MacIntyre+1500
Lucas Herbert+1800
Jordan Smith+1800
Rikuya Hoshino+1800
Antoine Rozner+2000
Richard Mansell+2500
Yannik Paul+2500
Ajexander Bjork / Joost Luiten+3500

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