Zozo Championship: Steve Palmer's final-day preview, best bet, free golf tip
Hideki Matsuyama can apply pressure to Tiger Woods
When to watch
Sky Sports Golf, 10.30pm Sunday
Hideki Matsuyama to win the Zozo Championship
2pts 7-1 Betfred, Betway
Story so far
Tiger Woods will take a three-shot lead into the fifth and final day of the weather-delayed Zozo Championship, the general ante-post 33-1 chance no bigger than 1-9 to win the trophy and claim the 82nd PGA Tour victory of his glorious career.
Woods has played 11 holes of the final round, cramming in 29 holes on the fourth day as tournament organisers played catch-up. Local hero Hideki Matsuyama is alone in second place and there is a further three-shot gap to the players sharing third.
-18 Tiger Woods (through 65 holes)
-15 Hideki Matsuyama (66)
-12 Sungjae Im (68), Gary Woodland (64)
1-9 T Woods, 7 H Matsuyama, 125 G Woodland, 300 S Im, 600 bar
Tiger Woods is home and hosed in the eyes of bookmakers, but the Zozo Championship still has a potential twist in the tail, with Hideki Matsuyama still well in the hunt.
Matsuyama closed with back-to-back birdies to end day four on a high, holing a long putt at the 12th, and the Japanese star can benefit from the fact he has got the difficult 12th hole out of the way. There have been plenty of bogeys on that hole this week.
Woods is prone to slow starts – his back can take plenty of warming up – and even this week he opened up with three consecutive bogeys. When play resumes early on Monday morning Japanese time (late Sunday night UK and Ireland time), Tiger must tackle the 12th hole, and could easily come unstuck.
With two par-fives in the closing five holes, there is much scope for change, and Matsuyama will know that a three-shot deficit can be overcome. The tournament has been priced up as if almost entirely over and 7-1 Matsuyama, an eight-time Japan Tour victor who clearly raises his game in his homeland, appears full of juice.
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