Rory McIlroy is favored by most sportsbooks to win the most skins in Monday’s The Challenge: Japan Skins, a one-day competition that also will feature Tiger Woods, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and Australia’s Jason Day.
McIlroy is +200 by DraftKings and PointsBet to win the most skins, with DraftKings offering Woods and Matsuyama with the second-lowest odds at +275. PointsBet lists Matsuyama at +250 and Woods at +300. Day is the fourth favorite by both books: +300 by DraftKings and +325 by PointsBet.
Monday’s skins game will take place at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo. It will be broadcast live at midnight ET in the United States and takes place ahead of the PGA Tour’s first-ever official event in Japan starting three days later.
In skins play, each hole is worth a set amount of money that goes to the player with the low score. If two or more players share the low score on a hole, the money carries over to the next hole.
The purse will be $350,000: $10,000 per skin for each of the first six holes, $15,000 for hole Nos. 7-12, $20,000 for hole Nos. 13-17 and a $100,000 “super skin” on the final hole.
There also will be in-match challenges between players that will support the event’s charity partners.
The skins game will represent Woods’ first competitive golf in Japan since 2006.
Numerous prop bets are available for the skins event as well.
PointsBet is offering a “skinless” prop: +325 that Day fails to win a single skin, followed by Woods (+350), Matsuyama (+400) and McIlroy (+450), with a -134 moneyline that any one of the four players go skinless.
Both books are offering +5000 that a hole-in-one is recorded by any player, with DraftKings offering “Nearest to the Pin” odds on each of the course’s par-3 holes along with individual hole-winner odds for each of the first three holes.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)