After missing the cut in his last start a fortnight ago Brad Kennedy will be looking to fine tune his game this week at the Honma Tourworld Cup ahead of a string of big events on the Japan Tour.

Starting with next week’s Japan Open, five of the seven events remaining on the schedule will boast purses of more than AU$2 million, almost double many events on the roster.

Kennedy is one of four Australians teeing up this week with Aaron Townsend making just his fifth start of the year while Tour regulars David Bransdon and Kurt Barnes are also in the field.

With his season disrupted by a shoulder injury Kennedy has played just two tournaments since June yet remains in the top-25 on the Order of Merit.

He finished T33 in his only appearance at this event last year though that was played on a different course.

Barnes and Bransdon will both be looking for improved form this week after they too, missed the cut at their last start.

Both are currently outside the top-60 on the Order of Merit who automatically retain playing rights for 2018 though with several big purse events to be played there is plenty of opportunity to climb the standings.