PGA Tour's 1st-Ever Event in Japan: Tiger Woods to compete in the ZOZO Championship

PGA Tour's 1st-Ever Event in Japan: Tiger Woods to compete in the ZOZO Championship

Tiger Woods will officially headline the ZOZO Championship in Japan, which is the first PGA Tour event held in the land of the sun.

Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, revealed during the Masters that his client would likely play in Japan as part of the GolfTV deal he signed in November 2018, according to Harig. The ZOZO Championship will be a part of a three-event tour through Asia.

The ZOZO Championship will be held at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club near Tokyo from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27. The Big Cat will be part of a field of 78 players, and the tournament will not have a 36-hole cut. The inaugural event in Japan features a mouth-watering $9.75 million purse.

After winning the Masters, Woods propelled to 6th on the Official World Golf Rankings from a previous spot of 12th. At this time last year, Woods just broke into the top-100 of the world for perhaps only the second time of his stellar career.

Woods has not confirmed his participation at the Wells Fargo Championship, held May 2-5 at Quail Hollow. The only other event between this week and the PGA Championship is the AT&T Byron Nelson, held from May 9-12 in Dallas.

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