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Tiger excited about returning to Japan

Sports | Apr 26, 2019
Tiger Woods will return to Japan for the first time since 2006 to compete in the inaugural Zozo Championship in October.

Woods called Japan "one of my favorite countries" in a tweet announcing his decision to play the PGA Tour's first official event in the country. "It's going to be a fun fall," the 43-year-old American tweeted.

Woods won his 15th Major title when he came from behind to win the Masters at Augusta earlier this month, ending an 11-year Major win drought.

The ZOZO Championship will be held from October 24-27 at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club near Tokyo as the second of three big Asian events on the early part of the 2019-2020 Tour calendar.

It will offer a purse of US$9.75 million (HK$78.47 million) - a record for Japan. The other two events on that Asian swing are the CJ Cup in South Korea and the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

Woods last teed up in Japan 13 years ago at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost to Padraig Harrington in a playoff.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE



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