Woods Says He'll Play New PGA Tour Event In Japan

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.
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(AP) Masters champion Tiger Woods plans to compete in Japan for the first time in 13 years.

Woods said Wednesday night on Twitter that he is excited to be playing in the inaugural Zozo Championship in Japan, which he describes as one of his favorite countries. The tournament will be Oct. 24-27 at Accordia Golf Chiba Narashino Country Club.

I’m excited to play in the inaugural ZOZO Championship in October, and return to Japan, one of my favorite countries. It’s going to be a fun fall. https://t.co/vaFO4DEv1r

— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 25, 2019

The tournament is co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour. It has a 78-man field competing for a $9.75 million purse.

Woods last played in Japan in 2006 at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington. He won the Dunlop Phoenix the previous two years, and in 2001 teamed with David Duval to tie for second in the World Cup.

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