Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Woods says he'll play new PGA Tour event in Japan

April 24, 2019 - 6:26 pm

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.

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 as the United States won the World Cup.

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