Golf: Tiger to return to Japan at Zozo Championship in October

Golf: Tiger to return to Japan at Zozo Championship in October

FILE PHOTO:  Tiger woods celebrates after winning the 2019 Masters
Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the 2019 Masters, Apr 14, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

LOS ANGELES: Tiger Woods will return to Japan for the first time since 2006 to compete in the inaugural Zozo Championship in October, the Masters champion said on Wednesday (Apr 24).

Woods called Japan "one of my favourites countries" in a tweet announcing his decision to play the PGA Tour's first official event in the Asian country.

"It's going to be a fun fall."

The 43-year-old American won his 15th major title when he came from behind to earn his fifth green jacket in Augusta earlier this month, ending an 11-year major title drought.

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

The Zozo Championship will be held at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club from Oct 24 to Oct 27.

Source: Reuters/zl

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