WASHINGTON, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Tiger Woods announced on Wednesday through social media that he will compete in a new PGA Tour event in Japan later this year.
"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," the 43-year-old 2019 Masters champion tweeted.
It will be the first time for Woods to compete in Japan in 13 years. He last played in the country in 2006 at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington.
The inaugural ZOZO tournament, which will be part of the PGA Tour's annual Asia swing for the next six years, is set to be held from October 24 to 27 at the Accordia Golf Chiba Narashino Country Club, just outside of Tokyo.
A 78-man field will compete for a Japanese record purse of 9.75 million U.S. dollars.