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McIlroy and Woods pencilled in for Japan

31st July 2019, 14:54 by Neil Foster

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will play in the inaugural Zozo Championship as the PGA Tour makes its first trip to Japan in October.

The PGA Tour tends to stay within the American borders but does venture to countries such as Mexico, South Korea and Puerto Rico.

The WGC-HSBC Champions takes place in China but the players will descend on the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club on October 24 for their first venture to the land of the rising sun.

McIlroy took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the news and is looking forward to teeing it up in the Far East.

"It is wonderful we have the opportunity to compete in Japan this year and I'm truly excited to be heading to the tournament," he tweeted.

"I know golf fans in Japan are very supportive and knowledgeable of the game and it'll be really cool and fun for the PGA Tour players to perform in front of them for the first time.

"In my career, I've won all around the world and it'll be an achievement if I can register my first title in Japan."

The tournament forms part of the PGA Tour's 2020 season, which gets under way in mid-September this year at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.

Woods will also make an appearance in Japan in what is expected to be a strong field for the first running of the event.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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