US PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship to go ahead in Japan next month

TOKYO (AFP) – The US PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship will be held in Japan as planned next month, organisers announced yesterday, after fears it could be moved for the second year running because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The inaugural edition of Japan’s first US PGA Tour event in 2019 was memorably won by Tiger Woods, but last year’s tournament was moved to California because of the virus.

There had been speculation it could be relocated again this year, after the other two tournaments on the US PGA Tour’s ‘Asian Swing’ fell victim to the pandemic.

The CJ Cup, beginning on October 14, has been moved from South Korea to Las Vegas, while Shanghai’s World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, scheduled for October 28-31, has been cancelled for the second successive year.

But PGA Tour chiefs said yesterday that the Zozo Championship would go ahead as planned at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, east of Tokyo, from October 21-24.