September 24, 2020
Tiger Woods, the winner of the inaugural tournament announces his participation in the PGA TOUR’s “ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD” as the defending champion.
～ A message from Woods to the fans looking forward to the tournament ～
ZOZO Inc. (headquartered in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Representative Director, President & CEO: Kotaro Sawada), which operates the online fashion retail website “ZOZOTOWN” (https://zozo.jp/) will be hosting the PGA TOUR tournament “ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD” (Oct 22nd ~ 25th, 2020) this year. Tiger Woods ("Woods"), overwhelming recognized as a legendary professional golfer and winner of last year's inaugural tournament, has announced his intention to participate in this year's tournament again.
The inaugural ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, held last October, was affected by torrential rains that forced us to partially postpone the competition, and also lead to the absence of spectators during the course of the tournament. However, thanks to the superior golf from the players and golf fans who cheered them on, as well as to everyone involved, the tournament ended with many excited golf fans gathered in Japan, witnessing an emotional victory speech by Woods who captured his record-tying 82nd victory.
And today, Woods announced on his official Twitter account “I am excited to defend my title at the ZOZO Championship. It is disappointing that we will not be able to play in Japan this year, but Sherwood Country Club will be a great backdrop for what I know will be a great Championship.”, and will participate in the tournament on Oct 22nd ~ 25th.
We also received a video message from Woods to his fans who have been looking forward to the tournament.
Woods is recognized as a legend in professional golf, establishing an astonishing record of first place in the former world rankings, winning 15 major tournaments, as well as earning the most prize money in history throughout his career. He is also the first champion of the inaugural ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, where he captured his record-tying 82nd victory. The whole world is paying attention to Woods’s performance at the “ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD”.
This year's second annual ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP will be held at a different venue, the Sherwood Country Club in California, USA a location that will allow us to prepare for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the various preventative measures being taken by the U.S. government. (*)
With the participation of Woods, and our determination to deliver an exciting tournament, we are confident that this year’s “ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD” will be better than ever.
Moreover, we believe in the positive power of the sport of golf, which is loved by people of all ages, genders, and nationalities. we will work towards realizing our corporate philosophy, “Make the world a better place, bring smiles to the world - Be unique, be equal.”
*Please refer to the press release on Sept 2nd regarding the change of tournament venue.
“PGA TOUR'S “ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP”, to be held in California, USA as the “ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD” this year.”
About Tiger Woods
Date of birth
December 30th, 1975 (44 years old)
Since 1996（24 years）
United States of America, California
107 worldwide, 15 major titles
Official World Golf Rankin
22nd place (As of September 23rd, 2020)
Commissioner, Jay Monahan
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA
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ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD
ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD
Sherwood Country Club, California, USA
October 22nd Thursday ~ 25th Sunday, 2020
72-hole stroke play with no cut
$8MM USD (approximately 850 million yen)
*Assumption: 1 USD = 106 yen
500 FedExCup points (Winner)
ZOZO,Inc., PGA TOUR
Japan Golf Tour Organization（JGTO）
*We will keep you updated on tournament details on our official website and SNS.
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