Zozo Championship

The Zozo Championship (Japanese: ゾゾ・チャンピオンシップ) is a professional golf tournament in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, which is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour and the PGA Tour.

Zozo Championship
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Tournament information
LocationLake Sherwood, California
Established2019
Course(s)Sherwood Country Club (2020)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format72-hole stroke play with no cut
Prize fundUS$8 million
Month playedOctober
Tournament record score
Aggregate261 Tiger Woods (2019)
To par−23 Patrick Cantlay (2020)
Current champion
United States Patrick Cantlay
Location Map
Sherwood Country Club is located in the United States
Sherwood Country Club
Sherwood Country Club
Location in the United States
Sherwood Country Club is located in California
Sherwood Country Club
Sherwood Country Club
Sherwood Country Club (California)
Sherwood Country Club is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Sherwood Country Club
Sherwood Country Club
Sherwood Country Club (the Los Angeles metropolitan area)

The tournament is the first event sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Japan, in a deal that will last until at least 2025.[1][2] For 2020, the tournament was moved to Sherwood Country Club in Lake Sherwood, California in October.

FieldEdit

The 78-player field consists of:[3]

  • Top 60 available PGA Tour players from the previous season's FedEx Cup standings.
  • Top 7 players in the current season Japan Golf Tour money list through the Bridgestone Open.
  • Top 3 players in the Bridgestone Open.
  • 8 sponsor exemptions.

WinnersEdit

Year Tour[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Venue Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2020 USA[b]   Patrick Cantlay 265 −23 1 stroke   Jon Rahm
  Justin Thomas
Sherwood CC, U.S. 8,000,000 1,440,000
2019 USA, JPN   Tiger Woods 261 −19 3 strokes   Hideki Matsuyama Narashino CC, Japan 9,750,000 1,755,000
  1. ^ USA – PGA Tour; JPN – Japan Golf Tour
  2. ^ Due to relocating to the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zozo Championship was a sole-sanctioned PGA Tour event in 2020.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First official PGA Tour event in Japan to debut in 2019". PGA Tour. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Zozo Championship to become first Japan event on PGA Tour schedule starting in '19". GolfNewsNet.com. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Tournament info". Zozo Championship. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  4. ^ Leonard, Tod (31 August 2020). "Tour moves Zozo Championship from Japan to site of six Tiger Woods wins, Sherwood CC". Golf Digest. Retrieved 1 September 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 34°45′22″N 118°31′32″W / 34.756°N 118.5255°W / 34.756; -118.5255