ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP October 15-18, 2020

ZoZo Championship won by Tiger Woods

“Five days at the top of the board is a long time. It was definitely stressful.”

– Tiger Woods

Location & Course Information

Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club

Opened in 1965, Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club is a 36-hole facility. The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP is played on an 18-hole composite course.

Yardage: 7,041; par 70

Notable Course Features

The course has two greens on every hole, generally played in different seasons of the year. At the fourth hole, the two greens were each used on different days during the 2019 tournament, a first for the PGA TOUR. The green to the right is more closely guarded by water, while the green on the left makes the par 4 play its full 505-yard length.

2019 Champion

Tiger Woods, U.S.

Tiger Woods Zozo Chamionship 2019 winner

Quick Facts

Field: 78 players

Format: 72 holes stroke play

Purse: $9.75 million (2019)

Winner’s Share: $1,755,000 (2019)

FedExCup Points: 500 to the winner

Charity Benefit

Proceeds from 2019 were contributed to support the efforts of the Japanese Red Cross Society with focus on relief and recovery efforts in Japan and First Tee Japan for its golf and character education programs.

Media Coverage

Golf Channel/CBS

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HOW TIGER WOODS WON

Tiger Woods bogeyed his first three holes but recovered to shoot a first-round 64 and went on to lead after every round as he took his 82nd career PGA TOUR victory, tying Sam Snead’s all-time record. The tournament, the first official  PGA TOUR event in Japan, finished on Monday after Friday’s play was washed out.

Woods made nine birdies in his last 15 holes of the first round, shooting a 5-under 29 on his second nine (the front nine).

Woods ranked T3 in Greens in Regulation Percentage (76.39) and first in Putts Per Green in Regulation (1.618).

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Japan is the seventh country where Tiger Woods has won a PGA TOUR event. He has also won in the U.S., England, Scotland, Spain, Canada and Ireland.

Woods was the fifth PGA TOUR winner since 2003 who played his first three holes of the tournament in 3-over or worse, most recently Rory McIlroy at the 2016 Dell Technologies Championship.

The ZoZo Championship victory improved Woods’ record of converting an outright 54-hole lead to victory to 44 out of 46 (95.6 percent) and 25 of 25 when leading by at least three strokes.

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