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PGA Tour’s Asia Swing takes another hit

Zozo Championship will move from Japan to California, Tour announces, joining the CJ Cup in exiting Asia for the U.S. in October and leaving only the Shanghai event still scheduled

Announced: By the PGA Tour, that the Zozo Championship will move from Japan to California, according to a news release issued Monday night. The tournament, which Tiger Woods won in 2019 in its inaugural year, will be played Oct. 22-25 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. The PGA Tour did not state the reason for the move, hinting only at “unprecedented challenges and the unique circumstances.” Last week, the Tour issued a similarly vague reference to the global coronavirus pandemic without naming the worldwide plague, which suspended play from mid-March until mid-June, in moving the CJ Cup from South Korea to the U.S. The 78-man, $8 million Zozo Championship will be part of a three-tournament West Coast Swing in the fall, preceded by the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas on Oct. 8-11 and the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas on Oct. 15-18. On the Tour’s revised schedule, the WGC HSBC Champions remains listed for Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, two weeks before the Masters Tournament at Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club.

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