Tiger Woods announced that he will defend his title at the ZOZO Championship Oct.22-25 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.
Woods won the event last year when it was contested at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club near Tokyo, tying him with Sam Snead with a record 82 PGA TOUR victories.
“I am excited to defend my title at the ZOZO Championship,” Woods said. “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.”
Woods has a stellar record at Sherwood where he won the Hero World Challenge five times (2001, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2011) and finished runner-up on five other occasions.
Earlier this month, PGA TOUR and ZOZO Inc. officials announced the ZOZO Championship would not be played in Japan this year due to logistical issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic but will instead move to Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.
This could possibly be the only time that the 15-time major champion plays before defending his Masters title in November.
Woods is coming off a missed cut at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club.