Tiger Woods Commits to Title Defense at Zozo Championship Ahead of Masters

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Tiger Woods can be making an look earlier than November’s Masters.

The veteran golfer confirmed Wednesday that he can be defending his title on the Zozo Championship, per Bob Harig of ESPN. The occasion is historically held in Japan however will as an alternative happen in Thousand Oaks, California, on Oct. 22-25.

“It is disappointing we won’t be able to play in Japan this 12 months, however Sherwood Nation Membership can be an important backdrop for what I do know can be an important championship,” Woods stated.

Will probably be a pleasant prep occasion for Woods forward of the Masters following his disappointing efficiency on the U.S. Open, the place he did not make the reduce, ending 10 over par.

Woods was annoyed, to say the least, after his poor exhibiting at Winged Foot, per Ben Everill of PGATour.com:

“It is irritating that I am not going to be right here for the weekend and be capable of compete for this nice championship. It appears like the way in which the golf course is altering, is popping, that anyone who makes the reduce has the chance to win this championship. I did not get myself that chance.

“Bodily it was irritating that I did not drive the ball in addition to I wanted to. Iron play was just about the way in which it has been. It has been good, and I lastly putted nicely. However on this golf course it is crucial that you simply hit fairways, and I didn’t do this.”

In his 5 occasions since golf restarted over the summer time after the PGA Tour suspended the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his prime end was 37th on the PGA Championship.

Woods is the defending Masters champion as nicely, nonetheless, and can be anticipated to play nicely at Augusta Nationwide, the place he is gained 5 inexperienced jackets. He is not trending the suitable approach for the time being, however a robust exhibiting on the Zozo Championship may assist him reverse course.

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