PGA TOUR’s “ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP” will change venues to Sherwood Country Club in the state of California, USA, and be held as the “ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD” this year.
As the effects of the coronavirus continue, we have been working hard towards hosting this year’s ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP. However, in light of the current circumstances of this global pandemic, and with many of the PGA TOUR’s premier players already competing in the US and all over the world, we have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to invite players to compete in Japan.
We had the option of cancelling the tournament, however we believe in the positive power of golf, and hope to spread this positivity to Japan and around the world, especially under these tough circumstances.
After much discussion with the PGA TOUR and the relevant organizations, we have decided to move this year’s tournament to a new venue, the Sherwood Country Club in California, USA – a location that will allow us to bring many of the top PGA TOUR players to compete. As of now, the tournament will be held without spectators.
Moreover, we are planning various charitable activities, such as selling original charity merchandise on ZOZOTOWN, as well as other initiatives, the proceeds from which will be donated to fund programs and measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and such.
In celebration of hosting the second tournament, “ZOZOGOLF”, a section dedicated to golf items was launched on ZOZOTOWN on August 25th. “ZOZOGOLF” will offer a large selection of golf apparel and goods from a wide range of popular brands, as well as brands that have never been sold in Japan before. In addition, official ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP merchandise and items produced in collaboration with golf brands that are popular worldwide will also be available for purchase at “ZOZOGOLF”. We are developing a rich lineup of items, and hoping to excite the golf scene through fashion.
We announce the change of venue with great regret for golf loving fans who were looking forward to our tournament taking place in Japan. However, we hope that this tournament will bring smiles to people all over the world.
Please look forward to an improved and reinforced ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP in Japan next year.
We appreciate your continued support!
|■Tournament name||:||ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD|
|■Golf course||:||Sherwood Country Club, California, USA|
|■Tournament schedule||:||October 22nd Thursday ~ 25th Sunday, 2020|
|■Competition style||:||72-hole stroke play with no cut|
|■Prize money||:||$8MM USD (approximately 850 million yen)|
|*Assumption: 1 USD = 106 yen|
|500 FedExCup points (Winner)|
|■Organizers||:||ZOZO,Inc., PGA TOUR|
|■Co-organizers||:||Japan Golf Tour Organization（JGTO）|
|■Joint Supervisors||:||PGA TOUR|