Your Sunday skins match with your buddies for who’s buying bloodies at the turn has nothing on what’s coming out of Tokyo next month. On October 21st the ZOZO Championship which is going to be the first official PGA Tour event in Japan is kicking off with a MAJOR skins match.
The Challenge: Japan Skins is going to be the first in a series of annual challenge events between the tours biggest and brightest stars. The first challenge is going to feature Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and home town hero Hideki Matsuyama in a head to head match. Now I know what you are thinking. It sounds like the Tiger Vs Phil all over, again right? It’s similar but not the same. Here is the breakdown of how this whole thing is planned to go down.
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The Challenge: Japan Skins players will be competing for a total purse of $350,000, with hole values divided as follows:
Holes 1-6: $10,000 per skin
Holes 7-12: $15,000 per skin
Holes 13-17: $20,000 per skin
Hole 18: $100,000 super skin
This is one hell of a way to introduce a new tournament to the PGA. Per the official press release this event is “promising a new global moment for golf, fans around the world can watch the inaugural event live and on demand for free* exclusively on Discovery’s GOLFTV, the new digital home of golf for the global fan community, by registering for the service. The Challenge: Japan Skins will be produced in Japanese and English, and covered by a stellar lineup of leading presenters, commentators and on-course reporters.”
Japan, here we come. Looking forward to a little head-to-head action at the #TheChallengeJapanSkins https://t.co/kfVg4h1qo8
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) September 19, 2019
The Challenge: Japan Skins can be viewed live on Golf Channel starting at 12 a.m. EDT on October 21 / 9 p.m. PDT on October 20. This will be Tiger Woods first time competing in Japan in more than 13 years. Fans can enjoy the event for free by registering with GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR and visiting https://challenge.golf.tv for more information. *In the UK and Ireland, fans can watch The Challenge by purchasing a monthly GOLFTV pass. Passes start at £4.99/month and will also provide access to GOLFTV’s exclusive My Game: Tiger Woods series and a range of PGA TOUR programming.
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