American viewers searching to look at a brand new 4-man skins game exhibition in Japan featuring Tiger Woods and newly-minted FedExCup champ Rory McIlroy might be able to watch it on Golf Channel.
The event, known as “The Challenge: Japan Skins” and additionally providing Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama, could be played Oct. 21 beforehand of the inaugural Zozo Championship. All 4 players are slated to take part in the seventy two-hole occasions, with each the exhibition and regular match performed on the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan.
American viewers can song into coverage on Golf Channel beginning at 11 p.M. ET on Sunday, Oct. 20. Viewers out of doors the U.S. Can watch the four-man suit thru GolfTV.
Woods, who has no longer performed competitively considering final month’s BMW Championship, is expected to make the Zozo his subsequent begin. It will mark his first time within the ropes in Japan due to the fact 2006.
“I haven’t performed a skins format in pretty a while, so it’ll be a laugh to strive something a touch special and add a few strategic elements as we compete,” Woods said in a release. “There has usually been a few friendly banter among us, and that will keep until we get to the primary tee.”
McIlroy, who’s inside the discipline this week on the BMW PGA Championship, gained the $15 million prize for claiming the FedExCup name ultimate month at East Lake and became these days voted PGA Tour Player of the Year. Like Day and Matsuyama, he’ll be making his debut appearance in a televised exhibition suit.
“There are such a lot of amusing elements to The Challenge with a view to having me wanting to take domestically that name – gambling with Hideki on his domestic turf, Tiger coming returned to Japan with a green jacket,” McIlroy stated. “The motivation is surely there for me, and I’m a massive fan of the skins format. I love the manner it rewards attacking play and supposes it suits my recreation pretty nicely.”
With a 1 p.M. Local time begin, the exhibition is expected to finish “under floodlights” in line with a launch, with each hole assigned an economical cost so as to grow as the spherical progress. Players will have to win a hollow outright to take pores and skin, and the event can even characteristic “unique in-in shape demanding situations and surprises.”