Commissioner: PGA Tour taking part in Zozo in Japan, cancelling HSBC in China this yr
ATLANTA – PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed Tuesday on the Tour Championship that the circuit nonetheless plans to play the Zozo Championship in Japan later this fall, however there might be no WGC-HSBC Champions for the second consecutive yr.
“Zozo has been an excellent accomplice and we’ve got been in common contact with the federal government and native authorities concerning the plans to efficiently stage this occasion this fall,” Monahan mentioned. “The profitable and protected golf competitions on the Tokyo Olympic Video games helped present some confidence going ahead there.”
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The Zozo Championship was performed at Sherwood Nation Membership in California final yr due to the pandemic and received by Patrick Cantlay. There had been some doubt high gamers can be keen to make the journey to Japan this fall, however the commissioner was assured the occasion could possibly be performed.
The second consecutive yr with out the World Golf Championship in China is an even bigger concern, though the commissioner dismissed fears concerning the occasion’s long-term viability.
“It is unlucky that we’re not going to have the ability to play in Shanghai. I count on that we are going to be taking part in there as quickly because it’s possible to take action from a pandemic standpoint,” Monahan mentioned. “We really feel like we’ve got obtained a long-term dedication to that market within the type of a WGC.”