Former World No.1 Rory McIlroy announced his appearance at Zozo Championship, Japan’s first PGA TOUR event, scheduled in October this year.
Previously, the 2019 Masters Champion Tiger Woods had already confirmed his participation at $9.75 million tournament in October.
“It is wonderful we have the opportunity to compete in Japan this year and I’m truly excited to be heading” to the tournament, the 30-year-old Northern Ireland star said in a press release.
McIlroy’s commitment is “a fantastic addition,” organisers of the Zozo Championship said.
“I know golf fans in Japan are very supportive and knowledgeable of the game and it’ll be really cool and fun for the PGA Tour players to perform in front of them for the first time,” McIlroy said.
“In my career, I’ve won all around the world and it’ll be an achievement if I can register my first title in Japan.”
McIlroy has already won twice this year – The Players Championship in March and RBC Canadian Open in June, putting him already as a favourite.