Top PGA TOUR golfers travel overseas to Tokyo, Japan this week as they prepare to compete in the 2020 Zozo Championship at the Narashino Country Club between Thursday and Sunday. Unlike most PGA TOUR events, the Zozo Championship will not feature a cut after the halfway mark at the end of Friday.
The event has a smaller-than-usual 78-person field, though the competition will be stiff. Last year’s champion, Hideki Matsuyama, will return, joined by Shriners Children’s Open winner Tom Kim, World No. 9 Collin Morikawa, and betting favorite World No. 6 Xander Schauffele.
PGA TOUR events with cuts generally feature either 132, 144 or 156 golfers, of which approximately half make it to the weekend based on their scoring over the first two days of play. But the Zozo Championship’s limited field means that every participating golfer will have a chance to play through Saturday and Sunday in Tokyo and will not be subject to a cut, no matter how high their scores.
The Zozo Championship will tee off on Thursday, Oct. 13 and run through Sunday, Oct. 16.