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Tiger Woods hasn’t been seen in competition since August, when he closed out his PGA Tour season with a 37th-place finish at the BMW Championship. He returns this week, first with a made-for-TV match with Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama. So here’s everything you need to know for “The Challenge: Japan Skins.

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hile the event will somewhat mimic “The Skins Game,” which took place on the PGA Tour from 1983 to 2008, it is a completely new and unique exhibition, one that will feature a number of extra challenges during play. We know there are many more questions surrounding the event, and we attempt to answer them all below.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Challenge. It’s follows the format of the old-time Skins Game, which used to be played around Thanksgiving every year and featured some of golf’s biggest names. Fred Couples was the king of the Skins Game. For this one, here’s what they are playing for in this one:

Where and when does the event take place?

MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins will be held at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan, on Oct. 21. The exhibition kicks off ZOZO Championship week, which will be the first PGA Tour event ever played in Japan. The ZOZO also will be held at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.

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Tiger Woods plays in Japan for the first time in 13 years in The Challenge: Japan Skins, which begins with Golf Central pre-game coverage at 11 p.m. ET Sunday night.

Woods will square off against Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan.

All four will play in the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship later in the week, along with a stacked field that includes Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland, Shane Lowry and Adam Scott.

Format
The purse for the Skins game is $350,000. It will feature in-match challenges, each hole will have an increasing amount of money riding on it and the golf will be timed to finish under the lights.

Here’s how it will work, according to the Associated Press. Players need to win a hole outright, or it carries over to the next hole. Total prize money is $350,000 — $10,000 per skin for the opening six holes, $20,000 for the next six holes, $20,000 through the 17th hole, and $100,000 for the 18th.

TV, streaming info
Golf Central live coverage, 11 p.m. ET Sunday, Golf Channel

Skins live coverage, midnight-4 a.m. ET Monday on Golf Channel and streaming available on PGA Tour Live.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 30: Tiger Woods of the United States and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland stand on the 13th tee during the fourth round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 30, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


For the first time in more than a decade, a skins game will take place on the PGA Tour, this one featuring four of the biggest names in golf. On Monday, Oct. 21, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day will go head-to-head in MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins, a high-profile, live competition presented by GOLFTV.

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Japan Skins Watch On online Tv Stream: the first time in more than a decade, a skins game will take place on the PGA Tour, this one featuring four of the biggest names in golf. On Monday, Oct. 21, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day go head-to-head in MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins.

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama will showcase (hopefully, at least) what everybody wants to watch on TV – birdies by the bunches – in “The Challenge: Japan Skins” on Oct. 21 (Oct. 20 ET) at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba. The event should be interesting because bad shots won’t matter, allowing the PGA Tour foursome to play aggressive golf.

Challenge Japan Skins 2019: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day will go head-to-head in MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins, a high-profile, live competition presented by GOLF TV Online Coverage World. The ZOZO also will be held at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.

TOKYO — “I’ve missed this,” Tiger Woods said, flashing his unmistakable smile to a horde of shrieking fans cramped inside the Nike store in Harajuku.

In the Q&A that followed, he clarified what exactly he meant by this. He’s missed Japan, where he hasn’t played an official round since the George W. Bush administration. He’s missed Asia, where he hasn’t teed it up in a tournament since 2013. And he’s missed the energy that comes with competing, which he hasn’t done since a lackluster FedEx Cup playoff run two months ago ended one step shy of the Tour Championship.
Woods will get his first chance to wash away a disappointing end to last season this week, when he begins his 2019-’20 campaign roughly 7,000 miles from Augusta

National, the sight of his latest (and greatest?) triumph. The 15-time major champion starts the competitive portion of his weeklong Japanese sojourn on Monday with MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins, where Woods will wear a mic and face off against Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Japanese native son Hideki Matsuyama for a total purse of $350,000. The first in a series of annual exhibitions staged by GOLFTV, the one-day event is based loosely off The Skins Game, an unofficial offseason PGA Tour event last played in 2008, and will be held at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, which also will later in the week host the ZOZO Championship, the first official PGA Tour event played in Japan.

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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama will showcase (hopefully, at least) what everybody wants to watch on TV – birdies by the bunches – in “The Challenge: Japan Skins” on Oct. 21 (Oct. 20 ET) at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba. The event should be interesting because bad shots won’t matter, allowing the PGA Tour foursome to play aggressive golf.

So the old Skins Game, the one that was so popular when it was played in the desert, remains a part of history. But the new event in Japan and the new logo the PGA Tour has created did get people thinking: is it possible that the Skins Game could return someday?

In the current world of professional golf, it would be difficult at best. The $1 million purse for the Skins Game in 2008 wouldn’t raise an eyebrow among players today, although the Japan Skins reportedly has a total purse of $350,000, so you know appearance money is involved.

The participation of Woods, McIlroy, Day and Matsuyama shows that you can still attract a great four-player field, much as the first few Skins Games with players like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson and Lee Trevino.

The format is simple. Score lower on any given hole than everyone else in the game, and you win the hole – a skin. Nobody cares if you just three-jacked an easy par 4 for bogey, because anything higher than par is probably irrelevant in all but the most struggling of golfing circles.

Everyone kicks in a few bucks, and the total pot is divided by the number of skins won. For this made-for-TV edition in Japan, holes tied by at least two players carry over to the next hole. But that format only works well when the entire game consists of just four or five players.

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Challenge Japan Skins 2019: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day will go head-to-head in MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins, a high-profile, live competition presented by GOLF TV Online Coverage World. The ZOZO also will be held at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.

When word leaked out this summer that the PGA Tour had applied for a new logo for an old event, the Skins Game, some people in the Coachella Valley were naturally excited.

After all, the Skins Game had been a fixture on Thanksgiving weekend in the desert – played at six different courses — from 1986 through the last event in 2008. Nationally televised with big-name players and what at the time was a lot of money riding on each of the 18 holes for the weekend, the Skins Game was a massive ratings hit for years before it drifted into becoming just another postseason event that struggled to attract top stars.

And now fans know the Skins Game isn’t coming back to the desert, anyway. Instead, “The Challenge: Japan Skins” has now been announced and will be played in October in Japan with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama. The match will be shown in the United States on Golf Channel.

There is no better golf format than skins.

You can keep your two-dollar Nassau with auto presses or your handicap-weighted Stableford points games that require way too much post-round math. And don’t even mention silly dot games that actually reward missing greens with sandies – isn’t the point to avoid the bunkers?

Skins games are all about birdies. Unless the game has dozens of players who are accustomed to circling numbers on their scorecards, because then it might be all about eagles. Pars usually only matter when almost everybody hits foul balls.

Anything past par? Pick it up. Nobody wants to watch their opponent plumb-bob a putt for double. A skins game nullifies that anguish.

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama will showcase (hopefully, at least) what everybody wants to watch on TV – birdies by the bunches – in “The Challenge: Japan Skins” on Oct. 21 (Oct. 20 ET) at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba. The event should be interesting because bad shots won’t matter, allowing the PGA Tour foursome to play aggressive golf.

Japan Skins 2019

Everything you need to know for The Challenge: Japan Skins How to watch DATE CHANNEL TIME (ET) Mon. Oct. 21 Golf Channel. All four will go head-to-head in The Challenge: Japan Skins at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Japan.

They got together for a funny classroom video in which Matsuyama mocked Woods for his old age to promote the event – but you can find out everything about it below. watch The Challenge: Japan Skins The star-studded event will be streamed in full exclusively and free on GOLFTV internationally.

However, due to existing rights agreements in the UK and Ireland, fans will be required to subscribe to watch The Challenge.

Format
The Japan Skins will use the traditional format: the lowest score on a hole wins the money. If two or more players tie a hole, the skin value is carried over to the next one.
In the event of a tie on the 18th, a playoff will determine who wins the final skin, with no carryover if the playoff extends to multiple holes.

Value of each skin:
Holes one through six: $10,000 per skin
Holes seven through 12: $15,000 per skin
Holes 13 through 17: $20,000 per skin
Hole 18: $100,000 super skin

There will be additional side challenges similar to the ones used during “The Match: Tiger vs. Phil.” Money wagered in these challenges will benefit the event’s charity partners.The report noted how the world’s best 15 players will be eligible for Olympic consideration. Woods is ninth in the global rankings, but he could improve his standing by winning the ZOZO.

It won’t be easy since Woods “last competed in an official fall Tour event in 2011 when he played the Safeway Open,” according to Adam Stanley of the PGA Tour official website.It’s why the Skins is such an important warm-up for the 2019 Masters champion. Woods, who underwent knee surgery in August, has proved this year that he can overcome injury woes and still be one of the most skilled players on the planet.

McIlroy merits similar praise and will be at the ZOZO. The 30-year-old also has a point to prove to Brooks Koepka, the man he trails in the world rankings.