Masters champion Tiger Woods is adding to his international travels at the end of this year, announcing Wednesday night that he will compete in Japan for the first time in 13 years at the new Zozo Championship.
Woods said on Twitter that he was excited to play the new tournament and described Japan as "one of my favorite countries."
"It's going to be a fun fall," he said.
Woods is U.S. captain for the Presidents Cup that will be held Dec. 12-15 in Australia, giving the 43-year-old at least two trips halfway around the world.
The Zozo Championship will be Oct. 24-27 at Accordia Golf Chiba Narashino Country Club, about 50 miles east of Tokyo. It is part of three tournaments that make up the PGA Tour's Asia Swing, following the CJ Cup in South Korea and the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
The Japan tournament, co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour, is a 78-man field with a $9.75 million purse.
Atlanta gets Final Four times 3
The return of the Final Four to Atlanta in 2020 also will bring the Division II and III championships back to the city.
Atlanta played host to all three in 2013, the last time it held the men's Final Four. It's the only other year all three divisions held their championship games in the same city.
The NCAA also announced all three women's basketball championships will be held in Dallas in 2023. The three were held in the same city in Indianapolis in 2016.
• Women's national champion Baylor accepted an invitation to visit President Donald Trump at the White House next Monday.
AROUND THE HORN
Colleges: The University of Kansas and Adidas announced an extension of their contract through 2031, despite an FBI investigation centered on the footwear and apparel company that cast a negative light on Jayhawks athletics.
Soccer: Manchester City won 2-0 on the road over rival Manchester United, overcoming its biggest obstacle on its way to retaining the Premier League title, a feat no team has achieved in a decade. City can repeat as champion if it wins its final three matches.… MLS increased New York Red Bulls midfielder Kaku's suspension from one to three games and fined him for reckless conduct for kicking the ball into the sideline stands.
Tennis: The ATP Finals, the season-ending event for the top eight men's singles players and doubles teams, is moving to Turin in 2021. The Italian city will host the event for five years through 2025, succeeding London. … Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start to beat Leonard Mayer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the Barcelona Open, keeping alive his streak of never losing consecutive matches on clay.
Auto racing: The parent company of Speedway Motorsports Inc. made an offer to acquire all of its outstanding common stock, the second move of its kind involving one of the key racetrack operators in NASCAR in the past five months.