09/18 22:05 CDT Woods part of 'Japan Skins' game to be shown live worldwide
Woods part of 'Japan Skins' game to be shown live worldwide
By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer
Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is
in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by Discovery-owned GOLFTV.
The exhibition is called "The Challenge: Japan Skins," and it will be played
Oct. 21 leading into the PGA Tour's first official event in Japan. It features
four of golf's biggest names from each of their continents --- Woods, Rory
McIlroy of Europe, Jason Day of Australia and Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama.
"This is our opportunity to think outside the box," said Alex Kaplan, president
and general manager of Discovery Golf. "We'll put guys in different situations,
and it will be a surprise to them what they are. There's going to be some fun
tweaks these guys aren't used to."
Woods played four times in the original Skins Game, which had become a
Thanksgiving weekend tradition in the California desert until it began losing
star power and was held for the last time in 2008, three years after Woods'
final appearance. He never won in four tries.
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