Everything you need to know for the MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins
Woods, McIlroy, Day, Matsuyama will go head-to-head in a globally-televised competition
October 18, 2019
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- October 18, 2019
- The Challenge: Japan Skins will be played at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan. (Ryan Young/PGA TOUR)
Four of the biggest names in golf will kick off ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP week by competing in The Challenge: Japan Skins. Here's everything you need to know to follow the action.
What: 'The Challenge: Japan Skins'
Who is competing: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama
Where: Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, Chiba, Japan.
When: Monday, Oct. 21 (12 a.m. ET)
How to Watch
Golf Channel coverage: Sunday, Oct. 20 beginning at 11 p.m. ET
PGA TOUR LIVE: Simulcast coverage will be available across platforms on PGA TOUR LIVE.
GOLFTV: International fans can watch for free by registering with GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR and visiting challenge.golf.tv for more information. Due to existing rights agreements in the United Kingdom and Ireland, a modest fee will be required to purchase a GOLFTV pass and watch The Challenge in those countries. This also includes access to GOLFTV's exclusive My Game: Tiger Woods series and a range of PGA TOUR programming.
How does the skins format work?
Each hole is assigned a monetary value (see below). If a player wins the hole outright, he wins the skin and the amount for that hole. If no one wins the hole, the value of the skin gets added to the value of the next hole. For example, if no player wins the first hole outright, the $10,000 is carried over to the second hole, making that hole worth $20,000 and two skins.
Also for The Challenge: Japan Skins, extra challenges will be added for unconventional twists. In addition to the special in-match challenges, the event will finish under floodlights.
How much is the purse and hole-by-hole breakdown?
The players will be competing for a total purse of $350,000:
• Holes 1-6: $10,000 per skin
• Holes 7- 12: $15,000 per skin
• Holes 13-17: $20,000 per skin
• Hole No. 18: $100,000 super skin