Tiger Woods will compete in Japan for the first time in more than a decade at the inaugural ZOZO Championship.

The event will be the first official PGA Tour event to be staged in Japan and will take place from October 24-27 at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club outside Tokyo.

The ZOZO championship will replace the CIMB Classic that was held in Malaysia and will now form part of a three-tournament Asia swing that also features the CJ Cup in South Korea and the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.

“I’m excited to play in the inaugural ZOZO Championship in October and return to Japan, one of my favourite countries. It’s going to be a fun fall (autumn),” Woods wrote on Twitter.