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The 2017 Japan Airlines Championship is the first ever PGA TOUR-sanctioned event to be held in Japan, taking place September 4-10, 2017. The competition will be held at Narita Golf Club, in a suburb of Tokyo. The course was designed by Taizo Kawata.

Event Name JAPAN AIRLINES Championship
~The first official PGA TOUR-sanctioned event hosted in Japan~
Title Sponsor JAPAN AIRLINES Co., Ltd.
Supported By The Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan
Event Schedule September 4 (Mon) Players visiting Japan
September 5 (Tue) Practice Round
September 6 (Wed) Pro-Am
September 7 (Thu) Pro-Am
September 8 (Fri) First Round
September 9 (Sat) Second Round
September 10 (Sun) Final Round
Venue Narita Golf Club (Operated by Accordia Golf)
127 Omuro, Narita, Chiba, 286-0821 TEL:0476-36-0111
Format 54 holes of stroke play
Field 68 (60 + Max 8 invited players)
Purse Total: US$ 2,500,000
Television Coverage US Golf Channel every 2.5 hours live on Fri, Sat, Sun / Total 17.5 hours, including rebroadcast
(Japan broadcast schedule TBD)
Tickets Sales Scheduled from July 5.
Official Tournament Website www.japanairlineschampionship.com/

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