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Jason Day edges Woods, McIlroy, and Matsuyama in the Japan Skins Challenge

Jason Day edges Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama

The Challenge: Japan Skins is a made-for-TV golf event. So, the main aim is to entertain, and boy did last night’s event do just that! Despite never playing a skins match in his golf career before, Jason Day walked away with the bragging rights in the highly-anticipated Japan Skins Challenge.

Jason Day held off and beat Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama by shooting a birdie on the 18th.

The GOLFTV powered by the PGA TOUR, Japan Skins game follows the skins format, where each hole is given a prize reward. So that, the player with the lowest score on a given hole wins the prize money for that specific hole. However, if there is no winner, the prize money rolls over to the next hole.

As a result, the Australian picked up $180,000 on the final two holes at Accordia Golf Narshino Country Club. Thus, pocketing about $210,000 of the $350,000 total prize money that was on the line.

The four-man shootout was held to kick start this week’s ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, Japan’s first-ever PGA TOUR co-sanctioned event.

All four golfers had a chance to take the title on the final hole. But it was Jason Day who prevailed with a clutch birdie to lift the trophy. Jason Day won three skins with a birdie on the par-three 3rd. He collected four more on the par-four 17th with a clutch 12-foot par putt.

→ Compleat Golfer reports more on Jason Day’s win

Here are highlights from MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins in Chiba, Japan.

These are the best shot trails from Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama and Rory McIlroy in Monday’s 2019 MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan.