Champions Golf Tour
$770,000 Wendy's Senior Skins Game Field
Kaanapali Golf Resort (North Course)
Par 71 - 6700 Yards
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Jan 16 - Jan 17, 2010
F.Zoeller/B.Crenshaw *
* - Defending Champion
This is the first Champions Tour event of the 2010 season, but it`s not an official tournament. There are four two-man teams competing over nine holes on both Saturday and Sunday. It`s an alternate-shot format for the fifth straight year and a big- name is debuting this week on the elder circuit. Fred Couples, 50, will play his first Champions Tour event this week. He is teaming with Nick Price. Couples won 15 PGA Tour events, including the 1992 Masters. More importantly for the Champions Tour, he is one of the most popular players of his generation. Joining Couples and Price will be the teams of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, Gary Player and Loren Roberts and the defending champions, Fuzzy Zoeller and Ben Crenshaw. Zoeller and Crenshaw will try to be the first team to successfully defend its title in tournament history. This marks the third year Royal Ka`anapali Golf Course will host the event. ESPN has the broadcast, but not until Feb. 27-28. Next week is the first full-field event of 2010, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Couples and U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin are both set for their official debuts. Bernhard Langer won in 2009 en route to Player of the Year honors.