|$5,600,000 Hyundai Tournament of Champions Field |
|Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course) |
Par 73 - 7411 Yards
|Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii |
|Jan 6 - Jan 9, 2012 |
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| ||As always, first up is Kapalua for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Stagedat the Plantation Course at Kapalua, the first event of the season is
reservedfor winners from 2011 tournaments. Sadly for the opener, several
high-profile winners from last year have elected to skip the trip. World No.
1 Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and major winners
Rory McIlroy, Charl Schwartzel and Darren Clarke each passed on the flight to
the Aloha State. There is some star power in the field, despite the big
absences. PGA Champion Keegan Bradley, Steve Stricker and FedExCup winner
Bill Haas are heading to Kapalua. For the first time, the tournament starts
Friday and ends Monday. Jonathan Byrd defeated Robert Garrigus in a playoff
to win last year. Golf Channel will carry live action in primetime all week
with an 8:00 p.m. (et) finishscheduled for Monday. (It should be over in time
for the BCS NationalChampionship game.) In an interesting wrinkle, golf`s two
pre-eminent analysts will work togethe rall week. Johnny Miller and Sir Nick
Faldo will team up for the entire tournament as co-analysts. Next week is the
first full-field event of 2012, the Sony Open in Hawaii. Mark Wilson picked
up the first of two 2011 victories in Honolulu.