Honda Classic 2012 Preview: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Headline Field In Palm Beach

MARANA, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: Tiger Woods looks over a shot on the third hole during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on February 23, 2012 in Marana, Arizona. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are the biggest names at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach. Rory Sabbatini is the defending champion.

A strong field will be contesting at the Honda Classic starting on Thursday. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy headline the field at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida, and they'll be joined by defending champion Rory Sabbatini. The tournament has a sizable purse of $5.7 million and is the first of four consecutive weeks of tournaments in Florida. The winner will take home just over $1 million, and there are 500 FedEx Cup points at stake.

Normally a Par-72 course, The Champion course at PGA National has been made a more difficult Par-70 for the tournament. Justin Leonard has the tournament record score with 24-under par, but the course has been made significantly more difficult since then. Sabbatini's 72-hole score in his win last year was nine-under.

TV coverage will be split between Golf Channel for the early rounds and NBC for the weekend. You can find more info on the tournament and the complete field at PGATour.com.

For more on the Honda Classic, check out SB Nation's golf blog Waggle Room and SB Nation's golf hub.

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