Monday finish for PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Sam Greenwood

Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson highlight PGA Tour season-opening Tournament of Champions.

This week's PGA Tour season-opener in the 50th state is one of two events, along with the Deutsche Bank Championship, with a scheduled Monday finish.

Tournament of Champions preview:

  • Dates: January 4-January 7, 2013
  • Course: 7,411-year, par-73 Plantation Course at Kapalua, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
  • Field: 30 winners of 2012 PGA Tour events
  • Defending champion: Steve Stricker
  • Purse: $5.7 million
  • FedEx Cup: 500 points to the winner
  • Format: 72-hole stroke play (no cut)
  • Marquee players: Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Ian Poulter
  • Quirks: Monday finish; bizarre injuries forced two players to the disabled list prior to the event in each of the past two seasons -- Geoff Ogilvy cut a finger on a coral reef in 2011 and Lucas Glover hurt a knee while paddle-boarding last year
  • Television (all times ET): Friday-Saturday, Golf Channel, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (NBC), 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (Golf Channel); Monday, 4-8 p.m. (Golf Channel)
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