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What: Hyundai Tournament Of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii.

Course: Kapalua Resort, The Plantation Course (7,411 yards, par 73)

Schedule (TV): Friday-Monday (Golf Channel, Ch. 11)

Purse: $5.7 million (winner's share: $1.12 million)

Defending champion: Steve Stricker


PGA: Thirty of the 37 qualifiers are entered in the season-opening event limited to 2012 PGA Tour winners. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose are skipping the tournament. ... Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore designed The Plantation Course on a former pineapple plantation. ... The Sony Open is next week at Waialae in Honolulu, followed by the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif.