pga tournament of champions at kapalua

KAPALUA, MAUI, HI - JANUARY 10: A course scenic view of the ninth hole during the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course at Kapalua on January 10, 2016 in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – JANUARY 10: A course scenic view of the ninth hole during the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course at Kapalua on January 10, 2016 in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

In January, the winners from the 2016 calendar year on the PGA TOUR will once again gather at The Plantation Course at Kapalua for the Tournament of Champions. Among the field of the best players in the world is Jordan Spieth, who will defend his first Tournament of Champions title and 2016 Player of the Year as well as U.S. Open Champion, Dustin Johnson, who won at Kapalua in 2013.

Spieth won the 2016 edition of the event by an eye-opening eight shots at 30-under par, one shy of the tournament scoring record. His victory came over 2015 champion Patrick Reed, who went on to have a strong season that included a win at THE NORTHERN TRUST, the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs, an appearance on the U.S. Olympic Team and a starring role on the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup Team. In addition to his victory at the Tournament of Champions, Spieth added another title at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational in his home state of Texas later in the year.

Joining Spieth and Reed is Johnson, who is coming off of a career-year on the PGA TOUR. On the back of three victories, including his first major championship at the U.S. Open at Oakmont, the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and the BMW Championship, Johnson claimed Player of the Year honors for the first time in his career and narrowly missed winning the FedExCup. In 2013, Johnson won a weather-shortened Tournament of Champions, one of his now 12 PGA TOUR Victories.

The field at Kapalua will be filled with the best of the PGA TOUR, as the Tournament of Champions is the lone winners-only event of the year. Players in the field at The Plantation Course are in an exclusive club as PGA TOUR winners, which makes the Tournament of Champions a unique event on the PGA TOUR schedule and a treat for fans to watch.

The Pro-Am will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 followed by the professional competition, January 5 – 7, 2017. Tickets are now on sale at pgatour.com/toc.

Tickets are also available on Maui at Kapalua’s golf shops starting December 1, 2016 and at the following ABC Stores starting December 12, 2016: the Honolua Store, Honokowai and Kihei (across from Kamaole Park I). Children 18 and under are allowed in FREE with a ticketed adult. FREE public parking is at Lahaina Civic Center with shuttles to bring spectators to the course.  There will be an Uber/Cab drop off location in the parking lot behind Sansei Kapalua located on Office Road.

Since 1999, the event has raised over $5.6 million for Hawaii’s charities. The designated beneficiaries for 2017 include Boy Scouts of America, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Hale Makua Health Services, J. Walter Cameron Center, Ka Lima O Maui and Lahainaluna High School Foundation. Get up close and personal with this some of the best golfers in the world while also supporting Maui’s non-profits!

AT A GLANCE…

INFO • Call 665-9160

DATES • Wednesday, January 4 through Sunday, January 8

FORMAT • 72-hole Individual Stroke Play (no cut)

PURSE • $6 million

PARKING • Free shuttles and parking at Lahaina Civic Center

 

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