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Not the perfect PGA tee time for Tournament of Champions

By Ann Miller

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 03, 2013

~~<p>Rickie Fowler and Jason Dufner open the new and revamped PGA Tour season, driving off Kapalua Plantation's first tee at 10:35 a.m. Friday in the opening round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. They will be followed by 28 more 2012 winners, with defending champion Steve Stricker playing in the final group with Brandt Snedeker.</p>
<p>A year ago, only 27 played in the TOC, the fewest since the tournament moved to Kapalua in 1999. Eleven players declined the invitation given to every tournament champ from the previous year. When Lucas Glover withdrew because of an injury, more than 30 percent of the field was out.</p>
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Rickie Fowler and Jason Dufner open the new and revamped PGA Tour season, driving off Kapalua Plantation's first tee at 10:35 a.m. Friday in the opening round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. They will be followed by 28 more 2012 winners, with defending champion Steve Stricker playing in the final group with Brandt Snedeker.

A year ago, only 27 played in the TOC, the fewest since the tournament moved to Kapalua in 1999. Eleven players declined the invitation given to every tournament champ from the previous year. When Lucas Glover withdrew because of an injury, more than 30 percent of the field was out. Login for more...



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