HYUNDAI TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Site: Kapalua, Hawaii.
Course: Kapalua Resort, The Plantation Course (7,411 yards, par 73).
Purse: $5.7 million. Winner's share: $1.12 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday and Saturday, 2:30-7 p.m.; Sunday 3-7 p.m.; Monday, 1-5 p.m.) and NBC (Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).
Last year: Steve Stricker won the season-opening event for his 12th PGA Tour title, shooting 68-63-69-69. Scotland's Martin Laird was second, three strokes back.
Notes: Thirty of the 37 qualifiers are entered in the 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.