The PGA Tour gets back into full swing this Friday, as Zach Johnson will be trying to defend his title in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Obviously the field is pared down to 34 players, all of whom qualified by virtue of winning a tournament from the season prior.
It’s far more than just a rust-breaker for some of these guys however. The winner pockets a cool $1.1 million, earns unconditional Tour status for the next two seasons, and gets another invite to head back out Hawaii for a week next January.
And to think they have to beg some of these guys to come out there to play?
It’s a decent field, albeit condensed… but much too early in the season to be making any notable predictions. I will make one prediction however:
It will be about 50 degrees warmer there this weekend than here in Bogeyland.
Coverage starts Friday @ 4:30 pm EST on the Golf Channel