2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Dates: January 3-6, 2014
Where: The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort
City, State: Maui, Hawaii
Par/Yards: 36-37—73/7,452 yards
Field: 30 winners of PGA TOUR events from the 2013 calendar year
2013 champion: Dustin Johnson
FedExCup: 500 points to the winner
Format: 72-hole stroke play (no cut)
2013-14 PGA TOUR Storylines
Structural changes to the PGA TOUR
- The Hyundai Tournament of Champions marks the seventh official event of the PGA TOUR’s new wraparound 2013-14 season schedule. In the fall of 2013, four tournaments that formerly made up the Fall Series along with two events being played as official events for the first time were contested, beginning with the Frys.com Open in October and concluding with the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November. For the first time, these six events awarded full FedExCup points.
- With the addition of six fall events, year eight of the FedExCup consists of 45 events in 43 weeks, including the four FedExCup Playoff events. Only two weeks will have multiple events (WGC-Cadillac Championship/Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational/Reno-Tahoe Open).
- Last fall, for the first time, 50 players earned their PGA TOUR cards for the 2013-14 season through the Web.com Tour Regular Season money list and the inaugural Web.com Tour Finals.
- The Hyundai Tournament of Champions field includes winners from the 2013 calendar year, including the six official events played last fall. The Hyundai event marks the resumption of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR schedule after a five-week break from official events.
- A look at the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions
- Bad weather and especially high winds caused the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, originally scheduled to start on Friday, Jan. 4, to begin on Monday, Jan. 7, with 36 holes played that day.
- Partial first-round play on Friday and Sunday was declared “null and void,” the first time TOUR officials had to take such action since the second round of the 2005 PLAYERS Championship.
- Players returned on Tuesday, Jan. 8, for the final 18 holes, with the tournament being scaled back to an official 54-hole event.
- The Tuesday finish was the first since Ben Curtis won the 2006 Booz Allen Classic.
- Prior to the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the last 54-hole event on TOUR was The Barclays in 2011 (also won by Dustin Johnson). The Hyundai Tournament of Champions marked the 27th 54-hole event on the PGA TOUR since 1990.
Breakdown of the 30-player field:
- 2013 major champions Adam Scott (Masters Tournament) and Jason Dufner (PGA Championship).
- Five players with multiple wins in the 2013 calendar year:
- Matt Kuchar (WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide).
- Adam Scott (Masters Tournament and The Barclays)
- Dustin Johnson (Hyundai Tournament of Champions and WGC-HSBC Champions)
- Brandt Snedeker (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and RBC Canadian Open)
- Harris English (FedEx St. Jude Classic and OHL Classic at Mayakoba).
- Eight players that competed at The Presidents Cup 2013: Bill Haas (USA); Jason Dufner (USA); Zach Johnson (USA); Matt Kuchar (USA); Adam Scott (International); Webb Simpson (USA); Brandt Snedeker (USA); and Jordan Spieth (USA).
- All 13 first-time winners that qualified are in the field including current FedExCup leader Jimmy Walker, winner of the 2013 Frys.com Open.
- Reigning PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Jordan Spieth makes his Hyundai Tournament of Champions debut after becoming the youngest player to win on TOUR since 1931 last year at the John Deere Classic.
- 14 of the top 30 from the 2013 final FedExCup standings.
- 14 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, including Adam Scott (2), Matt Kuchar (7) and Zach Johnson (9).
- Graduates from both teams participating in the BCS Championship game, Jason Dufner (Auburn) and Jonas Blixt (Florida State).Charity
- Hyundai Motor America’s non-profit organization will also host its second annual Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run/Walk in Kaanapali on Jan. 4, 2014, benefiting pediatric cancer programs at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children. In addition to the money generated through the 5K, Hope On Wheels will present a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Kapi’olani Medical Center.
- Proceeds from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions directly impact local charities. The host organizations of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions have bestowed more than $4.4 million since the tournament’s move to Kapalua Resort in 1999. Throughout the years, these charities ranging from youth after-school programs and elderly care facilities, to environmental and wildlife protection groups, share their Aloha by providing valuable support and assistance to our local communities.
- Through the tournament’s “Golf for Maui Charities” program, which launched in 2012, proceeds from the tournament have a direct impact on numerous local charities. Several charities utilized this initiative to create new and fresh ways to raise funds for their cause.
- The six primary beneficiaries that will received donations from the tournament in 2014 are: The Boy Scouts of America, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Hale Makua , J. Walter Cameron Center, Ka Lima O Maui and Lahainaluna High School Foundation