Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Dates: January 8-12, 2015
Where: The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort
City, State: Maui, Hawaii
Par/Yards: 36-37—73/7,452 yards
Field: 34 winners of PGA TOUR events from the 2014 calendar year
2014 champion: Zach Johnson
FedExCup: 500 points to the winner
Format: 72-hole stroke play (no cut)
2014-15 PGA TOUR Storylines
The Hyundai Tournament of Champions marks the eighth official event of the PGA TOUR’s wraparound 2014-15 season schedule.
Year nine of the FedExCup consists of 47 events including the four FedExCup Playoff events.
The Hyundai Tournament of Champions field includes winners from the 2014 calendar year, including the seven official events played last fall. The Hyundai event marks the resumption of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR schedule after a seven-week break from official events.
A look at the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Zach Johnson will return to Kapalua after he rallied from two shots behind at the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions for a closing-day 7-under 66.
Johnson’s four birdies in a five-hole stretch proved pivotal on the back nine, where five players had a chance to win. His spectacular play on the back nine was enough for a one-shot win over Jordan Spieth.
Breakdown of the 34-player field:
The 34 players in the field have accounted for 100 PGA TOUR wins, led by defending champion Zach Johnson, who has notched 11 victories on the PGA TOUR. Geoff Ogilvy (8), Matt Kuchar (7), Bubba Watson (7) and Hunter Mahan 6) round out the top five.
Winners of six major championships including 2014 Masters champion Bubba Watson. Other
major winners include Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera and Geoff Ogilvy
The field includes three players with multiple wins in the 2014 calendar year:
- Bubba Watson – Northern Trust Open, Masters Tournament, World Golf
- Patrick Reed – Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, World
Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
- Billy Horschel – BMW Championship, TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
Six players who competed in The Ryder Cup 2014 are in the field: Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar,
Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker.
There are 12 first-time winners in the field – Steven Bowditch, Matt Every, Chesson Hadley
(2013-14 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year), Brian Harman, Matt Jones, Ben Martin, Hideki Matsuyama, Seung-Yul Noh, Kevin Stadler, Robert
Streb, Nick Taylor, and Brendon Todd.