2019 Tournament of Champions

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Kapalua, Hawaii, United States

January 3-6

Purse: US$ 6.5 million



Full players list:
  • Americans: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley, Gary Woodland , Matt Kuchar, Billy Horschel, Kevin Na, Brandt Snedeker, Aaron Wise, Charles Howell III, Andrew Putnam, Kevin Tway, Cameron Champ, Patton Kizzire, Andrew Landry, Ted Potter Jr, Brice Garnett, Scott Piercy, Troy Merritt, Michael Kim.
  • Foreigners: Jon Rahm, Francesco Molinari, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Paul Casey, Satoshi Kodaira, Ian Poulter.
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  • diablocrusherdiablocrusher Members  196WRX Points: 103Handicap: 6.5Posts: 196 Fairways
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    Odd not seeing Speith's name in there this year, especially since he destroyed this course a few years ago to finish -30 after 4 rounds. But then again I guess that's what happens when you can make a highlight reel for all the putts he missed last year from 5ft and in.
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  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing Members  1454WRX Points: 218Posts: 1,454 Platinum Tees
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    Always love this tournament. One of my bucket list courses to play.
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  6058WRX Points: 1,500Handicap: 3Posts: 6,058 Titanium Tees
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    It will be interesting to see Rory there this year. Let's see how the work over the winter pays off...
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21399WRX Points: 5,349Posts: 21,399 ClubWRX
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    Glad Rory and Poulter are playing - reading through the field it was not overwhelming me with interest, but I watch for the views!
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  6058WRX Points: 1,500Handicap: 3Posts: 6,058 Titanium Tees
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Glad Rory and Poulter are playing - reading through the field it was not overwhelming me with interest, but I watch for the views!




    I'm crying out for some live golf on TV, can't wait to give it a watch.
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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members  6024WRX Points: 2,820Handicap: 10.8Posts: 6,024 Titanium Tees
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    a brief review of last year's tournament...



    http://youtu.be/PFLssz2T_Uk
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    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
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  • gatorpedsMDgatorpedsMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX  4564WRX Points: 798Handicap: 1.5Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
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    MattyO1984 wrote:


    It will be interesting to see Rory there this year. Let's see how the work over the winter pays off...




    rory dead last. actually he should do good here. long and big fairways.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers  7281WRX Points: 588Handicap: 1.8Posts: 7,281 Titanium Tees
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    gatorMD wrote:

    MattyO1984 wrote:


    It will be interesting to see Rory there this year. Let's see how the work over the winter pays off...




    rory dead last. actually he should do good here. long and big fairways.




    But he still has to hit a lot of wedges. Count him out. ; )
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  • burritos4breakfastburritos4breakfast hawai'iMembers  325WRX Points: 109Posts: 325 Greens
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    ill be walking thursday. excited to watch cam champ drive the green on 7
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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members  32205WRX Points: 1,801Posts: 32,205 Titanium Tees
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    Looking forward to this tourney and seeing all the new equipment.
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  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members  5093WRX Points: 197Handicap: ???Posts: 5,093 Titanium Tees
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    MattyO1984 wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Glad Rory and Poulter are playing - reading through the field it was not overwhelming me with interest, but I watch for the views!




    I'm crying out for some live golf on TV, can't wait to give it a watch.




    So world #1 (2 majors, poy), world # 3-5 (at least 3 wins each last year) doesnt peak ur interest
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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members  1908WRX Points: 183Posts: 1,908 Platinum Tees
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    Great course, really strong field and there's always a moment of magic or talking point - be it Bubba's driver off the deck, DJ near acing a par 4.



    Was watching a golf digest video where DJ busted Sky Sports myth that he spends hours hitting wedges on the range....saying he spends 90 minutes max and prefers to play.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members  11065WRX Points: 843Posts: 11,065 Titanium Tees
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    The greens were in bad shape last year. Any word on how they are currently?
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    Great course, really strong field and there's always a moment of magic or talking point - be it Bubba's driver off the deck, DJ near acing a par 4.



    Was watching a golf digest video where DJ busted Sky Sports myth that he spends hours hitting wedges on the range....saying he spends 90 minutes max and prefers to play.




    Sounds like DJ isn't a big-time practicer, but 80% of his range time is devoid to wedges.



    "Getting back to my practice routine, I have four wedges now and spend about 80 percent of my time hitting each of them four distances—a half shot, a three-quarter shot, a full shot and a max distance. I'm trying to control distance as best I can, and this type of practice builds confidence. If you want to score, these are the shots that are going to help the most."



    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/practice-like-world-no-1-dustin-johnson
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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members  1908WRX Points: 183Posts: 1,908 Platinum Tees
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    Holy Moses wrote:



    Great course, really strong field and there's always a moment of magic or talking point - be it Bubba's driver off the deck, DJ near acing a par 4.



    Was watching a golf digest video where DJ busted Sky Sports myth that he spends hours hitting wedges on the range....saying he spends 90 minutes max and prefers to play.




    Sounds like DJ isn't a big-time practicer, but 80% of his range time is devoid to wedges.



    "Getting back to my practice routine, I have four wedges now and spend about 80 percent of my time hitting each of them four distances—a half shot, a three-quarter shot, a full shot and a max distance. I'm trying to control distance as best I can, and this type of practice builds confidence. If you want to score, these are the shots that are going to help the most."



    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/practice-like-world-no-1-dustin-johnson




    Yeah sorry I meant to put "hours on the range practicing" he does say it's his wedges that he'll spend the time on and he does as much as he needs to.



    Sky coverage every week he's teeing it up goes on about how he practices with TrackMan on the range as if he does it for hours. GC coverage when I'm in the States isn't quite so misleading about his practice routine.



    I love the fact that he prefers to play rounds rather than spend time on the range. So refreshing to hear honesty about doing what you need to do and no more.



    He's not a great interview but that was an interesting five minutes chat about what he does etc.
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers  3390WRX Points: 1,200Posts: 3,390 Titanium Tees
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    Koepka to win
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  • timmy8151timmy8151 Members  1115WRX Points: 132Handicap: 15.2Posts: 1,115 Platinum Tees
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    Holy Moses wrote:


    The greens were in bad shape last year. Any word on how they are currently?




    Played the Plantation Course over Thanksgiving and there were some holes where the greens were spotty. Want to say it was 14 or 16 where it was pretty bad. With renovations starting in Feb they weren’t going to do too much to the course
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    timmy8151 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:


    The greens were in bad shape last year. Any word on how they are currently?




    Played the Plantation Course over Thanksgiving and there were some holes where the greens were spotty. Want to say it was 14 or 16 where it was pretty bad. With renovations starting in Feb they weren't going to do too much to the course




    What renovations are coming?
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    Played Kapalua a couple of years ago. It’s the perfect course for Cameron Champ to destroy. He’ll win by 5.
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    Holy Moses wrote:

    timmy8151 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:


    The greens were in bad shape last year. Any word on how they are currently?




    Played the Plantation Course over Thanksgiving and there were some holes where the greens were spotty. Want to say it was 14 or 16 where it was pretty bad. With renovations starting in Feb they weren't going to do too much to the course




    What renovations are coming?




    According to the people I played with new greens and fairway grass (variants of Bermuda) and refresh of bunkers and new tee boxes. Think renovations being led by Crenshaw.

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  • UndonersgUndonersg Members  90WRX Points: 0Posts: 90
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    Last 3 years the winner has been the best on the Par 4s



    Dustin Johnson: 10.9 strokes gained, next closest was 4.9

    Justin Thomas: 10.2, next closest 5.2

    Jordan Spieth: 8.8, next closest 5.8



    Found that really interesting because I kinda assumed it was always gonna be the par 5s.
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  • BKN1964BKN1964 Members  1094WRX Points: 185Posts: 1,094 Platinum Tees
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    I was surprised to see Champ in the field. I had always thought it was for the winners from the prior season, not the prior calendar year. Guess I was wrong.
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    Anyone know if this will be on the new NBC gold sports streaming? Thinking about buying it for the year either way... but curious if I can get some early golf this week.
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  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members  1719WRX Points: 186Posts: 1,719 Platinum Tees
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    MattyO1984 wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Glad Rory and Poulter are playing - reading through the field it was not overwhelming me with interest, but I watch for the views!




    I'm crying out for some live golf on TV, can't wait to give it a watch.




    You mean watching Bobby Jones, Seve, Bagger Vance and reruns wasn't enough for you?! I can't wait for the 'new' season to begin, I'm feeling golf starved.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21399WRX Points: 5,349Posts: 21,399 ClubWRX
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    MattyO1984 wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Glad Rory and Poulter are playing - reading through the field it was not overwhelming me with interest, but I watch for the views!




    I'm crying out for some live golf on TV, can't wait to give it a watch.




    So world #1 (2 majors, poy), world # 3-5 (at least 3 wins each last year) doesnt peak ur interest




    I think we both indicated we are watching. ;-)



    But me - one or two eyes on the laptop. Nope, Koepka doesn't move the needle for me. Love the views on the course/elevations/ocean - that's mostly why'll I'll watch. I ease into the season.
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    TBD203 wrote:


    Anyone know if this will be on the new NBC gold sports streaming? Thinking about buying it for the year either way... but curious if I can get some early golf this week.




    It's not starting until the Desert Classic on Jan 17-20.
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    Molinari all Callaway now.
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    What's the over/under for the total distance of a Cameron Champ tee shot on 18?
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  • MilkyButterCutsMilkyButterCuts Members  974WRX Points: 466Handicap: 4.1Posts: 974 Golden Tee
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    TBD203 wrote:


    Anyone know if this will be on the new NBC gold sports streaming? Thinking about buying it for the year either way... but curious if I can get some early golf this week.




    Is that the new 'PGA tour live'???
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    BKN1964 wrote:


    I was surprised to see Champ in the field. I had always thought it was for the winners from the prior season, not the prior calendar year. Guess I was wrong.




    It's calendar year. That's how Charles Howell, Kevin Tway, Kuch, etc. got in as well.
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