Hyundai Tournament of Champions Schedule
The Hyundai Tournament of Champions has long been one of the most popular
events on the PGA Tour, having originally been founded in 1953 in Maui, Hawaii. Each January all of the top golfers in the
world descend upon the Kapalua Resort for the first tournament of the new year, and golf fans could not be more excited, not
only to catch their favorite athletes in action but also because it marks the start of yet another calendar year of PGA action.
Tickets to this popular tournament always sell out quickly so be sure to get yours from StubHub as soon as possible so you
can be part of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
The 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions will once again take place
at the Kapalua Resort on Maui, just outside of Lahaina. From Thursday, January 8th through Sunday January 11th the cream of
the crop of the PGA will be battling it out to get the new year started off on the right foot. Last year's Hyundai Tournament
of Champions winner was Zach Johnson and all of the other golfers will surely be gunning for him in 2015 as they look to unseat
him and emerge victorious. There is nothing like seeing a bunch of the best golfers in the world competing against one another
on a beautiful golf course and this is precisely what you get with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Tournament of Champions History
The PGA Tour is steeped in history and dates all the way back to 1929, although it
was not until 1968, following a dispute over the split of constantly rising revenue due to television contracts, that it split
from the PGA to deal only with tour players rather than also working as an organization for club professionals. The Hyundai
Tournament of Champions was first held in 1953 at Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada before moving to another course
in Las Vegas, the Stardust Country Club, from 1966 through 1968, then moving to the La Costa Resort and Country Club just
outside of San Diego, California up through 1998 when the tournament moved to its current home, the Kapalua Resort on Maui.
The tournament was originally known as simply the Tournament of Champions before Hyundai began sponsoring the tournament.
The event has become one of the most popular on the PGA Tour and seems to grow in popularity each year. You never know if
the winner of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions will be an established superstar or an up and coming golfer but with tickets
from StubHub you have the chance to find out in person as it all unfolds right before your eyes.
year the Hyundai Tournament of Champions features many of the biggest superstars in the world of golf and offers spectators
the chance to see their golf heroes up close and personal. Past winners of the event have included Zach Johnson, Ernie Els,
Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, and more. The best professional golfers in the world choose to participate in the
Hyundai Tournament of Champions and when you are in the crowd for a day at the tournament you will understand exactly why.
Kapalua Resort features one of the premiere golf courses in the world, and just being able to walk on the grounds is well
worth the trip to Maui.
Golf is a great spectator sport and it can be enjoyable sitting
at home watching it on your fancy television but nothing compares to actually being on the course and feeling the tension
in the air as the top golfers in the world make their approach looking to make a big move up the leader board. Walking a world
class course on a stunning summer afternoon and witnessing the top golfers in the world go up against one another is a thrill
you will remember forever and one which will likely have you wanting to never once again settle for watching from your couch
again. As the tournament continues, the nervous tension builds and each stroke becomes more and more important. The drama
builds and this can be felt both by the golfers and the fans following them from hole to hole holding their breath with each
approach to the ball.
The most successful golfer in the history of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions
is Jack Nickalus who won the tournament 5 times. Four other golfers have won the tournament three times: Stuart Appleby, Gene
Littler, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson. Frank Beard, Steve Elkington, Don January, Tom Kite, Phil Mickelson, Gary Player,
Lanny Wadkins, Tiger Woods, and Geoff Ogilvy have all won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions twice. Lee Trevino's victory
during the 1981 Tournament of Champions marked the legendary golfer's first PGA Tour win in the state of California.