Besides the usual Wednesday pro-am (shotgun at 7am), the Hyundai Tournament of Champions kicks off the year with some fan-friendly festivities with proceeds going to various local charities.
Starting at 2pm (local), PGA Tour bombers Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Robert Garrigus, along with two-time defending long-drive world champion Jamie Sadlowski will compete in a Long Drive Challenge on No. 18.
There will also be a three-hole celeb/pro Charity Challenge. Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Anthony Kim and Graeme McDowell will play holes 1, 2 and 9. The competition will feature a two-man rotating team, with the pros switching partners — either a celeb or Golf Channel announcer — on each hole. A fan will also be selected to play No. 2 with Anthony Kim. Here are the teams:
Professional Hole #1 Hole #2 Hole #9
Jim Furyk Tim Finchem (PGA Tour commish! Dave Zuchowski Terry Gannon
Dustin Johnson James Sadlowski Alice Cooper Kelly Tilghman
Anthony Kim Kelly Slater Fan! Jerry Foltz
Graeme McDowell Craig T. Nelson Zack Amin Sir Nick Faldo
I’ll live tweet the long drive challenge and three-hole challenge. Which team should I follow? Let’s take it to a vote. Drop yours below.
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