Hyundai Tournament of Champions Wednesday Challenge Pairings
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Long-hitting Dustin Johnson's game suits the set-up at Kapalua

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.

(Photo by Kyle Auclair/insidetheropes.com)