KA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii- With the start of the holiday shopping season just around the corner, tournament officials announced Monday that tickets for 2014 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai are currently on sale to the general public. Featuring a prestigious line-up of some of the world’s most decorated players, the Champions Tour’s season-opening event is set to return to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Hualalai Golf Course at the Four Seasons Resort on the island of Hawai’i January 15-19, 2014.
Weekly grounds tickets are available in advance for $25 and a one-day grounds pass is $15. Youth 18 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Tickets may be purchased online at pgatour.com/mec or by calling 800-417-2770.
Entering its 18th year on the Big Island, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai is the first event in the annual Charles Schwab Cup race and will feature a field comprised of 2012 and 2013 tournament champions, winners of Champions Tour majors from the past five years and special tournament invitees. Players eligible for the 2014 tournament thus far include Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Rocco Mediate, Mark O’Meara, Corey Pavin, Kenny Perry, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson and over two dozen others. The 54-hole event offers a $1.8 million purse.
Last year, John Cook sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat David Frost and win the Mitsubishi Electric Championship for the second time. Cook, who played all 54 holes in regulation without a bogey, and then birdied the two playoff holes, also won the 2011 tournament.
The Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai will air live on Golf Channel Friday through Sunday, January 17-19 from 2:30-5 p.m. All times are local and subject to change.
For more information about the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai or to purchase tickets, please visit pgatour.com/mec.