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January 6 2013

3:46 PM

Play set to begin at Kapalua

After three windswept days in Maui, play is set to begin at the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The first round will start at 4:10 p.m. ET with players going off both the first and 10th holes.

The season was originally scheduled to begin on Friday, but high winds forced the cancelation of play before six players in the 30-man field had even teed off. As a result, the entire day was scrapped.

Conditions were again unplayable on Saturday, wiping out play for a second straight day.

With high winds still bearing down on th island on Sunday, the start of play was delayed 4 hours before officials made the decision that conditions were good enough to play in -- just barely.

"We've slowed the greens down to a point where a ball will come to rest," PGA TOUR Vice President of Rules and Competition Slugger White said. "That helps tremendously.

"We'll talk to the players and let them know we might have some balls moving out here, but we'll just have to deal with it."

As in the opening round, Rickie Fowler and Jason Dufner will be the first group off.

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