Johnson, Scott and Simpson commit to Hyundai Tournament of ChampionsKAPALUA, HI - JANUARY 08: General view of the 18th hole green and fairway during the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course on January 8, 2013 in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)December 12, 2013
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii – Just three weeks remain before the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions kicks off on The Plantation Course at Kapalua, and the field is shaping up quickly. Three of the game’s biggest names will be starting 2014 in Maui, including Zach Johnson, Adam Scott and Webb Simpson. Each player won an official PGA TOUR event during the 2013 calendar year to qualify for the winners-only Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Zach Johnson’s second career PGA TOUR win came at The Masters Tournament in 2007, and he has since collected eight more PGA TOUR victories, bringing his career total to 10. Johnson’s recent success includes winning the 2013 BMW Championship to qualify for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, as well as his playoff victory over Tiger Woods at last week’s Northwestern Mutual World Challenge (not an official PGA TOUR event).
Adam Scott made history in April 2013 when he became the first Australian to win The Masters Tournament. Scott won his major in dramatic finish with a birdie on the second playoff hole to defeat Angel Cabrera. Scott enjoyed additional success late in 2013 with another victory at the first FedExCup Playoffs event, The Barclays. He returned home to Australia where he won the Australian PGA Championship and the Talisker Master, finished second to Rory McIlroy at the Emirates Australian Open, and third at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf where he and teammate Jason Day won the team competition.
2011 U.S. Open winner, Webb Simpson recently picked up his fourth PGA TOUR career victory at the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Earlier this year, Simpson helped the United States Team to victory in The Presidents Cup 2013 after being selected by Fred Couples as a Captain’s Pick. This will be Simpson’s third consecutive year playing in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions; his best finish was T3 in 2013.
Johnson and Scott were also members of The Presidents Cup 2013 teams this fall at Muirfield Village in Columbus, Ohio. As a group, Johnson, Scott and Simpson own 24 PGA TOUR victories and have played on 11 The Presidents Cup teams and 4 Ryder Cup teams. All three finished the 2013 season ranked in the top 30 on the FedExCup points list, with Johnson and Scott finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.
The Hyundai Tournament of Champions returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua from Jan. 2-6, 2014. For tickets and tournament information, please visit PGATOUR.com/Hyundai.
All four competitive rounds of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions will be broadcast on Golf Channel. Follow the tournament on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HyundaiTOC to get updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the tournament preparations.