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January 4 2013

1:00 PM

Landing Zone graphic to debut on 18th

By PGATOUR.COM staff

Landing Zone, a new graphic representation that measures the yardage of tee shots, will make its debut on the 18th hole at the Plantation Course during the Hyundai Tournament of Champions tournament broadcasts.

Similar to the “First-and-10” graphic lines used during NFL broadcasts, the Landing Zone graphic lines will be marked off in 25-yard increments on the 18th fairway, which regularly sees some of the longest drives during the entire PGA TOUR season.

Since 2003, 92 drives have eclipsed 400 yards on the par-5 18th hole, more than 25 percent of all 400-yard drives on the PGA TOUR in the last nine years.

The penultimate group in Friday’s opening round on Golf Channel will be two of the longest hitters on the PGA TOUR, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson.

LIVE first-round coverage on the Golf Channel begins at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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