For the first time in more than a decade, the PGA Tour’s annual lid-lifter has the field to match the stellar views.
Lacking in star power the last few years, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions will boast the strongest field since 2005 when it kicks off the new year Thursday at Kapalua.
It's no soft launch this year. Just look at the numbers.
Six of the top 10 players in the world are teeing it up this week, including No. 1 Jordan Spieth and No. 2 Jason Day. According to the Official World Golf Ranking formula, the TOC has the highest strength of field rating (360) and the most world-ranking points awarded to the winner (52) since the event 11 years ago.
This year marks the first time since 2005 that the world No. 1 made the trip to Maui, and only the second time since '07 that the No. 2-ranked player was in the field.