Aloha means goodbye


Defending champion Geoff Ogilvy will likely withdraw from this week's season opener at Kapalua after falling on the beach and injuring his right index finger.

Ogilvy told Golf Channel's Steve Sands the injury required stitches and forced the Australian to withdraw from Wednesday's pro-am. He plans to hit one shot on Thursday, which would qualify him for $70,000 in unofficial earnings.

Because the season opener is a winners-only event there are no alternates, which means Ogilvy would not be taking a spot in the field from someone else.

Officials plan to replace Ogilvy on the tee sheet with a marker, possibly Dean Wilson who lives in Hawaii.