No American’s won the PGA Tour season opener at Kapalua since Jim Furyk in 2001.
“It’s just coincidence, I would have thought,” Geoff Ogilvy, who is trying to join fellow Aussie Stuart Appleby as a three-peat winner there, told reporters in Hawaii. “I guess the obvious thing to look at is that Australians play quite deep into November and December. It's only three weeks off, I think, between tournaments in Australia. South Africa, they were playing, they play very late. They play into December. A lot of the international players will often play deep into Asia late in the year. A lot of the U.S. guys traditionally have hung it up and gone to watch football and done their thing and come here a little less golfed, if that's a word. That's the obvious thing.”