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The greens at the Plantation Course are vast

The greens at the Plantation Course are vast

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The PGA Tour kicks off its 2013 campaign with the traditional curtain raiser in Hawaii - the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Played over Kapalua's Plantation Course, the tournament is being staged in Hawaii for a 15th successive year.

The course has some of the largest greens on Tour and here are some preview stats ahead of the event which tees off on Friday rather than the usual Thursday.......

FORM over KAPALUA's PLANTATION COURSE

Last Ten Years

Player: '03 / '04 / '05 / '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11 / '12

Charlie Beljan: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / -
Jonas Blixt: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / -
Keegan Bradley: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / 16
Ben Curtis: - / 30 / - / - / 33 / - / - / - / - / -
Jason Dufner: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / -
Rickie Fowler: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / -
Tommy Gainey: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / -
Bill Haas: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / 8 / 20
JJ Henry: - / - / - / - / 8 / - / - / - / - / -
John Huh: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / -
Dustin Johnson: - / - / - / - / - / - / 11 / 16 / 9 / -
Zach Johnson: - / - / 23 / - / - / 20 / 6 / 18 / 23 / -
Matt Kuchar: 25 / - / - / - / - / - / - / 3 / 6 / -
Marc Leishman: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / -
Hunter Mahan: - / - / - / - / - / 5 / - / - / 25 / -
George McNeill: - / - / - / - / - / 25 / - / - / - / -
Ryan Moore: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / 6 / - / -
Carl Pettersson: - / - / - / 21 / 22 / - / 17 / - / 4 / -
Scott Piercy: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / 12
Ted Potter: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / -
Ian Poulter: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / 6 / -
Webb Simpson: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / 3
Brandt Snedeker: - / - / - / - / - / 10 / - / - / - / -
Scott Stallings: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / 22
Kyle Stanley: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / -
Steve Stricker: - / - / - / - / - / 2 / - / 10 / 4 / Won
Johnson Wagner: - / - / - / - / - / - / 10 / - / - / 9
Nick Watney: - / - / - / - / - / 5 / - / 16 / - / 12
Bubba Watson: - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / 25 / 18
Mark Wilson: - / - / - / - / - / 27 / - / 27 / - / 18

Competitors: 36 / 30 / 31 / 28 / 34 / 31 / 33 / 28 / 33 / 27

Note: Steve Stricker also played in 2002 when he was 25th.

STROKE AVERAGES over KAPALUA's PLANTATION COURSE

Last Ten Years

Average (Rounds)

68.25: Steve Stricker (16)
69.00: Matt Kuchar (12)
69.63: Johnson Wagner (8)
69.67: Dustin Johnson (12)
69.75: Nick Watney (12)
70.13: Bill Haas (8)
70.38: Hunter Mahan (8)
70.70: Zach Johnson (20)
71.13: Bubba Watson (8)
72.06: Carl Pettersson (16)
72.08: Mark Wilson (12)
76.13: Ben Curtis (8)

(Min. No. of Rounds = 8)

LAST YEAR'S AVERAGE TOURNAMENT POSITIONS

2012 PGA Tour Season

Average (Events)

21.63: Bubba Watson (19)
23.68: Jason Dufner (22)
24.14: Matt Kuchar (22)
26.26: Steve Stricker (19)
29.79: Dustin Johnson (19)
30.80: Ian Poulter (15)
31.88: Zach Johnson (25)
33.95: Webb Simpson (22)
34.00: Keegan Bradley (25)
34.32: Brandt Snedeker (22)
36.04: Hunter Mahan (23)
37.73: Nick Watney (26)
39.00: Ryan Moore (24)
40.61: Bill Haas (23)
40.65: Rickie Fowler (23)
41.54: Carl Pettersson (26)
45.68: Scott Piercy (28)
48.71: Jonas Blixt (21)
49.43: John Huh (28)
49.74: Ben Curtis (19)
51.26: Marc Leishman (23)
55.11: Johnson Wagner (27)
56.52: Kyle Stanley (27)
58.80: Mark Wilson (25)
59.93: JJ Henry (28)
62.04: George McNeill (25)
74.56: Scott Stallings (27)
75.47: Tommy Gainey (32)
79.08: Ted Potter (25)
84.45: Charlie Beljan(22)

Note: Refers to average positions in official PGA Tour events (counting towards Money List).

AVERAGE POSITIONS in PGA TOUR EVENTS staged during JANUARY & FEBRUARY

Since 2008 (Last Five Seasons)

Average (Events)

21.40: John Huh (5)
21.55: Steve Stricker (20)
25.36: Keegan Bradley (11)
26.13: Ian Poulter (8)
27.62: Zach Johnson (21)
31.32: Hunter Mahan (25)
32.00: Nick Watney (25)
33.48: Dustin Johnson (29)
34.85: Matt Kuchar (27)
36.19: Bill Haas (26)
38.11: Webb Simpson (18)
40.38: Kyle Stanley (13)
40.58: Brandt Snedeker (26)
41.15: Bubba Watson (27)
41.19: Marc Leishman (16)
45.81: Rickie Fowler (16)
47.10: Mark Wilson (30)
54.19: George McNeill (21)
54.20: Jason Dufner (20)
54.20: Ryan Moore (25)
56.77: Carl Pettersson (26)
63.35: Scott Piercy (20)
64.77: JJ Henry (26)
66.36: Ben Curtis (14)
69.93: Johnson Wagner (27)
73.33: Jonas Blixt (6)
81.80: Tommy Gainey (20)
85.17: Ted Potter (6)
99.30: Scott Stallings (10)
100.20: Charlie Beljan (5)

LOWEST ROUNDS at PLANTATION COURSE (all-time on PGA Tour)

62: KJ Choi (2003)
62: Graeme McDowell (2011)
63: David Duval (1999)
63: Mike Weir (2002)
63: Jonathan Byrd (2003)
63: Rocco Mediate (2003)
63: Mike Weir (2005)
63: Rory Sabbatini (2010)
63: Robert Garrigus (2011)
63: Steve Stricker (2012)

Plantation Course: Par 73; 7,411 yards

Winning Totals (Last Three Years):

2012 - 269 (Steve Stricker)
2011 - 268 (Jonathan Byrd)
2010 - 270 (Geoff Ogilvy)

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