1st Place - $330,000; 2nd Place - $206,400; 3rd Place - $158,600
Mark Wiebe *
Six players at
* - Won in Playoff
Past Pacific Links Hawaii Championship Winners
Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
*Mark Wiebe (205) -- Corey Pavin
Willie Wood (202) -- Bill Glasson
* - Won in Playoff
Top Contenders in the Field
Tom Pernice, Jr.
Davis Love III
Wes Short, Jr.
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Scott Dunlap
Darkhorse - Brad Faxon
Last Week's Pick to Win (Jay Haas) - Finished tied for 7th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Billy Andrade) - Finished tied for 32nd
The Champions Tour travels to Hawaii this week for the Pacific Links Hawaii
Championship in Kapolei on the island of Oahu. Twenty-three of the top 27
players on the money list are in the fleid. The purse increased $400,000 from
last year to $2.2 million, with the winner receiving $330,000.
Davis Love III will make his Champions Tour debut this week. Love has 20 PGA
Tour victories, including the 1997 PGA Championship. He was a member of six
American Ryder Cup teams and the captain of the 2012 team.
There are many players in the field that have won the Sony Open in Hawaii on
the PGA Tour, including Paul Goydos (2007), Vijay Singh (2005), Brad Faxon
(2001), Jeff Sluman (1999), John Cook (1992), Corey Pavin (1986-87), Mark
O'Meara (1985) and Hale Irwin (1981). There are also players in the field
that have won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai on the
Champions Tour, including Cook (2011, 13), Dan Forsman (2012), Fred Funk
(2008), Irwin (1997, 2007) and Tom Kite (2002).
Irwin was a 6-time winner of the Turtle Bay Championship (1997, 2000-03,
2005) and a 3-time winner of the Senior Skins (1999, 2001-02), which were
both staged in Hawaii. Irwin has won 12 times in the state in his career.
This will be the Champions Tour's 11th event held on the island of Oahu. Chi
Chi Rodriguez won the first tournament on Oahu in 1992 at the Ko Olina Senior
Invitational at Ko Olina Golf Club.
Kapolei Golf Course hosted the 1996-2001 LPGA Ladies Hawaiian Open and was
ranked as one of the best courses on Oahu by Golf Digest and the Zagat Survey.
Winners of the Ladies Hawaiian Open at Kapolei included Meg Mallon, Annika
Sorenstam, Betsy King and Catriona Matthew.
Last year, Mark Wiebe parred the second playoff hole to down Corey Pavin and
win. Wiebe drained a 12-foot birdie putt at the last to force a playoff with
Pavin. The pair finished 54 holes at 11-under-par 205.
In 2012, Willie Wood birdied the final two holes in the final round to come
from behind and beat Bill Glasson. Wood closed with a 6-under 66 to finish at
14-under-par 202. It was his second win in three weeks. Wood was the only
player to go bogey-free for the tournament.
Next week, the Champions Tour heads to California for the Nature Valley First
Tee Open at Pebble Beach, where Kirk Triplett has won the last two years.
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