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Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
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PGA TOUR: Hyundai Tournament of Champions on the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, Friday through Monday.
TV: Friday, 5:30-10 p.m. EST on the Golf Channel; Saturday, 2:30-7 p.m. EST on the Golf Channel; Sunday, 3-4 p.m. EST on NBC and 4-10 p.m. EST on the Golf Channel, and Monday, 4-8 p.m. EST on the Golf Channel.
LAST YEAR: Dustin Johnson shot 5-under-par 68 in the final round to claim the opener by four strokes over defending champion Steve Stricker after the event was shortened to 54 holes by windy, rainy weather. Stricker, who closed with a 69, barely missed a birdie putt on the 13th hole that would have tied for the lead. Johnson began pulling away when he holed a 50-foot pitch shot for an eagle 2 at No. 14 before adding birdies on the 15th and 18th holes. Johnson's victory gave him titles in six consecutive seasons, and he made it seven when he won the WGC-HSBC Champions, part of the PGA Tour's new wraparound schedule for 2013-14, in November. Phil Mickelson holds the longest active streak on the PGA Tour with wins in nine consecutive seasons.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Golf Course in Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii, Jan. 17-19.
TV: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5:30-8 p.m. EST, on the Golf Channel each day.
LAST YEAR: John Cook holed a 16-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation and then beat David Frost of South Africa with another birdie putt of nearly the same distance on the first playoff hole. Cook, who closed with a 4-under-par 67, claimed his ninth victory on the Champions Tour after winning 11 times during his career on the PGA Tour. Frost, who won the Toshiba Classic and the Regions Tradition later in the year, closed with a 69, but he missed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have given him the title in Hawaii. After both players made birdie on the first extra hole, the South African missed a 20-footer for birdie before Cook sank the winner.

LPGA TOUR: Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club Golf Course in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Jan. 23-26.
TV: Thursday through Sunday, TBA, on the Golf Channel each day.
LAST YEAR: Ilhee Lee of South Korea holed a clutch par putt and made a two-putt birdie on the final two holes to claim her first LPGA Tour victory in the rain-plagued season opener. She won by two strokes over Irene Cho. With the course flooded and some holes unplayable, the tournament was limited to 36 holes, three rounds of 12 holes each. Lee, who captured the 2004 Asia-Pacific Junior Championship, holed a 30-foot birdie putt from off the green on her first hole of the final round, chipped in from 60 feet for birdie on the next hole and holed a 10-foot putt for another birdie on her third hole en route to a 5-under-par 42. Cho, who played at USC, also was seeking her first victory. She holed out with a 9-iron from 118 yards for an eagle on the 11th hole and birdied three of the last five holes to shoot 40.

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