Bradley among 28 to tee off in Hawaii opener

Updated: 01 January 2012 16:24 IST

Keegan Bradley, who captured last August's PGA Championship and the 2011 US PGA Rookie of the Year award, will be among 28 players in next week's season opening Tournament of Champions.

Bradley among 28 to tee off in Hawaii opener

Kapalua, Hawaii:

Keegan Bradley, who captured last August's PGA Championship and the 2011 US PGA Rookie of the Year award, will be among 28 players in next week's season opening Tournament of Champions.


Bradley is among six multiple winners from last season who will tee off starting on Friday at Kapalua's Plantation Course for the $5.6 million event that traditionally launches the US PGA campaign. The winner will take home $1.12 million.

Bradley, who also won last season's Byron Nelson Championship, is among six of seven multiple winners from last season to enter.

Others include fellow Americans Webb Simpson, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney, Mark Wilson and Bubba Watson.

The only US PGA multi-win no show was World No. 1 Luke Donald of England, who captured the money title on the US and European tours, an unprecedented feat, and is taking a break after a busy finish to the 2011 campaign.

Players Championship winner K.J. Choi of South Korea, US PGA playoff winner Bill Haas and past major winner David Toms are also in the field.

Toms was second to Choi at the Players, losing in a playoff, then bounced back and won the Colonial the following week to earn his eighth trip to the Tournament of Champions, but his first since 2007.

Other players from outside the United States among the Kapalua starters include Australia's Aaron Baddeley, Scotsman Martin Laird, South African Rory Sabbatini and Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas.



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