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Field Set for Mitsubishi Electric Championship Golf Tourney at Hualālai

January 14, 2022, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated January 14, 2:21 PM
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The 42-player field is set for next week’s Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai.

Tournament rounds are scheduled for Jan. 20-22, as PGA TOUR Champions returns to the Big Island or the 26th consecutive year.

“We look forward to showcasing the Aloha legends of golf on the scenic backdrop of Hualalai Golf Course,” said tournament manager Kelly Fliear. “The combination of World Golf Hall of Fame members, major champions, past tournament champions and first-timers at Hualālai make this a truly one-of-a-kind event.”

Six Hall of Famers will tee up at Hualālai next week, including reigning Charles Schwab Cup winner and three-time tournament champion Bernhard Langer. Tom Watson, who won this event in 2010, is also among the Hall of Fame members in the field, along with Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Mark O’Meara and Vijay Singh.

Seven players will make their Hualālai debut, including former World No. 1 David Duval, who is making his first start on PGA TOUR Champions. Alex Cejka and Stephen Dodd, winners of senior majors in 2021, will join Steven Alker, Cameron Beckman, Rod Pampling and Dicky Pride as first-timers at this event.

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Defending champion Darren Clarke returns, looking to become the first back-to-back winner of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship since it moved to Hualālai in 1997. Other notables in the 2022 field include two-time champion Miguel Angel Jimenez (2015, 2020), 2018 champion Jerry Kelly and Jim Furyk.

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The season-opening field includes 18 PGA TOUR major winners, 21 PGA TOUR Champions major winners, 32 PGA TOUR winners and 41 PGA TOUR Champions winners.

All three rounds of the championship will be televised live on GOLF Channel. Tickets will only be available at the gate and cashless payment will be required.

For more information about the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai, click here.

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