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PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship
PGA Season Opener in Hawaii

Information and results of the PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship golf tournament. The event typically takes place the first week in January and it is the season opener for the PGA Tour. To qualify for this event golfers must have won an even on the PGA tour during the previous season. It has been played at the Kapalua Resort's Plantation Course on the island of Maui in Hawaii since 1999. It was played at the Desert Inn Golf and Country Club between 1953 and 1968 and at the Stardust Country Club in Las Vegas 1966 and 1968. It was played at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California for 30 years, betweenf 1969 and 1998, and it moved to Hawaii in 1999.

EVENT: PGA Mercedes-Bwenz Championship
LOCATION: Hawaii, Island of Maui
VENUE: Kapalua Resort - Plantation Golf Course
WEB SITES:
- Kapalua Web Site
- PGA Tour Web Site
- Wikipedia Web Site


2008 Mercedes Benz Championship
-DATES: December 31, 2007 through January 6, 2008

2007 Mercedes Benz Championship
-WINNER: Vijay Singh of Fiji
  • TOTAL PRIZE MONEY: $5,500,000 ($1,100,000 to 1st place)
    -DATES: January 4-7, 2007
    - Coverage ont he PGA Tour Web Site



    Mercedes-Benz Championship Winners
    2007 Vijay Singh (Fiji)

    Mercedes Championship Winners
    2006 - Stuart Appleby (Australia)
    2005 - Stuart Appleby (Australia)
    2004 - Stuart Appleby (Australia)
    2003 - Ernie Els (South Africa)
    2002 - Sergio García (Spain)
    2001 - Jim Furyk (United States)
    2000 - Tiger Woods (United States)
    1999 - David Duval (United States)
    1998 - Phil Mickelson (United States)
    1997 - Tiger Woods (United States)
    1996 - Mark O'Meara (United States)
    1995 - Steve Elkington (Australia)
    1994 - Phil Mickelson (United States)

    Infiniti Tournament of Champions Winners
    1993 - Davis Love III (United States)
    1992 - Steve Elkington (Australia)
    1991 - Tom Kite (United States)

    MONY Tournament of Champions Winners
    1990 - Paul Azinger (United States)
    1989 - Steve Jones (United States)
    1988 - Steve Pate (United States)
    1987 - Mac O'Grady (United States)
    1986 - Calvin Peete (United States)
    1985 - Tom Kite (United States)
    1984 - Tom Watson (United States)
    1983 - Lanny Wadkins (United States)
    1982 - Lanny Wadkins (United States)
    1981 - Lee Trevino (United States)
    1980 - Tom Watson (United States)
    1979 - Tom Watson (United States)
    1978 - Gary Player (South Africa)
    1977 - Jack Nicklaus (United States)
    1976 - Don January (United States)
    1975 - Al Geiberger (United States)

    Tournament of Champions Winners
    1974 - Johnny Miller (United States)
    1973 - Jack Nicklaus (United States)
    1972 - Bobby Mitchell (United States)
    1971 - Jack Nicklaus (United States)
    1970 - Frank Beard (United States)
    1969 - Gary Player (South Africa)
    1968 - Don January (United States)
    1967 - Frank Beard (United States)
    1966 - Arnold Palmer (United States)
    1965 - Arnold Palmer (United States)
    1964 - Jack Nicklaus (United States)
    1963 - Jack Nicklaus (United States)
    1962 - Arnold Palmer (United States)
    1961 - Sam Snead (United States)
    1960 - Jerry Barber (United States)
    1959 - Mike Souchak (United States)
    1958 - Stan Leonard (United States)
    1957 - Gene Littler (United States)
    1956 - Gene Littler (United States)
    1955 - Gene Littler (United States)
    1954 - Art Wall, Jr. (United States)
    1953 - Al Besselink (United States)

    Results Since 1970 (from Golf Observer)

    See also:
    - All Golf Tournaments in Hawaii
    - Golf Courses in Hawaii
    - More About Golfing in Hawaii



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