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SBS Championship under way in Kapalua

By Staff | Jan 7, 2010

KAPALUA — Champions from the 2009 PGA Tour season will face off at the 2010 SBS Championship this week at The Plantation Course.

Around 34 PGA Tour professionals will compete for the first title of the 2010 season.

The elite field will face off for their share of the $5.6 million purse.

The SBS Championship’s first three rounds will be held Jan. 7-9, with the final round set for Sunday, Jan. 10.

The Golf Channel is scheduled to televise the event from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 7, 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 9, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 10. Times are subject to change; check local listings.

Eligible PGA Tour professionals competing in the 2010 SBS Championship consist of champions from the 2009 tour season.

This unique field will compete on The Plantation Course for all four rounds.

For event information, call 665-9160 or visit www.kapalua.com. To purchase tickets, call (877) 772-5425.

Kapalua Maui Charities Inc., a 501 (c)3 entity and host organization of the former Mercedes-Benz Championship (and now the SBS Championship), has bestowed nearly $3.2 million to the Maui community since its inception in 1999.

Throughout the years, these charities — ranging from youth after-school programs and elderly care facilities, to environmental and wildlife protection groups — provide valuable support and assistance to our local communities. Their volunteer efforts also play a key role in the tournament’s success.

The 2010 SBS Championship designated beneficiaries include Boy Scouts of America, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Hale Makua, J. Walter Cameron Center, Ka Lima O Maui, Lahainaluna High School Foundation, and Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation.