As late as Tuesday, Kevin Streelman hadn't even made up his mind about playing in the Hyundai TOC. On Friday, he fought through conflicting emotions regarding his family in Arizona to fire a 6-under 67.
Experience didn't matter for much in the opening round at the Plantation Course, as two newcomers to the Hyundai TOC (Jordan Spieth, Michael Thompson) left tied for the lead with Chris Kirk (second appearance) and Webb Simpson (third appearance).
Patrick Reed gained popularity not only for his victory at the Wyndham in 2013 but also for his blond-haired wife carrying his bag for all 44 of his pro events.
Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson will be paired again for the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
Chris Kirk, Michael Thompson, Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson all carded 7-under 66s to share the lead after 18 holes, while four player trail by a stroke, including Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.
Mike McCoy, the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, and Doug Hanzel, the 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur winner, headline the field for next month's Gasparilla Invitational.
Grayson Murray, who will tee it up with Arizona State in the spring, fired a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a one-shot lead at the Saguaro Amateur.
A day after signing 2013 winner Harris English, Callaway Golf landed another big fish in reigning FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson on Friday.
A new year, and the big deals keep on coming, this time with reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose re-signing with TaylorMade Golf and Ashworth Golf.
Take a look at the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions leaderboard from Kapalua, Hawaii.
During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Atlantic 10 Conference.