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Golf notes on PGA Tour, Tiger Woods, Tampa Bay area

HONOLULU — The PGA Tour and Sony Open officials are talking about moving the tournament's starting date to later in January, two Hawaii TV stations reported.

"This isn't something that just came up recently," tournament director Ray Stosik told KHNL and KGMB this week. "We continue to talk to the tour and just see where it can make sense for Sony to work in January."

The tournament, the season's first full-field event, starts today at Waialae Country Club.

One reason for a possible move is a scheduling conflict Sony has with the industry's annual Consumer Electronics Show. Ideally, Sony would like to take customers from the event, in Las Vegas this year, to the tournament, Hawaii Tourism Authority vice president David Uchiyama said.

One change is certain. This is the last year the Sony Open will be the first full-field event. The tour in October shifts from a calendar-year season to a wraparound one.

tiger sets U.S. start: Tiger Woods is returning to the tournament at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., to start his PGA Tour season. He skipped the tournament, now called the Farmers Insurance Open, last year to play in the European Tour event at Abu Dhabi. He again makes his season debut in Abu Dhabi, playing in the HSBC Golf Championship next week, but that tournament is a week earlier this year. Woods has seven wins at Torrey Pines, including the 2008 U.S. Open.

bay area notes: The Tampa Bay Championship (formerly known as the Transitions Championship) is looking for volunteers. The PGA Tour event is March 11-17 at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor. Call Doug Laseter at (727) 942-5557 or go to for information. … The LPGA Tour's Legends Tour, for players 45 and older, returns to Innisbrook's Island Course for a fourth straight year. The Legends Open Championship concludes the nine-tournament schedule Nov. 8-10. … Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity holds a member/customer appreciation day Jan. 17. Fees for golf and range balls will be reduced. Call (727) 376-6333.

Times staff writer Rodney Page contributed to this report.

. Fast facts

Tours on TV

PGA: Sony Open, Waialae Country Club, Honolulu. TV: Today-Sunday, 7 p.m., Golf Channel

PGA Europe: Volvo Champions, Durban Country Club, Durban, South Africa. TV: Today-Friday 11 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m., Golf Channel

Golf notes on PGA Tour, Tiger Woods, Tampa Bay area 01/09/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 9:24pm]
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