Pacific Links Hawaii will serve as the title sponsor for a new event on the PGA’s Champions Tour called the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship that will be played at the Kapolei Golf Course Sept. 10-16, the PGA Tour said Monday.
The 54-hole event will have a $1.8 million purse and feature a field of 81 Champions Tour players, including Greg Norman, who is redesigning the Makaha West Golf Course recently acquired by Pacific Links Hawaii.
“Over the years, Hawaii has served as a mid-point for my commutes between the United States and Australia,” Norman said in a statement. “It is my pleasure to now have a direct involvement in the development of the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship, which will afford me the opportunity to spend more time in Hawaii on a consistent basis.”
Pacific Links Hawaii also owns and operates the Kapolei Golf Course.
“Hosting this tournament at our scenic Kapolei course falls in line with the company’s goal to elevate the quality of golf in Hawaii, while helping to build our Pacific Links Hawaii brand by showcasing Kapolei, promoting golf tourism and strengthening the local economy,” Micah Kane, Pacific Link’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.
The tournament will be televised in the United States on the Golf Channel, and will also be broadcast in China.
The winner of the tournament will earn a start in the Champions Tour’s season-opener, the 2013 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Golf Course on the Big Island.