Scott leads field at Kapalua, but Woods and Mickelson are no-shows again

Adam Scott, ranked No. 2 in the world, headlines the field this week as the PGA Tour resumes its 2013-14 season in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

More notable are those who will be missing, including top-ranked Tiger Woods, who has not played at Kapaula since 2005, and Phil Mickelson, who last played the tournament in 2001.

Also passing on the tournament are Henrik Stenson of Sweden, who last season became the first player to win the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour and the Race to Dubai on the European Tour, U.S. Open champion Justin Rose of England and No. 6 Rory McIlroy, who was not eligible because he did not win an event on the PGA Tour last year.

However, there is strength in the field, with Scott, who last year became the first Australian to win the Masters, defending champion Dustin Johnson, PGA champion Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Jordan Spieth, the 2013 Rookie of the Year.

Spieth is one of 13 first-time winners on the circuit playing this week.

The Tournament of Champions, with only tournament winners from the year before eligible, had been the first event of the PGA Tour season since its inception in 1953, but it is the seventh of the 2013-14 season because the tour unveiled its first wrap-around schedule with six events last Fall.

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