The $5-million Target World Challenge, the final sanctioned PGA Tour event of the year, begins today at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.
Tiger Woods is the host of the 16-player, 72-hole tournament in which the winner receives $1.2 million. Padraig Harrington of Ireland is defending champion.
The field is made up of Woods, the top 11 available players from the rankings as of Oct. 6, plus four special exemptions. Woods invited Jay Haas, Fred Couples, Ben Curtis and Shaun Micheel. Robert Allenby replaced David Toms, who had to pull out after having wrist surgery.
The tournament benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
-- Thomas Bonk