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October 13, 2011

Hyundai Tournament of Champions launches ticket policies, charitable program for 2012 event


Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii (October 13, 2011) – With the launch of the PGA TOUR’s 2012 FedExCup season just around the corner, officials with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions announced new ticket options as the year’s best golfers will come to Hawaii to start the 2012 FedExCup season on January 5-9 at The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort.

New to the tournament in 2012:
           - The tournament dates for official play for 2012 event begin with the Pro-am on Thursday, January 5, continuing with four rounds of professional competition Friday, January 6, through Monday, January 9. The tournament is now scheduled to end on Monday, as opposed to Sunday.
            - Thursday’s pro-am round will be free to all spectators.
            - The tournament will allow all youth age 18 and under accompanied by a ticketed adult into the tournament free of charge all week long.
            - Military (active duty, retired and Reserve) and their dependents will also be permitted onsite for free for the entire week. Military tickets can be downloaded free of charge by visiting www.birdiesforthebrave.com and clicking on the "Ticketing" link.  All military and their dependents will need to show their valid military ID along with their downloaded ticket in order to gain complimentary admission.
            - In the coming weeks the event will launch a new program called Golf for Maui Charities in which any 501c3 organization can promote the sale of tickets to this year’s Hyundai Tournament of Championship with 100 percent of net proceeds from the sale of the ticket going back to their charity.
            - In advance of this new program, general admission tickets for competition rounds on Jan. 6-9 are on sale now at www.pgatour.com/Hyundai. Advance prices for single any-day tickets are $15++ with weeklong grounds tickets selling for $40++.

“The new ticket structure for 2012 allows the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to have significant impact on the local economy and our charitable partners,” said Tournament Director Nancy Cross. “We are excited about the upcoming launch of our Golf for Maui Charities program. We hope charities will get involved with this fantastic opportunity in a time when fundraising has become more difficult than ever.”

All 501c3 organizations interested in being a part of Golf for Maui Charities should contact the Hyundai Tournament of Champions tournament office at 808-665-9160 or toll-free at 888-665-9160 for more information.

Tickets for competition rounds on Jan. 6-9 are on sale now at www.pgatour.com/Hyundai. Follow the tournament on Facebook to get updates and a behind-the-scenes look at how the tournament is shaping up. Go to www.facebook.com and search for Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

About Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee. www.hyundainews.com

About Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Hyundai Tournament of Champions is the season-opening event of the PGA TOUR and held at the legendary Plantation Course, designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore in Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii. The tournament’s unique format allows only champions from the 2011 PGA TOUR season to qualify for this one-of-a-kind winners-only event. During their stay, tournament guests enjoy world-class accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Since 1999, the host organizations of the event have distributed nearly $3.8 million to the Maui community.

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Contact: Chris Reimer, PGA TOUR, 904-273-3286, chrisreimer@pgatourhq.com

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