12 Jun '11, 3pm

The 2012 PGA Tour season will open with some Monday Night Golf. Kapalua will finish a day later to avoid NFL playoffs

The 2012 PGA Tour season will open with some Monday Night Golf. Kapalua will finish a day later to avoid NFL playoffs

The phrase ‘Monday finish’ is dreaded on the PGA Tour. Professional golf has a predictable rhythm each week, one that is easily disrupted by a delayed tournament. The 2012 season will begin with an intentional Monday finish, though. The season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions will end Monday, Jan. 9, Andy Pazder, the PGA Tour’s executive vice president and chief of operations, confirmed to Golfweek. “The event is finishing on Monday so the final round will not conflict with the NFL Playoffs,” Pazder wrote in an email. “In addition, it moves the event one additional day away from the Christmas/New Year's Day holiday, which is a plus for the players, Hyundai and Hyundai's guests.” The NFL’s four wild-card playoff games are scheduled for Jan. 7-8. NBC will promote the Hyundai’s Monday finish during the NFL broadcasts, Pazder said. The Hyundai is broadcast on Golf Chann...

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