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David Toms

Kapalua can be the start of great things to come

The stars are back at Kapalua, and perhaps this is where the brightest will shine again.

The Hyundai Tournament of Champions first moved to the Plantation Course on the western tip of Maui in 1999, and while the tournament was lacking in Sunday drama at times, it served as a harbinger in the early years for great seasons that followed.

David Duval began his final climb to No. 1 in the world with his landslide win at Kapalua. A year later, Tiger Woods won an epic battle with Ernie Els to start the 2000 season, still considered one of the greatest in golf history. Els won six times in 2003, starting with a record victory at Kapalua.

Jordan Spieth might be next.