Added by Tania Sullivan on January 21, 2011
Players who will attend the starting of the PGA two this year will once more enjoy two weeks of the paradise-like Hawaiian Islands. The Sony Open will be played on a flat at the Waialae Country Club.
The Tournament of Champions, on the other hand, will be opened this season at Maui’s Kapalua Resort, on a par-73 layout of 7,411 yards of hilly terrain on the Plantation Course.
Caddies on the other hand say that the Hawaiian paradise isn’t so nice to them. ‘Looper’ Jimmy Johnson, an American who has great experience within the PGA Tour, said that the Plantation Course of the Kapalua resort is one of the hardest one to tackle.
Caddies at Kapalua have to carry up and down the mountain of 160 ft golf bags of approximately 35 pounds.
“It’s brutal, and it’s long. It’s the first tournament of the year and everybody has been home for the holidays. I’m surprised some of the caddies even make it. I have a hard time out there and there are plenty of guys a lot older than me.
It’s really, really tough. The first couple of days it really gets you and you wake up in the morning with aches and pains,” stated for Reuters Jimmy Johnson, who has been a caddie since 1995.