PODS Championship preview

K J Choi defends his title at the testing Copperhead Course at Westin Innisbrook, Florida, where a strong international field competes this week.


HOST COURSE: Westin Innisbrook - Copperhead Course

PRIZE FUND: $5,300,000

COURSE DETAILS: 7,295 yards, par 71. The 475-yard 16th often appears in the 50 toughest holes of the season on the PGA Tour

The PGA Tour moves to Tampa for its second stop on the Florida swing and scoring is expected to be just as tricky as last week. K J Choi (pictured) defends his title after last season?s solid performance.

The course usually appears on the Tour in October but this event has been moved to March in order to attract a stronger field. Traditionally international players have done well in the event with recent winners including Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson.

CONTENDERS: K J Choi, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia

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