Purse: $1.8 million. Winner’s share: $307,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4 a.m., 7-10 p.m.).
Last year: John Cook won the season-opening event, beating David Frost with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.
Notes: The tournament opens the 50-and-over tour’s 25-event schedule. … The 42-player field features major champions from the last five years, other tournament winners in the last two seasons and sponsor invitees. … Kenny Perry and Fred Funk missed the cut last week in the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Honolulu. Perry was the player of the year last season, winning three times and taking the Charles Schwab Cup points title. … The tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resume Feb. 7-9 with the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
ASIAN TOUR: King’s Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin, Thailand. Online: http://www.asiantour.com