Fans, legends return to ‘jewel’ at Hualalai: Clarke looks to repeat against star-studded field at Mitsubishi Electric Championship

  • Darren Clarke returns to the Mitsubishi Electric Championship looking to become the first back-to-back champion in the 26 years the event has been held at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today, file)

  • Bernhard Langer surveys the green during the 2021 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Langer - named the 2020-21 PGA Tour Champions Player of the Year - looks to claim the makau hook trophy for the fourth time. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today, file)

  • Retief Goosen putts on the picturesque 17th green during the 2021 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Goosen returns this year after finishing in second place a year ago. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today, file)

KAILUA-KONA – The battle for the makau hook trophy is set to get underway once more.