Mercedes Championships
2004 First Round
Thursday, January 8th, 2004

January 3-9, 2005
The Plantation Course
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
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Kapalua's Cultural Advisor Clifford Nae'ole conducts blessing at the first tee.

Justin Leonard (Photo: Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

Justin Leonard teeing off at the first hole at The Plantation Course. (Photo: PGA TOUR)

Ernie Els (Photo: Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

Ernie Els begins his defense of his title. (Photo: PGA TOUR)

Darren Clarke watches his drive off the first tee during the opening round of the Mercedes Championships Thursday at Kapalua's Plantation Course.



First round leader Stuart Appleby hits on the No. 4 fairway during the opening round of the Mercedes Championships Thursday at Kapalua's Plantation Course.



Tiger Woods starts his round at the 2004 Mercedes Championships. (Photo: PGA TOUR)

Retief Goosen hits the first shot of the 2004 Mercedes Championships. (Photo: PGA TOUR)