Pairings I love at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Jason Dufner and Rickie Fowler share a stroll. (GettyImages)

Because the Tournament of Champions 1.) only includes 2012 tournament winners and 2.) only has 30 golfers in the field, there is no shortage of great pairings for the event that kicks off later Friday.

Here are four pairings that I'd follow if I was in Hawaii.

1. Rickie Fowler and Jason Dufner -- The sheer contrast in personality is enough to entice me, but these guys are both legitimately poised to have career years.

2. Keegan Bradley and John Huh -- Bradley might have not unclenched his fists since Medinah last fall -- he's all amped all the time. Huh is, um, very much the opposite (over-the-head fist pumps for the win!)

3. Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar -- Winners of two of the five biggest tournaments last year (U.S. Open for Simpson, The Players for Kuchar) and two of the nicest guys on Tour. I'm not sure what Simpson is doing with his attire this year (see below), but I know I'm looking forward to watching these guys play.

Webb Simpson in his new IZOD apparel. (GettyImages)

4. Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson -- Crowd favorites, both. I think Johnson is in for a monster year. And they're both monster swingers. You might have to delve into a slow jog to keep up with their drives, but this is going to be a fantastic group to follow.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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