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Health-friendly Humana Challenge far removed from event's glory days

  • Zach Johnson hits from the 13th tee during a practice round for the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Palmer Private course at PGA West, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Zach Johnson hits from the 13th tee during a practice round for the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Palmer Private course at PGA West, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stewart Cink walks off the 15th green as a bighorn sheep looks on during the pro-am portion of the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Palmer Private course at PGA West on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Stewart Cink walks off the 15th green as a bighorn sheep looks on during the pro-am portion of the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Palmer Private course at PGA West on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Keegan Bradley putts on the 11th green during a practice round for the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Nicklaus Private course at PGA West Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Keegan Bradley putts on the 11th green during a practice round for the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Nicklaus Private course at PGA West Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

The perfect weather, mountain views and low scores remain. Little else at the Humana Challenge resembles the event's glory days.

The old Bob Hope Classic was Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, T-bone steaks and late-night cocktails. The Humana Challenge — actually, the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation — is corporate executives, carrot sticks and early morning power walks.

The tournament has done away with the celebrity portion of the pro-am field, though Craig T. Nelson, Michael Bolton, Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely and Golf Channel's Holly Sonders are playing as "special guests."

The field also is thin on star power, with Kapalua winner Zach Johnson, at No. 6, the top-ranked player.