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Preview | Sentry Tournament of Champions
COURSE: Plantation Course at Kapalua - (Maui, Hawaii)
ARCHITECTS: Bill Coore / Ben Crenshaw
YARDS/PAR: 7,596 yards/Par 73
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,200,000/$1,476,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Harris English
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points / to Winner: 500
OFFICIAL SITE: (Sentry TofC)
TV COVERAGE: Nothing wrong with a little Primetime Golf to start the year off right. On Thursday, January 6 and Friday, January 7: TV coverage goes from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, January 8, Round 3 coverage 6:00pm to 10:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Sunday, January 9: NBC opens final round coverage 4:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) and Golf Channel wraps it up from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (ET)
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will now be featured on ESPN-Plus, starting Thursday at 3:15pm (ET) and continuing at 6:00pm (ET) with Featured Hole and Featured Groups.
On Saturday, ESPN+ will stream coverage at 3:15am and 6:00pm (ET). On Sunday, ESPN+ coverage is online at 1:30pm ET and 4:00pm ET.
Here’s the Scoop: (From official news release) – ESPN+ and PGA TOUR provided details for the inaugural season of PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+, with extended and expanded coverage that more than triples the total coverage – adding more than 3,200 new hours of live streaming available for a total of more than 4,300 exclusive hours. All PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ coverage will be available to ESPN+’s more than 17.1 million subscribers.
In 2022, PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will include live coverage of 35 tournaments – from the Tour’s Hawaii events this month - all the way through the FedExCup Playoffs and into the Fall – with at least 28 events having four full days of coverage and four simultaneous live feeds each day.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the The Sentry with Thursday and Friday broadcasts from 4:00pm to 10:00pm (ET). Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and from 3:00pm to 8:00pm (ET) on Sunday. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via pGATour(dot)com.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
The Sentry Tournament of Champions
Kapalua, Hawaii - Thirty-seven PGA Tour champions and Tokyo Olympic Games gold medalist Xander Schauffele will tee-it-up for the first tour event of 2022. The backdrop is one of the most beautiful places on earth in Kapalua (Maui) Hawaii, the longtime host course for the Tournament of Champions.
In 2021, the Plantation Course at Kapalua was voted the No. 1 course in Hawaii for the 15th time by Golfweek. This season (2022) marks the 30th anniversary of Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course as the iconic Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw design first opened for play in 1992. Designed on a grand scale, the 7,596-yard, par 73 Plantatio Course plays along the slopes of the West Maui Mountains boasting dramatic ocean views from virtually every hole. The perennial Top 100 Course(in the world) underwent a well-documented restoration in 2019 which focused on recapturing the essence and playing characteristics of the (then) nearly three decade-old course. During the 2019 restoration/refinement project, enhancements were made to the Plantation Course, including new bunkers; new Celebration Bermuda Turf on tees, fairways and roughs; and rebuilt and resurfaced green complexes. The overall Plantation Course layout and routing remained the same.
The course record is (62) held by K.J. Choi in 2003, Graeme McDowell in 2011, Jason Day and Chris Kirk in 2015, and Xander Schauffele in 2019 at this Tournament of Champions event.
Phil Mickelson will compete at the TofC for the first time since 2001 when he finished 28th in the 33-player field. With Mickelson, the 2021 PGA Champion, playing, all four of golf’s major champions will be at Kapalua, including Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, U.S. Open winner Jon Rahm and the winner of The Open, Collin Morikawa.
With the limited field of 38 and the time zone adjustment to Hawaii, the Sentry Tee Times start Thursday at 9:40am (local)/2:40pm (ET)and going to 12:45pm (local)/5:45pm (ET).
Cameron Champ withdrew from the Sentry event after testing positive for COVID-19, the Tour announced Tuesday.
Weather: Thursday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies. Temperature 74-degrees, but humidity 75% with winds 13 mph NE. (link)
PGATourBrunch will post at Noon (ET) on Thursday.
Next Week: SONY Open in Hawaii - The Tour stays in Hawaii (link)
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Sentry Tournament of Champions - Field and Tee Times:
The Field - (link) - Short field for PGA Tour and Tokyo Olympic champs
Tee Times: (link)
Odds for Sentry Tournament of Champions
Jon Rahm 17-2
Justin Thomas 17-2
Collin Morikawa 10-1
Viktor Hovland 12-1
Bryson DeChambeau 12-1
Xander Schauffele 14-1
Patrick Cantlay 16-1
Sam Burns 16-1
Daniel Berger 22-1
Brooks Koepka 22-1
Jordan Spieth 22-1
Sungjae Im 22-1
Cameron Smith 22-1
Hideki Matsuyama 22-1
Abraham Ancer 25-1
Tony Finau 25-1
Patrick Reed 25-1
Harris English 33-1
Jason Kokrak 35-1
Marc Leishman 35-1
Talor Gooch 35-1
Billy Horschel 55-1
Kevin Na 60-1
Si-Woo Kim 66-1
Seamus Power 66-1
Max Homa 66-1
Lucas Herbert 80-1
Erik Van Rooyen 80-1
Kevin Kisner 100-1
Joel Dahmen 100-1
Garrick Higgo 100-1
Cameron Davis 100-1
Branden Grace 100-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 125-1
Matt Jones 125-1
Phil Mickelson 125-1
Lucas Glover 150-1
Stewart Cink 150-1
TL’s Wedge for an Edge: Let’s Get This Season Started! First, for the inaugural PGA Fantasy game foursome (and two reserves) I’ll take advantage of the small field and come very hard with top-rated/great odds for: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele. My bench players will be: Cameron Smith and Tony Finau. For my One and Done, I’m going with Xander Schauffele.
What They’re Saying:
The First Look at The Sentry Tournament of Champions (PGATourCom)
Power Rankings for The Sentry (PGATourCom)
Five Things to Know About The Plantation Course at Kapalua (PGATourCom)
How to Watch This Week (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
#Sports Gambling and Golf Daily Fantasy News
Predictions for the Sentry Tournament of Champions (CBS Sports)
Fantasy Insider for the Sentry (PGATourCom)
Expert Picks for the Sentry - (PGATourCom)
Underrated Heading into 2022 - (CBS Sports)
Horses for the Course - Plantation at Kapalua - (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
January 5, 2013 - The start of the 2013 PGA Tour season was delayed for a second straight day as 40-mph winds prevented play at the very Plantation Course at Kapalua where this week’s 2022 Tournament of Champions is being staged. Slugger White, a VP for the Tour, said, “On the 10th hole, we dropped a ball on the back of the green and it rolled 20 yards off the front.” Dustin Johnson ended up with the 2013 TofC title. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Bubba on the 18th: