2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions

Dates: January 3-7, 2018

Where: The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort

City, State: Maui, Hawaii

Par/Yards: 36-37–73/7,452 yards

Field: 34 winners of PGA TOUR events from the 2017 calendar year

2017 champion: Justin Thomas

Purse: $6,300,000

FedExCup: 500 points to the winner

Format: 72-hole stroke play (no cut)

Website: sentrytournamentofchampions.com

2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions Notes:

 

  • Ten of the 11 winners of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in the FedExCup era (2007- present) have qualified for the FedExCup finale, the TOUR Championship. The lone exception was Daniel Chopra in 2008.
  • The Sentry Tournament of Champions field includes winners from the 2017 calendar year, including the eight official events played in the fall.
  • This week’s event marks the resumption of the 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season after a six-week break from official events.
  • The Sentry Tournament of Champions marks the ninth official event of the 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season schedule. The 12th year of the season-long FedExCup competition consists of 48 events, including the four FedExCup Playoffs events.
  • The Sentry Tournament of Champions has been contested at The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort since 1999, and since that time, includes past champions Tiger Woods (2000), Ernie Els (2003), Vijay Singh (2007), Dustin Johnson (2013), Zach Johnson (2014), Patrick Reed (2015), Jordan Spieth (2016) and Justin Thomas (2017).

A look at the 2017 Sentry Tournament of Champions

 

Justin Thomas birdied the par-4 17th hole in the final round on his way to a 69 and a three-shot win over Hideki Matsuyama, his first Sentry Tournament of Champions win and his second of five eventual wins in the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season. The win was the third of Thomas’ career (he now owns seven), and vaulted him to a season that saw him win the FedExCup. Four of the previous six leaders or co-leaders through 54 holes at The Plantation Course at Kaplaua have eventually captured the tournament title. Thomas won the Sony Open in Hawaii the following week, setting the PGA TOUR scoring record and shooting 59 in the process.

 

Breakdown of the 34-player field:

 

  • The 34 players in the field have accounted for 100 PGA TOUR wins:
  • Winners of seven major championships:
  1. Brooks Koepka.
  2. Jordan Spieth (3).
  3. Justin Thomas.
  4. Jason Dufner.
  5. Dustin Johnson.

 

  • Two out of the last three winners of THE PLAYERS Championship, including Si Woo Kim (2017) and Rickie Fowler (2015).
  • The last three PGA TOUR Players of the Year, Jordan Spieth (2015), Dustin Johnson (2016) and Justin Thomas (2017).
  • The field includes four players with multiple wins in the 2017 calendar year:
  1. Justin Thomas (5)
  2. Dustin Johnson (4)
  3. Jordan Spieth (3)
  4. Hideki Matsuyama (2)
  5. Xander Schauffele (2)
  • Thirteen players who competed in the 2017 Presidents Cup:
  1. Daniel Berger
  2. Kevin Chappell
  3. Rickie Fowler
  4. Dustin Johnson
  5. Kevin Kisner
  6. Brooks Koepka
  7. Jordan Spieth
  8. Justin Thomas
  9. Adam Hadwin
  10. Si Woo Kim
  11. Marc Leishman
  12. Hideki Matsuyama
  13. Jhonattan Vegas.
  • There are 14 first-time winners in the field
  1. Ryan Armour
  2. Wesley Bryan
  3. Patrick Cantlay
  4. Kevin Chappell
  5. Austin Cook
  6. Bryson DeChambeau
  7. Adam Hadwin
  8. Patton Kizzire
  9. Grayson Murray
  10. Jon Rahm
  11. Xander Schauffele
  12. Cameron Smith
  13. Chris Stroud
  14. Hudson Swafford.
  • Twenty of the top 30 from the 2016-17 final FedExCup standings, including nine of the top 10.
  • Fourteen of the top 30 in the 2017-18 FedExCup standings, including all the top five.
  • Twenty-one of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, including seven of the top 10.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Schedule

Sentry Tournament of Champions

THURSDAY JANUARY 4 – SUNDAY JANUARY 7, 2018

DATENETWORKTIME
JAN 04, THUPGA TOUR RADIO

GOLF

GOLF

4:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

11:00 PM – 3:00 AM EST

JAN 05, FRIGOLF

GOLF

GOLF

PGA TOUR RADIO

GOLF

GOLF

3:00 AM – 7:00 AM EST

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

4:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

11:00 PM – 3:00 AM EST

JAN 06, SATGOLF

GOLF

GOLF

PGA TOUR RADIO

GOLF

GOLF

3:00 AM – 7:00 AM EST

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM EST

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM EST

JAN 07, SUNGOLF

GOLF

GOLF

GOLF

PGA TOUR RADIO

GOLF

GOLF

12:00 AM – 4:00 AM EST

4:00 AM – 7:00 AM EST

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

11:00 PM – 3:00 AM EST

 

 

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