Sentry Tournament of Champions Odds and Picks

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The PGA Tour kicks off the New Year with the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui. It is a limited field event with only winners from last year invited to play. A total of 38 of the 39 winners of a PGA Tour event from last year are in the field with only Rory McIlroy not playing. Also in the field is Xander Schauffele, as he gained eligibility because of his win in the Olympics last summer. There are a number of winners of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in the field. Last year’s winner Harris English is joined by Schauffele, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed. No player has won back-to-back Sentry titles since 2010. Eight first-time PGA Tour winners qualified for this event.

Venue: This event takes place at the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii. It is a par 73 course that measures 7,596 yards. The course opened in 1992 and was redesigned in 2019. It is the only course on the PGA Tour that is a par 73. It features big fairways, a lot of elevation changes and great ocean views.

Last Year: Harris English won on the PGA Tour for the first time since 2013 by winning this event a year ago. It was a great win for English who had to get past Joaquin Niemann in a playoff. English and Niemann both finished at 25-under par with Niemann shooting 9-under on Sunday. Niemann had trouble in the playoff and Niemann needed just a 6-foot birdie putt to win the title. English made it into this event only because he made the TOUR Championship in 2020. The 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions expanded the field because of COVID and English took full advantage, winning the event. Justin Thomas finished one shot out of a playoff.

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Sentry Tournament of Champions Odds

Thomas, Justin +800

Rahm, Jon +800

DeChambeau, Bryson +1000

Morikawa, Collin +1000

Cantlay, Patrick +1100

Hovland, Viktor +1100

Schauffele, Xander +1200

Burns, Sam +1600

Smith, Cameron +1800

Berger, Daniel +1800

Matsuyama, Hideki +1800

Sungjae Im +2000

Spieth, Jordan +2000

Ancer, Abraham +2200

Finau, Tony +2200

Reed, Patrick +2500

Koepka, Brooks +2800

Kokrak, Jason +2800

Gooch, Talor +3300

Leishman, Marc +3300

English, Harris +3300

Na, Kevin +4500

Horschel, Billy +5000

Power, Seamus +6600

Homa, Max +8000

Dahmen, Joel +8000

Si Woo Kim +8000

Champ, Cameron +8000

van Rooyen, Erik +9000

Herbert, Lucas +10000

Grace, Branden +12500

Kisner, Kevin +12500

Lee Kyoung-hoon +12500

Mickelson, Phil +12500

Higgo, Garrick +12500

Davis, Cameron +12500

Jones, Matt +15000

Cink, Stewart +15000

Glover, Lucas +15000

 

Favorites

Jon Rahm +800

Rahm is the No. 1 player in the world and capable of winning on any course at any time. I am not big on taking favorites unless they are clear standouts and this field is loaded. I’ll pass on Rahm at this price.

 

Justin Thomas +800

Thomas is listed as the co-favorite along with Rahm. You can make a better case for taking Thomas, as he has done really well on this course. He is a two-time winner of this event and he finished third last year. I am not thrilled with the price on Thomas at +800, but he is still worth considering.

 

Value Picks

Xander Schauffele +1200

Could Schauffele be the second straight player to win this event even though he didn’t get a PGA Tour win the previous season? Harris English got in last year because of the COVID additions and this time it is Schauffele getting in thanks to his win at the Olympics. Schauffele won this event in 2018 and he finished in a tie for 2nd in 2019. He shot a course record-tying 62 in the final round in 2018. He looked good last year finishing in a tie for 5th in this event. His length plays really well on this course and he should be in contention.

 

Sam Burns +1600

Burns won twice on the PGA Tour last season and there is no reason he can’t start out 2022 with another victory. Burns avoids making mistakes and his scoring always seems to have him on the leaderboard.

Check out the latest Sentry Tournament of Champions odds at SugarHouse Sportsbook.