2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions Preview

Sentry Tournament of Champions LogoThe PGA Tour season has been in full swing since October but now after a bit of a break, we start off the 2018 Calendar year with the newly named Sentry Tournament of Champions which replaces the SBS TOC. This field is made up of only past winners from the previous calendar year so there is a potential for 47 players, but when you take out multiple winners (Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele) and other players that aren’t ready to start the season yet, the field gets cut down a bit.

This field is a slam dunk for fantasy golf fans as it is a no cut event and most of the players are pretty good. Generally you don’t have to scour for sleeper picks for the Sentry TOC but you will still have to get some of the lower end golfers to fit a lineup under your FanDuel Salary Cap.

2018 Sentry TOC Tourney Preview

As mentioned, 2018 brings out a new name for the Sentry Tournament of Champions (which took over for the SBS TOC which was only a year old) but everything else remains the same for the Sentry TOC. The field is a strong one although some of the past year’s winners who won weak tournaments like a Cody Gribble or a Chris Stroud will be outclassed by some of the top players on the PGA Tour. Expect some top winners not to accept the invite as they either don’t want to make a trip into the middle of the Pacific Ocean in the middle of their break time, or they play in other more lucrative stops on the European Tour or in the Middle East.

Free Golf Contest for the DBC

Dates - January 6 – January 9, 2018

Prize Pool - $6,300,000

First Place - $1,260,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Here is a Highlight Video from last year's Tournament of Champions

2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions Golf Course

Name of Course – Plantation Course at Kapalua

Where is Plantation Course at Kapalua - Kapalua, Maui, HI

Plantation Course at Kapalua Par – 73

Yards – 7411

Slope Rating - 144

Year Built – 1991

Designed by - Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore

Past Sentry TOC Champions

Jordan Spieth Defending ChampionJustin Thomas2017 - Justin Thomas


Jordan Spieth2016 – Jordan Spieth


Patrick Reed2015 – Patrick Reed


Zach Johnson2014 - Zach Johnson


Other Sentry TOC info - Trends, Tidbits

  • It is the only course on the PGA Tour that plays to a par 73
  • Began as the Tournament of Champions in 1953
  • For 30 years, the tournament was played at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California
  • Jack Nicklaus has won a variation of this tourney 5 times
  • Ernie Els holds the low score record of -31 over 4 rounds

2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions Picks Info

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Why you need expert picks for the 2018 Sentry TOC

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