For some casual enthusiasts, Torrey Pines or Pebble Beach can mean the beginning of the PGA Tour season. That’s not the case for hardcore golf fans. As a reintroduction to golf for the new calendar year, we look forward to the beautiful sights of the Kapalua plantation course on Maui.
The Sentry Tournament of Champions begins on Friday, New Zealand time, after a few weeks off the tour schedule. This event has traditionally consisted only of players who won the PGA Tour event the previous year, but has expanded its limited field. COVID-19 canceled a significant number of tournaments in 2020.
17 players have been added to the field. Anyone who won the 2020 Tour Championship and did not win a tour event last season will have an extended invitation and 45 players will join the field. Rory McIlroy was one of them, but he chose not to travel to Hawaii. Tyrrell Hatton, who won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2020, has also chosen not to tee up. Jim Harman, the long-shot winner of the 2020 Wyndham Championship, had to withdraw from the field for COVID-19.
The following players have been added to the field under the new 2021 Sentry rules:
And these are the winners of the tournament that tees it up:
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This is the first event Johnson will attend after the Masters win, and 14 of the top 20 in the current world rankings will be held in Kapalua, including defending champion Justin Thomas.
– GOLF Sports
Why the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions Field is so different this year – New Zealand Golf Digest
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