Johnson The Fave As PGA Tour Returns With Tourney Of Champions

Johnson The Fave As PGA Tour Returns With Tourney Of Champions

Sentry Tournament of Champions

Thursday-Sunday; Kapalua, Hawaii (NBC and Golf Channel)

The 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions is set to tee off on Thursday from the Kapalua Resort Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii, as the 2019 PGA Tour resumes play after more than a month-long break for the holidays with this winners-only event seeing many of the big names on the tour participating. Tiger Woods will skip the tourney although he qualified for it by winning the Tour Championship in September, his first Tour win since 2013. The 42-year-old Woods could possibly return to the PGA Tour at Torrey Pines, the same place he made his return last year after having back surgery.

Played the first week in January, the TOC has a rare par-73 and takes place on the island of Maui after first being held in Las Vegas before moving to La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, and then on to its current Pacific paradise of Hawaii in 1999.

Futures odds for the event show defending champion Dustin Johnson as the favorite at +550 for this event featuring 34 of the 37 winners from the 2018 calendar year teeing off. The field includes eight first-timers and current FedEx Cup points leader Charles Howell III (597 points; 70/1 to win Tournament of Champions, Bovada). Howell captured the last event played on the PGA Tour, the RSM Classic from in Sea Island Golf Club on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, on Nov. 18, earning himself a cool $1,152,000 for his efforts on links.

Last 20 Tournament of Champions Winners

2018-Dustin Johnson (-24)
2017-Justin Thomas (-22)
2016-Jordan Spieth (-30)
2015-Patrick Reed (-21)
2014-Zach Johnson (-19)
2013-Dustin Johnson (-16)
2012-Steve Stricker (-23)
2011-Jonathan Byrd (-24)
2010-Geoff Ogilvy (-22)
2009-Geoff Ogilvy (-24)
2008-Daniel Chopra (-18)
2007-Vijay Singh (-14)
2006-Stuart Appleby (-8)
2005-Stuart Appleby (-21)
2004-Stuart Appleby (-22)
2003-Ernie Els (-31)
2002-Sergio García (-18)
2001-Jim Furyk (-18)
2000-Tiger Woods (-16)
1999-David Duval (-26)

Sentry Tournament of Champions Futures Odds

(December 30, 2018, Bovada)
Dustin Johnson +550
Justin Thomas +750
Brooks Koepka +850
Rory McIlroy +850
Jon Rahm +850
Jason Day 12/1
Bryson DeChambeau 12/1
Patrick Reed 16/1
Cameron Champ 20/1
Francesco Molinari 20/1
Xander Schauffele 22/1
Webb Simpson 22/1
Gary Woodland 25/1
Paul Casey 33/1
Matt Leishman 33/1
Bubba Watson 33/1
Aaron Wise 33/1
Keegan Bradley 50/1
Billy Horschel 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Brandt Snedeker 55/1
Charles Howell III 70/1
Ian Poulter 80/1
Kevin Na 100/1
Scott Piercy 100/1
Patton Kizzire 125/1
Kevin Tway 125/1
Andrew Putnam 150/1
Brice Garnett 200/1
Michael Kim 250/1
Satoshi Kodaira 250/1
Andrew Landry 250/1
Troy Merritt 250/1
Ted Potter Jr. 250/1

Free Tournament Of Champions Winner Pick: Xander Schauffele 22/1 (Bovada)