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Sentry Tournament of Champions Betting: PGA Tour 2020 curtain-raiser is in Kapalua

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The PGA Tour is back for the 2020 season after a six-week golf break. All the best players will be back in business at Kapalua in Hawaii this Thursday for the traditional curtain-raiser to the American golf calendar. The Sentry Tournament of Champions takes place in the Kapalua’s Plantation Course in the island of Maui. This event is reserved to those players who have won official FedEx Cup tournaments during the 2019 season.

Tournament Information

The tournament was firstly established in 1953 and has been the traditional season opener of the PGA Tour between 1986 and 2013. In 2013 the PGA Tour changed to it’s current format with every season starting in autumn, so this tournament is, in fact, a quarter of the way into the new season.

42 golfers are eligible to take part and of those 34 have accepted the challenge to compete in this undulating and windswept coastal course. Although there is a very good field, there are some big names who have decided to stay away and those are the likes of Brooks Koepka, Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Tiger Wood, Justin Rose and few others. This will make the betting more interesting and below you can find the latest betting tips on the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions Betting

Sentry Tournament of Champions Betting Tips | Thursday 2nd-5th, January 2020

Where Can I Watch Sentry Tournament of Champions?

Live on Sky Sports all four days, starting at 23:00 on Thursday, Friday and Sunday but 21:00 on Saturday (UK and Ireland time)

Spaniard To Go All The Way?

Looking at the betting market, there are five members of the world’s top 10 who are present here in Kapalua. With Koepka and McIlroy who are not here, it is not surprising to see that it is world No 3 Jon Rahm the strong favourite. There are lots of reasons why this 25-year-old Spaniard should start 2020 in the best possible way.  

Even if the only PGA Tour event won in 2019 was a two-man team tournament in Louisiana in April, his form has been great in the last 12 months. He has been able to win three times on the European Tour and has secured eight podium in the last 25 tournaments worldwide. This course should suit him well as it has generous wide fairways which will benefit the longer hitters.

Our Verdict: Jon Rham To Win Sentry Tournament Of Champions

A £20 Bet On The Selection Above Returns:

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The first event of the New Year Is Hard To Predict

So if Jon Rahm surely deserves to be backed, we need to consider that the first even of the New Year is traditionally a lottery. This is because is very difficult to gauge how much relevant practice the different players have taken over the festive period.

Some players have shown up at the Presidents Cup in Australia in December, but others have enjoyed a long winter break. Take, for instance, Dustin Johnson who hasn’t been playing a tournament since the Tour Championship in August. World No 7 Patrick Cantlay last FedEx Cup was at the beginning of October.

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Plenty of rookies to make things more interesting

Add to this that as many as 15 (44% of the field) of the 34 starters will be playing at Kapalua for the first time. Looking at the stats though, only two of the tournament’s 20 champions were Kapalua rookies and the most recent of these was 12 years ago.

Matt Kuchar will be back to a course that he played firstly in 2003. If you want longer odds than Rham, we suggest taking a look at the likes of Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed and Gary Woodland. We are going for Patrick Reed for our each-way selection who, together with Thomas, is a former champion over this course.

Our Verdict: Patrick Reed (Each-Way) To Win Sentry Tournament Of Champions

A £20 Bet On The Selection Above Returns:

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BookieReturnBet Here
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This is the largest Greens on Tour

The Plantation Course was opened back in 1991 and will be hosting this tournament for the 22n time. The undulating putting surfaces are the largest on the PGA Tour and surely will provide plenty of challenges, especially if the wind will start blowing on this week. 

On the other side, the fairways are very large and provide some fantastic ocean views from every hole. The terrain of Kapalua is wide open and has seven holes over 500 yards. Three of these par-4s which is perfect for the big-hitter. The wind is almost always present here and has to be considered carefully as there are lots of changes in elevation and some steep sloping fairways. 

Given its wide landing bays, there are lots of birdie opportunities available. The average winning score at the Plantation Course is over than 20-under-par.

Last Five Winners

2019 – Xander Schauffele -23
2018 – Dustin Johnson -24
2017 – Justin Thomas -22
2016 – Jordan Spieth -30
2015 – Patrick Reed -21 (Playoff)