The Field By The Numbers: Sentry Tournament of Champions

A field of 34 players will tee it up this week at Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course for the 2018 edition of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

It’s the first tournament of the 2018 portion of the new PGA Tour season, and one of two straight events contested in Hawaii.

The field is comprised of only 2017 calendar-year winners and is headlined by three former winners, who also happen to be the world’s top-3 ranked golfers in Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

As we do each week, here’s a look at the field in Maui, by the numbers.


FORMER WINNERS IN KAPLUA

Three past winners of the Tournament of Champions are in the field this week:

  • Justin Thomas (2017)
  • Jordan Spieth (2016)
  • Dustin Johnson (2013)

MAJOR WINNERS

There are five major champions in the field this week:

  • Jordan Spieth (2015 Masters, U.S. Open; 2017 Open Championship)
  • Brooks Koepka (2017 U.S. Open)
  • Justin Thomas (2017 PGA Championship)
  • Dustin Johnson (2016 U.S. Open)
  • Jason Dufner (2013 PGA Championship)

WORLD TOP 10

Seven of the top 10 in the world rankings will be teeing it up this week:

  • Dustin Johnson (1)
  • Jordan Spieth (2)
  • Justin Thomas (3)
  • Jon Rahm (4)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (5)
  • Rickie Fowler (7)
  • Brooks Koepka (8)

TOP 10 FROM 2017

Six of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 (and ties) at last year’s Tournament of Champions will be teeing it up this week:

  • (1st) Justin Thomas (-22)
  • (2nd) Hideki Matsuyama (-19)
  • (3rd) Jordan Spieth (-16)
  • (3rd) Pat Perez (-16)
  • (6th) Dustin Johnson (-15)
  • (6th) Brendan Steele (-15)

MULTIPLE WINNERS

The field includes five players with multiple wins during the 2017 calendar year:

  • Justin Thomas (5) – Tournament of Champions, Sony Open, PGA Championship, Dell Tech Championship, CJ Cup
  • Dustin Johnson (4) – Genesis Open, WGC-Mexico, WGC-Dell Match Play, Northern Trust
  • Jordan Spieth (3) – AT&T Pebble Beach, Travelers Championship, Open Championship
  • Hideki Matsuyama (2) – Waste Management Phoenix Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
  • Xander Schauffele (2) – The Greenbrier, TOUR Championship

2017 PRESIDENTS CUP

Thirteen participants of the recent Presidents Cup will be teeing it up this week – including eight from U.S:

  • Dustin Johnson (USA)
  • Jordan Spieth (USA)
  • Justin Thomas (USA)
  • Rickie Fowler (USA)
  • Brooks Koepka (USA)
  • Kevin Chappell (USA)
  • Kevin Kisner (USA)
  • Daniel Berger (USA)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (INTL)
  • Jhonattan Vegas (INTL)
  • Si Woo Kim (INTL)
  • Marc Leishman (INTL)
  • Adam Hadwin (INTL)
  • Si Woo Kim (INTL)

FIRST-TIME WINNERS

Fourteen first-time PGA Tour winners are in the field this week:

  • Ryan Armour (Sanderson Farms)
  • Wesley Bryan (Heritage)
  • Patrick Cantlay (Shriners)
  • Kevin Chappell (Valero)
  • Austin Cook (RSM)
  • Chris Stroud (Barracuda)
  • Adam Hadwin (Valspar)
  • Patton Kizzire (OHL)
  • Hudson Swafford (CareerBuilder)
  • Grayson Murray (Barbasol)
  • Xander Schauffele (Greenbrier, TOUR)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (John Deere)
  • Cameron Smith (Zurich)
  • Cameron Smith (Zurich)
  • Jon Rahm (Farmers)

2018 SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FIELD

Sorted By World Rank

RANKPLAYER
1Dustin Johnson
2Jordan Spieth
3Justin Thomas
4Jon Rahm
5Hideki Matsuyama
7Rickie Fowler
8Brooks Koepka
12Marc Leishman
19Pat Perez
25Xander Schauffele
26Kevin Kisner
27Brian Harman
28Daniel Berger
34Kevin Chappell
38Patrick Cantlay
41Jason Dufner
42Si-Woo Kim
44Jhonattan Vegas
45Brendan Steele
46Russell Henley
48Kyle Stanley
60Adam Hadwin
61Cameron Smith
67Wesley Bryan
70Billy Horschel
93Hudson Swafford
99Bryson Dechambeau
118Grayson Murray
121Patton Kizzire
144Austin Cook
179Ryan Armour
189Chris Stroud
281Jonas Blixt
292D.A. Points

Credit: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. Kevin calls himself a professional golf fan.

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