The Field (By the Numbers): Sentry Tournament of Champs

Justin Thomas Sentry Tournament of Champions 2018
Justin Thomas plays a shot during the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course at Kapalua on Jan 5, 2018 in Lahaina, Hawaii. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

A field of 34 players will tee it up this week at Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course for the 2019 edition of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Justin Thomas Sentry Tournament of Champions 2018
Justin Thomas plays a shot during the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Plantation Course at Kapalua on Jan 5, 2018 in Lahaina, Hawaii. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

It’s the first tournament of the 2019 portion of the new PGA Tour season, and one of two-straight events contested on the Hawaiian islands (with the Sony Open in Honolulu the closing stop).

The field is comprised of only 2018 calendar-year winners, and is headlined by three of the four most recent winners in Dustin Johnson (2018), Justin Thomas (2017), and Patrick Reed (2015). Jordan Spieth, who blew away the field in 2016, failed to qualify for the first time in his career after going winless in 2018.

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


FORMER KAPALUA WINNERS

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

  • Dustin Johnson (2018, 2013)
  • Justin Thomas (2017)
  • Patrick Reed (2015)

WORLD TOP 20

Twelve (12) of the top 20 in the world rankings will be teeing it up this week:

  • Brooks Koepka (1)
  • Dustin Johnson (3)
  • Justin Thomas (4)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (5)
  • Jon Rahm (6)
  • Francesco Molinari (7)
  • Rory McIlroy (8)
  • Xander Schauffele (11)
  • Jason Day (14)
  • Patrick Reed (15)
  • Bubba Watson (16)
  • Marc Leishman (20)

2018 RYDER CUPPERS

Eleven (of 24) players who competed in the Ryder Cup will be teeing it up this week, including seven (7) from the U.S. and four (4) from the winning European team:

  • Justin Thomas (USA)
  • Dustin Johnson (USA)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (USA)
  • Bubba Watson (USA)
  • Webb Simpson (USA)
  • Brooks Koepka (USA)
  • Patrick Reed (USA)
  • Rory McIlroy (EUR)
  • Ian Poulter (EUR)
  • Francesco Molinari (EUR)
  • Paul Casey (EUR)

MAJOR WINNERS

There are 10 major champions in the field this week:

  • Brooks Koepka (2018/2017 U.S. Open, 2018 PGA Championship)
  • Francesco Molinari (2018 Open Championship)
  • Patrick Reed (2018 Masters)
  • Justin Thomas (2017 PGA Championship)
  • Dustin Johnson (2016 U.S. Open)
  • Jason Day (2015 PGA Championship)
  • Rory McIlroy (2014/2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, 2011 U.S. Open)
  • Bubba Watson (2014/2012 Masters)
  • Webb Simpson (2012 U.S. Open)
  • Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Championship)

MULTIPLE WINNERS

The field includes seven players with multiple wins during the 2018 calendar year:

  • Bryson DeChambeau (4) – The Memorial, The Northern Trust, Dell Tech Championship, Shriners Open
  • Brooks Koepka (3) – U.S. Open, PGA Championship, CJ Cup
  • Bubba Watson (3) – Genesis Open, WGC-Dell Match Play, Travelers Championship
  • Dustin Johnson (3) – Sentry T of C, FedEx St Jude Classic, RBC Canadian Open
  • Justin Thomas (2) – Honda Classic, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
  • Francesco Molinari (2) – Quicken Loans National, The Open Championship
  • Jason Day (2) – Farmers Insurance Open, Wells Fargo Championship

ODDS & ENDS

  • Youngest: Aaron Wise (22)
  • Oldest: Ian Poulter (42)
  • Highest Rank: Brooks Koepka (1)
  • Lowest Rank: Michael Kim (282)
  • Tallest: Patton Kizzire (6’5″)
  • Shortest: Andrew Landry (5’7″)
  • Top Earner: Justin Thomas ($8,694,821)
  • Low Earner: Troy Merritt ($1,326,989)

2019 SENTRY FIELD & ODDS

The Plantation Course | Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii | Jan 3-6, 2019


Credit: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


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