It’s a good time to be a fan of the PGA Tour—or someone who bets on it. The 2020-’21 season resumes this week with the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first of 29 consecutive weeks of PGA Tour events through the Olympics in July. This stretch follows 24 straight weeks of golf—from the tour’s resumption at Colonial last June through Mayakoba in December.
We hope you were able to entertain yourself for that three-week stretch without golf through the holidays. Now, we have nonstop action through the summer. Kapalua Resort’s Plantation course has hosted the Tournament of Champions since 1999 when the event moved from La Costa, Calif.
Traditionally, as the name implies, only tour winners from the previous season are invited to the limited-field tournament. But like many things these days, this year’s event looks a little different. With some of last season’s events cancelled, the tour granted a berth in the tourney to anybody who qualified for last season’s Tour Championship. So 16 players were added to the field (Rory McIlroy opted not to play), joining 26 winners from last season. (Tyrrell Hatton also chose not to make the trip, and Jim Herman tested positive for COVID-19 before making the trip.) So yes, we could have a winner this week who makes the Tournament of Champions their first PGA Tour win (Scottie Scheffler or Abraham Ancer). As the kids would say, that’d be the most 2020 way to start 2021.
Here are the complete list of odds for the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions (odds courtesy of Bet365):