The 2017-2018 PGA Tour officially started with the Safeway Open on Oct 5 2017. However, the calendar year schedule starts tomorrow, January 4, with the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua Hawaii.
With only 34 players in the field and all of them winners from last year, anyone can win. The only qualifiers not participating this week are Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, and Henrik Stenson.
The plantation course is a long course at 7452 yards but historically the scores have been low primarily due to five par 5s and wide fairways. Normal conditions also typically include high winds and fast greens.
Look no further than the current official world golf rankings to pick a favorite:
- Dustin Johnson
- Jordan Spieth
- Justin Thomas (last year’s winner)
- Rickie Fowler
Another treat for golf fans is prime time television coverage starting Thursday at 6PM ET thanks to the time difference in Hawaii.