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Sentry Tournament of Champions Picks, Predictions & Odds To Back

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com

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Sentry Tournament of Champions Picks, Predictions & Odds To Back

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Silly season is officially over and the golf betting action is about to pop off again, beginning with this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Plantation Course in Maui.

The field and format is back to normal in 2022 – winners only, as implied in name – after the tournament additionally welcomed all Tour Championship qualifiers for a 45-man field in 2021 due to COVID-19.

The Tournament of Champions signals the start of a new year on Tour with a ton of heavy-hitting events set for the coming months in the build-up to the 2022 Masters.

Reigning US Open champion Jon Rahm is the favorite at sportsbooks and betting sites with +750 odds. Justin Thomas is second at +800 while British Open champ Collin Morikawa is third at +1000.

Viktor Hovland and Bryson DeChambeau round out the top five, with both players listed around +1200 on betting apps.

2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions Odds

Player WinnerTop 5Top 10
Jon Rahm +750 +130 -200
Justin Thomas +800 +160 -165
Collin Morikawa +1000 +190 -135
Viktor Hovland +1200 +230 -120
Bryson DeChambeau +1200 +230 -120
Xander Schauffele +1200 +230 -120
Patrick Cantlay +1400 +275 -110
Sam Burns +1800 +300 +125
Daniel Berger +2000 +300 +125
Jordan Spieth +2200 +330 +130

Odds via DraftKings and current as of publication. Check out our DraftKings sportsbook review for more information.

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Sentry Tournament of Champions Historical Odds & Results

Looking at golf odds over the last five years of this tournament, we see that the middle-tier guys are capable of winning, while long shots haven’t had much success.

It’s all relative when we’re talking about such a small field, but for winner we wouldn’t go much higher than +1500. We also see some names continue to pop up, with Justin Thomas at or near the top of the leaderboard seemingly every year.


1. Justin Thomas – 15/1

2. Hideki Matsuyama – 5/1

T3. Jordan Spieth – 5/1

T3. Pat Perez – 60/1

T3. Ryan Moore – 25/1


1. Dustin Johnson – 7/1

2. Jon Rahm – 12/1

3. Brian Harman – 30/1

T4. Hideki Matsuyama – 10/1

T4. Pat Perez – 30/1

T4. Rickie Fowler – 7/1


1. Xander Schauffele – 20/1

2. Gary Woodland – 25/1

3. Justin Thomas – 8/1

T4. Dustin Johnson – 5/1

T4. Marc Leishman – 20/1

T4. Rory McIlroy – 10/1


1. Justin Thomas – 5/1

T2. Patrick Reed – 14/1

T2. Xander Schauffele – 8/1

4. Patrick Cantlay – 12/1

T5. Rickie Fowler – 14/1

T5. Joaquin Niemann – 50/1


1. Harris English – 30/1

2. Joaquin Niemann – 40/1

3. Justin Thomas – 7/1

4. Ryan Palmer – 100/1

T5. Xander Schauffele – 12/1

T5. Sungjae Im – 50/1

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Sentry Tournament of Champions Expert Pick & Betting Tips

Best Bet: Marc Leishman Top-10 Finish

Odds: +200 at BetMGM

Leishman definitely fell off from his peak in recent years, but he never slid too far and could be gearing up for a big 2022. The Aussie posted two top-5 finishes in four starts to begin the new season and also logged a T-3 at the QBE Shootout. Now he’s heading back to a course he knows well.

Leishman finished T-7 here in 2018 and T-4 in 2019. We don’t have to worry about him showing up just to chill by the resort pool – Leishman comes to play in Hawaii, where he’s also logged four top-10s in his last eight starts at the Sony Open.

Driver is important around here and Leishman has more than enough distance, as well as experience.

We like the odds at BetMGM with Leishman for a top-10 finish at +200.

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Sentry Tournament of Champions Betting Tips

Handicapping a golf tournament is always a little trickier when there’s no recent form to go on. We’ve only seen these guys play once or twice at most in recent months, so it’s hard to gauge how the layoff will impact different players.

Luckily there’s plenty of tournament history to go on here, often with the same cast of characters who pop up in the winner’s circle seemingly every season. We’ll be relying heavily on past results at a course that can be a little tricky for first-timers.

This course features massive greens and rewards those who are dialed in with the irons all four rounds – the list of recent champions includes elite ballstrikers like Harris English, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Dustin Johnson.

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Sentry Tournament of Champions, Date & TV

When: Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 6-9

Where: Kapalua Plantation Course, Maui, Hawaii

TV: Golf Channel, NBC

About the Author

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.