Lanto Griffin qualifies for the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions
Kevin Na captures second victory of the calendar year
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii – Winning on the PGA TOUR is the only way to qualify for the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions. Courtesy of his maiden TOUR victory, Lanto Griffin became the latest player to qualify for the winners-only event, while Kevin Na picked up his second victory of the calendar year. The champions-only event returns to Maui and The Plantation Course at Kapalua from January 1-5, 2020.
In his second start at the Golf Club of Houston, Lanto Griffin captured his first career PGA TOUR victory at the Houston Open when he closed with a 3-under 69 to defeat Scott Harrington by one stroke. The 31-year-old, who earned his 2019-20 TOUR card via the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour, became the third first-time winner in the first five events of the season (Joaquin Niemann, Sebastián Muñoz). With the victory, Griffin now has four wins on three different PGA TOUR-sanctioned Tours: PGA TOUR Latinoamérica (1), Korn Ferry Tour (2) and PGA TOUR (1). The win secured Griffin’s opportunity to make his first trip to Maui and the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Kevin Na edged out Patrick Cantlay in a playoff battle at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a par-4 on the second extra hole (No. 18) to earn his fourth career PGA TOUR victory. The 36-year-old overcame a triple bogey on the par-4 No. 10 at TPC Summerlin to pick up his second win at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, joining Jim Furyk as the only multiple winners of the event. On his way to victory, Na set a TOUR record for most feet of putts made (558’11”) in a 72-hole event, breaking Ben Martin’s ShotLink-era record of 551’2” set at the 2015 Charles Schwab Challenge. Na previously qualified for the Sentry Tournament of Champions with his win at the Charles Schwab Challenge earlier this calendar year.
Six opportunities remain for players to qualify for the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions. Here is a list of the tournaments: THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, ZOZO Championship, Bermuda Championship, World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Mayakoba Golf Classic and The RSM Classic.
Currently 40 players have qualified for the Sentry Tournament of Champions courtesy of their PGA TOUR victories this calendar year, including 15 first-timers.
Ticket and Volunteer Information
A variety of ticket packages are now on sale, including daily tickets and weekly tickets. New this year is the Banyan Club located on the par-3 8th hole which will be a hub of activity on the front nine. Weekly ticket packages for the Aloha Club Skybox, located on the iconic finishing hole of The Plantation Course at Kapalua are also available. Beginning this year, all grounds and upgraded hospitality tickets will be distributed to fans digitally; there will no longer be a “Print at Home” option. To purchase tickets to the 2020 event, visit sentrytournamentofchampions.com. Fans are reminded that each year, youth 18 and younger are admitted free of charge to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
The champions-only tournament offers a variety of opportunities to get involved and up close with some of the game’s biggest starts that have qualified for the vent, such as defending champion Xander Schauffele and current World No. 1 Brooks Koepka. For those interested in volunteer opportunities, please visit http://events.trustevent.com/index.cfm?eid=3476 to register.
For more information about the Sentry Tournament of Champions, please visit sentrytournamentofchampions.com. Fans are encouraged to follow Sentry Tournament of Champions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions will take place January 6 - 10, 2021.