Sentry Tournament of Champions Winner’s Circle: November
HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 13: Tony Finau of the United States poses with the trophy after putting in to win on the 18th hole during the final round of the Cadence Bank Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course on November 13, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii – With their victories at The RSM Classic and the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Adam Svensson and Russell Henley became the most recent players to qualify for the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua, January 4-8. Additionally, Tony Finau, who previously qualified for the event, earned his third victory of the calendar year at the Cadence Bank Houston Open.
The RSM Classic
In his 70th career start, Svensson picked up his maiden PGA TOUR title with a two-stroke victory over Callum Tarren, Sahith Theegala and Brain Harman. The 28-year-old became the second player from Canada to win The RSM Classic (Mackenzie Hughes/2015) and the second to win on TOUR this calendar year (Hughes/Sanderson Farms Championship). After opening with a first-round 73 to sit T108, Svensson played the second through final rounds in 190 (64-62-64), the lowest 54-hole score (any consecutive rounds) since Matt Jones at the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions (190, 2-4). The victory qualified the Canadian for his first trip to the Sentry Tournament of Champions and The Plantation Course at Kapalua.
Cadence Bank Houston Open
Finau claimed his fifth career TOUR win and third victory of the calendar year defeating Tyson Alexander at the Cadence Bank Houston Open. The 33-year-old maintained at least a share of the lead all four rounds to become the first 18-hole leader/co-leader to win on TOUR since his victory at Rocket Mortgage Classic in July. Finau previously qualified for his fourth trip to Maui by virtue of his victory at the 3M Open in July (2017/T9; 2021/T31; 2022/T19).
World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
Henley earned his fourth career TOUR title with a four-stroke victory over Brian Harman at the El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba as they became the first pair from the same college to win and finish runner-up at the same TOUR event since 2021 (University of Georgia). The win came in the 33-year-old’s fifth start in the event and marks his first title since the 2017 Cadence Bank Houston Open. Henley qualified for his fourth trip to the Sentry Tournament of Champions with his best finish a T3 in 2015 (2014/27; 2018/T17).
A total of 40 players have qualified for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Thirty have qualified via their PGA TOUR victories while 10 punched their ticket by finishing in the top 30 of the final FedExCup standings in August. A full list of qualifiers can be found at SentryTournamentOfChampions.com.
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