Past champions Schauffele, Spieth and Thomas commit to 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - DECEMBER 04: Justin Thomas hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany on December 4, 2022 in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox/PGA TOUR via Getty Images
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii – The 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions today announced past champions Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas will return to the star-studded event on Maui from January 4-8 at The Plantation Course at Kapalua.
Schauffele secured his sixth trip to the Sentry Tournament of Champions following his victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans alongside teammate Patrick Cantlay as they became the first team to win in wire-to-wire fashion and set the 72-hole scoring record at TPC Louisiana with a 259. The 29-year-old picked up two more victories during the calendar year at the Travelers Championship in June and the Genesis Scottish Open in July to go along with five additional top-10 finishes. In addition to his 2019 victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where he carded a final-round 62 to overcome a five-stroke deficit, Schauffele finished T22 in 2018, T2 in 2020, T5 in 2021 and 12th in 2022.
Spieth, the 2016 Sentry Tournament of Champions winner, claimed his 13th career TOUR title in his 226th start when he defeated Cantlay in a playoff at the RBC Heritage in April for his first victory in more than a year. Over the course of 2022, the Dallas native earned 10 top-25 finishes, including two runners-up (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, AT&T Byron Nelson). The 2023 event marks Spieth’s sixth appearance at The Plantation Course at Kapalua where he owns four top-10 finishes in five appearances (2/2014; Won/2016; T3/2017; 9/2018; T21/2022).
Two-time Sentry Tournament of Champions winner Thomas (2017, 2020) won once on TOUR in 2022, but it marked his second career major championship title after defeating Will Zalatoris in a three-hole aggregate playoff to win the PGA Championship for the second time (2017) and earn his 15th career TOUR victory. The Kentucky native has won in seven consecutive seasons on TOUR and became the sixth player since World War II with 15 TOUR wins (including two majors) before the age of 30, joining Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. The 29-year-old makes his eighth trip to Maui and the Sentry Tournament of Champions where he holds five top-10 finishes (T21/2016; Won/2017; T22/2018; 3/2019; Won/2020; 2/2021; T5/2022). With a third-round 61 in 2022, Thomas now shares the record for the best 18-hole score at The Plantation Course at Kapalua.
A total of 40 players have qualified for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Thirty have qualified via their PGA TOUR victories while 10 earned their way by finishing in the top 30 of the final FedExCup standings in August. A full list of qualifiers can be found at SentryTournamentOfChampions.com.
Ticket and Parking Information
A variety of ticket packages are available, including daily grounds and weekly hospitality tickets for the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions.
The hospitality opportunities at the 2023 event, including Aloha Club and The Lookout, deliver prime views and exceptional comfort to entertain clients, gather co-workers or take part in a high-end experience with friends.
Free general parking for the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions is located at the Lahaina Civic Center (1840 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, HI). Tournament shuttles will be provided at no cost from Lahaina Civic Center to The Plantation Course at Kapalua and drop off at the Main Entrance. The shuttles begin running 30 minutes before gates open and stop running 30 minutes after play ends.
Fans who use rideshare (Uber or Lyft) or taxi service to the tournament will be dropped-off and picked-up at the Champions Entrance (near practice putting green) onsite at The Plantation Course at Kapalua.
Kicking off the 2023 portion of the season, the Sentry Tournament of Champions will feature one of the most accomplished fields in golf. For more information about the 2023 event, please visit SentryTournamentOfChampions.com. Fans are encouraged to follow Sentry Tournament of Champions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.