The 2019 PGA Sentry Tournament of Champions will kick off the brand new calendar year and along with it, you’re going to have a bunch of chances to cash in with a potentially winning pro-golf odds. This year’s event gets underway on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 3:00 PM ET, live from the Kapalua Plantation Course in Hawaii and features a loaded field with a ton of elite superstars like Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth, among others.
2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions Odds & Analysis
- When: Jan. 3-6, 2019
- Where: Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course) — Kapalua, Hawaii
- TV: Golf Channel
- Live Stream: PGA Tour Live
Kapalua is one of the hilliest courses on the PGA Tour and arguably the easiest course to bash long dives on. Case in point, a year ago, Dustin Johnson nearly aced a par 4 last year.
- 2018: Dustin Johnson
- 2017: Justin Thomas
- 2016: Jordan Spieth
- 2015: Patrick Reed
- 2014: Zach Johnson
Johnson, the defending champion is the prohibitive favorite at 5-1. Jon Rahm is second on the board at 7-1 odds, with Justin Thomas and Koepka identical 8-1 picks. Let’s take a look at some more odds to win the first PGA Tour event in 2019 and some of the golfers that look like they’re going to challenge for the title.
2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions Odds to Win
- Dustin Johnson 5-1
- Jon Rahm 7-1
- Justin Thomas 8-1
- Brooks Koepka 8-1
- Rory McIlroy 10-1
- Bryson DeChambeau 12-1
- Jason Day 12-1
- Patrick Reed 16-1
- Cameron Champ 20-1
- Francesco Molinari 20-1
- Webb Simpson 20-1
- Xander Schauffele 20-1
- Gary Woodland 25-1
- Marc Leishman 25-1
- Paul Casey 30-1
- Bubba Watson 30-1
- Aaron Wise 30-1
With top 10 finishes in his last six appearances and wins in 2013 and 2018, it’s no wonder Johnson is the prohibitive favorite here.
Rahm had a nice, second place finish here last a year ago – even if it was eight shots behind Johnson.
Thomas won this event in 2017 and has the game to do it again.
Koepka finished last here a year ago, but third in 2016. The world’s top-ranked player won the CJ Cup and looks like a player that will finally challenge here.
Woodland finished T5 at the CIMB Classic and second at the CJ Cup in his last two events while recording four top 10 finishes in his last six events overall.
Reed has finished inside the top six in each of his last three visits to Hawaii, making a breakthrough look almost inevitable.
This year’s event is, surprisingly, McIlroy’s first ever.
Still, the former World No. 1 has got the driving distance off the tee to challenge here.
I like DeChambeau, but I think he’s a bit too high on the board, even though he finished 26th in his debut last year.
Jason DayDay has finished inside the top 12 all four times he’s played this event while recording one third place finish.
2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions Betting Prediction
I’m going with Patrick Reed to win this event because of the eery consistency he’s shown on this course. Brooks Koepka as my No. 2 pick to win this event simply because he enters this event as the world’s hottest golfer. For my third and final pick to win this event, I’m going with Jason Day because of his own consistency here and the fact that many believe he’s the best putter on the planet.