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Rahm, DeChambeau, Koepka and Finau Commit to Sentry Tournament of Champions

2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions at The Plantation Course in Kapalua, Maui. PC: Wendy Osher

The Sentry Tournament of Champions today announced World No. 1 Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, and Tony Finau – all competitors during the recent Ryder Cup – are the latest players to commit to the 2022 winners-only event when it returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua from January 5-9.

Spain’s Rahm – the current World No. 1 – earned his first major championship victory, and sixth career TOUR victory, at the US Open in June and secured a return trip to the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The 26-year-old became the fourth player from Spain to win a major and the first to win the US Open. The victory came in his 20th major start, and at the site of his maiden TOUR win (2017 Farmers Insurance Open), making him the sixth US Open champion to win the US Open and a TOUR event at the same course. The 2022 event marks Rahm’s fifth trip to The Plantation Course at Kapalua where he owns four top-10 finishes in as many appearances (2/2018, T8/2019, 10/2020, T7/2021).

California native DeChambeau secured his fourth trip to The Plantation Course at Kapalua with his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard in March. The 28-year-old defeated Lee Westwood by one stroke for his eighth career TOUR title and became the first American to win the event since 2015 (Matt Every). DeChambeau was one of two players since 1983 to lead the field in Driving Distance (321.3 yards) and win the event (2018/Rory McIlroy/316.5 yards). In three previous appearances at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, DeChambeau finished 26th in 2018, 7th in 2019, and T7 in 2021.  

After missing two cuts at the start of 2021, Koepka earned his eighth career TOUR victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February. The 31-year-old’s win marked his first since the 2019 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The Florida native, who claimed his first TOUR win at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, became the 16th multiple winner of the event. The victory secured Koepka’s fourth trip to The Planation Course at Kapalua where he finished T3 in 2016, 34th in 2018, and 24th in 2019.  

Finau picked up his second career TOUR title, defeating Cameron Smith in a playoff at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, to earn a return trip to the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The Utah native’s victory came 1,975 days and 143 starts since his first win at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open. In the 142 starts between titles, Finau recorded eight runner-up finishes and 39 top-10s. The 2022 tournament will mark the 32-year-old’s third appearance at The Plantation Course at Kapalua where he finished T9 in 2017 and T31 in 2021. Finau was eligible for the event on Maui in 2021 after qualifying for the 2020 TOUR Championship. The additional eligibility category was created specific to the 2021 event due to the PGA TOUR’s changes to the professional golf calendar as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Forty players have qualified for the Sentry Tournament of Champions courtesy of their PGA TOUR victories this calendar year, including 10 first-time winners.

Ticket and Parking Information

A variety of ticket packages are on sale, including daily tickets and weekly tickets, for the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions. 

The hospitality opportunities at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, including The Lookout (new for 2022) and The Aloha Club, 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 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions is located at the Lahaina Civic Center. Free tournament shuttles will be provided 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 gates close with all shuttles complying with COVID-19 county policies. 

New in 2022, all Uber, taxi, Lyft and Ride Share vehicles dropping-off and picking-up spectators can do so at the Champions Gate (putting green entrance) onsite at The Plantation Course at Kapalua.

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2021/12/16/rahm-dechambeau-koepka-and-finau-commit-to-sentry-tournament-of-champions/

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