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PGA Tour 2024 Season Opener at Kapalua: Key Players and Facts, Sentry Tournament of Champions

PGA Tour 2024 Season Opener at Kapalua: Key Players and Facts, Sentry Tournament of Champions

3 Key Points

  • The PGA Tour’s 2024 season commences at Kapalua’s Plantation Course in Maui.
  • Sentry Tournament of Champions broadens eligibility beyond last year’s winners.
  • The event marks one of eight signature tournaments, with 59 players competing.

PGA Tour 2024 Tees Off in Hawaii

The PGA Tour is set to unveil its 2024 season in the picturesque setting of Maui, Hawaii. The iconic Plantation Course at Kapalua will serve as the backdrop for the Sentry Tournament of Champions, transitioning the Tour back to a traditional calendar format.

Adjustment in Player Eligibility

The tournament, historically reserved for the previous year’s champions, has expanded its criteria. Now, the top 50 players from the last season’s FedExCup points standings will join the 2023 Tour winners, allowing a more inclusive and competitive field.

Here’s a look at the full field:

Ludvig Åberg Nick Hardy J.T. Poston
Byeong Hun An Brian Harman Seamus Power
Akshay Bhatia Tyrrell Hatton Andrew Putnam
Keegan Bradley Russell Henley Davis Riley
Sam Burns Lee Hodges Patrick Rodgers
Patrick Cantlay Tom Hoge Justin Rose
Wyndham Clark Max Homa Xander Schauffele
Eric Cole Viktor Hovland Scottie Scheffler
Corey Conners Mackenzie Hughes Adam Schenk
Cam Davis Sungjae Im Jordan Spieth
Jason Day Si Woo Kim Sepp Straka
Nico Echavarria Tom Kim Adam Svensson
Harris English Chris Kirk Nick Taylor
Tony Finau Kurt Kitayama Sahith Theegala
Matt Fitzpatrick Luke List Brendon Todd
Tommy Fleetwood Hideki Matsuyama Erik van Rooyen
Rickie Fowler Denny McCarthy Camilo Villegas
Lucas Glover Taylor Moore Matt Wallace
Emiliano Grillo Collin Morikawa Cameron Young
Adam Hadwin Vincent Norrman

Rory McIlroy Sits Out the Opener

Despite the impressive roster set to challenge the course, one notable absence will be Rory McIlroy. As one of the eligible players based on his performance, McIlroy has elected not to participate, narrowing down the field to 59 competitors for this marquee event.

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