Why Is Rory McIlroy Not Playing the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions?

Published 01/08/2022, 9:30 AM EST
PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28: Rory McIlroy of Europe reacts during the afternoon foursome matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy is one of the biggest names in the game of golf. Rory is the former world number 1 and held the position for a total of 100 weeks. He is a four-time major championship winner and plays on both the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour.

Rory won twice in the 2021 season with the Wells Fargo Championship and the CJ Cup at the summit in Las Vegas. As a result, it was his 20th PGA Tour win.

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Rory McIlroy misses 2022 Sentry TOC

Rory McIlroy is an Irish golfer who had somewhat of an average 2021 season with just two wins. He is famous for his hitting as well as immaculate iron shots game. Rory sought to have gained momentum after the horror of a Ryder Cup in 2021 at Wisconsin. He won the CJ Cup in October last year and was very close to winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

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The 2022 PGA Tour stops at Hawaii for its season opener. The 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions is going to take place at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, as usual. The par 73 Course will be host to the season opener with a total prize pool of $8.2 million and the winner taking home $1.476 million.

The tournament is an invitational tournament as usual. 38 out of 39 invited players will be battling it out at the Plantation Course.

The only player missing this week is Rory McIlroy. Rory had qualified for the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions by winning the Wells Fargo Championship in 2021 and was invited. However, he decided to not play the tournament and will make his first appearance in 2022 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Moreover, the exact reason is not known, but he may want to spend more time on his own. Rory did the same in the 2021 season when he made his first appearance on the PGA Tour at the Farmer’s Insurance Open.

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May 9, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Rory McIlroy poses with the winnerÕs trophy at the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Rory McIlroy’s last appearance at Sentry TOC

McIlroy made his last appearance at the Sentry Tournament of Champions back in 2019. He finished at tied fourth position with an overall score of 15 under par. He carded a final round of 72.

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How will Rory play in 2022? Do let us know in the comment down below.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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