How Can a Golfer Qualify for the Sentry Tournament of Champions?

Published 01/03/2022, 11:51 AM EST


The PGA Tour is incomplete until the champions compete at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The rule is simple; You have to be the best in the business to be part of this competition as it only features winners of the PGA Tour from the previous year and the gold medalist at the Olympics.

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The competition was set up to raise awareness and money for the local communities. Since moving to Maui in 1999, the Sentry Championship has raised more than $7.5 million for local charities. While the champions compete against each other, the spectators, volunteers, and sponsors get an opportunity to participate in many other events.

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By the end of the 73 par tournament, the winner will get a 35- pound trophy; This trophy was designed in 2018 and represents the energy of the Island.

The 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions

Thirty-nine winners from the 2021 PGA Tour will participate in the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions. Although Rory McIlroy will not participate, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics champion, Xander Schauffele, will be a part of the competition.

The tournament will start on January 5th and end on the 9th. Like the last 24 years, Maui Island will host the event for this year.

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This year, the championship will feature familiar faces like Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, and the Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Xander Schauffele.

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Additionally, the 2022 tournament will also feature ten first-time champions like Seamus Power and K.H. Lee.

Phil Mickelson playing the tournament after 21 years!

Since the Sentry Tournament of Champions is a competition held between the winners of the PGA Tour events, the quality of golf played is really high. Moreover, when a champion from the past adds on to the field list, the competition intensifies.

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Phil Mickelson last participated in the Sentry Tournament in 2001. Although the gap might look bigger, the fifty-year-old has already proved that nothing is impossible.

Mickelson won the 2021 PGA Championship and became the oldest major champion in golf history.

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The Sentry tournament is a must-watch given its incredible lineup. After 5 days of breathtaking golf, we will have the ultimate champion. Who are you backing for the win?

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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