2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions Betting Odds & Picks: Jon Rahm Favored, But Jordan Spieth Has Value
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. Pictured: Jordan Spieth.
- The PGA TOUR resumes the 2021-22 season in Maui at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
- Eight of the top-10 players in the world will tee it up this week, with World No. 1 Jon Rahm topping the odds board.
- Get odds for the event and a breakdown on which player has value lower on the board.
Updated 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions Odds
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The PGA TOUR kicks off the 2022 portion of its schedule with the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui.
There are a few unique aspects to this tournament, which is not open to just anyone on TOUR. The only players at this tournament will be winners from the 2020-2021 season.
Last season, qualifying was a little different due to the shortened PGA TOUR season. The 2021 Tournament of Champions saw winners on TOUR and players who advanced to the Tour Championship. This year, it’s back to normal and the Tournament of Champions is truly a … tournament of champions.
A few big names are missing, but it’s mostly a very strong 40-man field. Dustin Johnson hasn’t registered a win since his Masters win in November 2020, which means he’s the highest-ranked player not in the field at No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
No. 9 Rory McIlroy is the only player who qualified but opted not to compete, and No. 11 Louis Oosthuizen won’t be there, having infamously never won on the PGA TOUR. Scottie Scheffler at No. 13 is also missing, and we have to go down to Tyrrell Hatton at No. 22 to find the next person who’s not in this field.
World No. 5 Xander Schauffele qualifies for the even thanks to his gold-medal performance at the Tokyo games last summer.
Two of our GolfBet analysts have taken a look at the odds, and they’re aligned on who bettors should target before the market takes shape this week:
Shane McNichol: Jordan Spieth (+2200)
What better way to rev up the engines for the Jordan Spieth bandwagon with the Masters just a few months away?
This makes more sense than just a wish waiting to be manifested. Of the players in this tournament’s field with at least 10 rounds at Kapalua, Spieth has the most True Strokes Gained on the Plantation Course. In fact, he’s finished in the top 10 in each of his last three starts in the event, including a win in 2016.
On a course that devalues precision off the tee in favor of skill inside of 100 yards and the ability to play in wind, Spieth makes a lot of sense. Even if he doesn’t win the tournament outright, keep an eye on him for matchup, group and daily fantasy plays.
Landon Silinsky: Jordan Spieth (+2200)
It felt like we were never going to see Spieth back at Kapalua after his game deserted him for the better part of two years. Thankfully, however, he found himself last season and won at the Texas Open last April.
There are no real glaring values on the board to start the week, with the majority of the game’s elite priced between +700 and +1400. Enter Spieth, who will be teeing it up for the fifth time in Hawaii.
His record at this tournament? Ninth, T3, win, second. Clearly, he’s quite fond of this track.
The four-time major champion averages 2.3 Strokes Gained: Total per round on the field at Kapalua, which trails only last year’s champion Harris English among this field. Surprisingly enough, it’s Spieth’s ball-striking that has propelled him here, as he’s averaged 1.64 Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green per round in his four career starts at the Tournament of Champions.
We know Spieth can catch fire with his flat stick, so if he’s even hitting it semi-straight he needs to be on the short list this week at 20-1.
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