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2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Who will ‘clinch victory’ in Hawaii?

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The Sentry Tournament of Champions once again marks the calendar-year opening of golf’s PGA Tour. The action gets underway on Thursday, returning to the Plantation course at Kapalua.

The competition is one of golf’s most exclusive events, featuring only those who have won a tournament on the tour during the previous calendar year.

American Xander Schauffele tied the course record last year with and 11-under 62 on the Sunday, beating Gary Woodland by one shot to win the 2019 event.

Schauffele is back once again to defend his title, and is currently 8/1 to do just that. 

Woodland is also returning to Hawaii, and will be out for revenge having narrowly missed out last time. He is available at 22/1 to win the competition in 2020.

But the pair find themselves competing for glory with some of the world’s best. Both world number three Jon Rahm and world number four Justin Thomas will be eyeing the perfect start to the calendar year. 

The Spaniard is currently 4/1 to lift the trophy, with Thomas available at 11/2.

US stars Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson have been given odds of 11/1 to clinch the title. Their fellow American Patrick Cantlay is currently 12/1.

Both Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed can be backed at 16/1 to lift the trophy.

Other winners during the 2019 calendar year who will be chasing victory include Matt Kuchar, who tasted glory at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January. He’s joined by World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play winner Kevin Kisner.

Kuchar is currently 50/1 to win once again in Hawaii, with Kisner available at 70/1.

Valspar Championship winner Paul Casey and Safeway Open winner Cameron Champ are currently 25/1 and 50/1 respectively.

Colin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff will be making their debuts in the tournament after a successful 2019. Morikawa captured his first Tour win at the Barracuda Championship in July, and is currently 28/1 to continue his promising start in golf with another victory.

20-year-old Wolff tasted victory at the inaugural 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities, becoming the youngest Tour winner since Jordan Spieth. He’s available at 66/1 to secure another win.

It’s currently 5/2 for a one shot victory, and 3/1 for a win via a playoff. A win by four shots of more can be backed at 10/3.

Rahm is 1/2 to end the tournament as the highest placed European, with Casey available at 3/1. 

And Thomas is 4/1 to be the top American, followed by Schauffele at 11/2.

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