SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Site: Kapalua, Hawaii.
Course: Plantation Course at Kapalua. Yardage: 7,596. Par: 73.
Purse: $6.7 million. Winner's share: $1,340,000.
Television (EST): Thursday-Friday, 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 4-6 p.m. (NBC); 6-8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Xander Schauffele.
FedEx Cup leader: Brendon Todd.
Last tournament: Tyler Duncan won the RSM Classic.
Notes: The field is for PGA Tour winners during 2019, the only tournament where winning is the only way to get in ... The field features 34 of the 42 winners, with U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland the only major winner. Masters champion Tiger Woods, PGA champion Brooks Koepka (injury) and British Open champion Shane Lowry are not playing. Neither is FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy. ... Woods, who has won the tournament twice and has never finished out of the top 10, has not played since 2005. ... Phil Mickelson has not played since 2001. ... The field features 15 players who won for the first time last year. ... Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas are each playing for the fifth straight year, tied for longest active streak. ... Johnson, who has won twice at Kapalua, has not finished out of the top 10 in his last seven appearances. ... Schauffele won last year by closing with a 62 to beat Woodland. ... Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, who designed the Plantation course, led a refinement project that lasted nine months and featured all fairways being grassed with Celebration bermuda, and the greens being grassed with TifEagle. Some greens were expanded to create new hole locations, and the bunkers were redone.
Next week: Sony Open.
Last tournament: Adam Scott won the Australian PGA Championship.
Next week: South African Open on Jan. 9-12.
Race to Dubai leader: Pablo Larrazabal.