The 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

 

Logo of Sentry, the proud title sponsor of the Tournament of Champions for the past 25 years
Sentry is the proud title sponsor of the Tournament of Champions and has been for the past 25 years.
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The Sentry Tournament of Champions is usually the first PGA Tour event in the calendar year. In this event we see the top players on tour competing to take home the first trophy of the new year. In 2023, Sentry TOC will be celebrating 25 years of hosting the tournament on Maui, Hawaii. As the title sponsor of the event, Sentry has devoted their support to the Maui community and has helped raise $3.1 millions since 2018. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions.

General Tournament Overview

Tournament Dates

January 4, 2023 - January 8, 2023

Venue

Kapalua Plantation Course

Players in the Field

40 Qualifiers: Top 30 Fedex Cup Rankings and 10 winners on the 2022 season

Television Coverage

Golf Channel | NBC

Defending Champion

Cameron Smith

When does the Sentry Tournament of Champions start?

Since the Tournament of Champions is hosted in Hawaii, tee times will start a bit later than we’re accustomed to in the contiguous states. The first tee time is for 9:30 AM HST, which is 2:30 PM EST.  The final group is slated for 12:45 HST or 7:45PM EST, which makes for a pretty late finish to this tournament. Check out the full field to find tee times for your favorite pairing.

How to watch the Sentry Tournament of Champions

As viewers, we have a slew of options for catching the Sentry TOC, both live and on-demand. We can watch it on TV on both the Golf Channel, and NBC. Watching the Sentry TOC live, while on the go, is also made simple with some streaming options.

Broadcasting/Streaming Schedule

Date

Time

Network

Thursday  Jan, 5th

2:15 - 6:00 PM EST

ESPN+**

4:00 - 10:00 PM EST

SiriusXM*

6:00 - 10:00 PM

Golf Channel

6:00 - 10:00 PM

ESPN+**

6:00 - 10:00 PM

Peacock**

Friday Jan 6th

2:30 - 6:00 PM EST

ESPN+**

4:00 to 10:00 PM EST

SIRIUSXM*

6:00 - 10:00 PM EST

Golf Channel

6:00 - 10:00 PM EST

ESPN+**

6:00 - 10:00 PM EST

Peacock**

Saturday Jan 7th

12:45 - 4:00 PM EST

ESPN+**

3:00 - 8:00 PM EST

SIRIUSXM**

4:00 - 6:00 PM EST

NBC

4:00 - 6:00 PM EST

Peacock**

4:00 - 8:00 PM EST

ESPN+**

6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Golf Channel

Sunday Jan 8th

12:45 - 4:00 PM EST

ESPN+**

3:00 - 8:00 PM EST

SIRIUSXM*

4:00 - 6:00 PM EST

NBC

4:00 - 6:00 PM EST

Peacock**

4:00 - 8:00 PM EST

ESPN+**

6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Golf Channel

* - Satellite Radio

** - Streaming Account Needed

Does the Sentry Tournament of Champions Have a Cut? 

No, the Sentry TOC is a four-day, 72-hole stroke play tournament that does not have a 36-hole cut. The likely reason there is no cut at the TOC is because the field is set by invite only contingent on qualifying by either your FedEx Cup Rankings or by securing a win in the previous season

Who Won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in  2022?

In 2022, Cameron Smith secured the win at the Sentry Tournament of Champions to kick start a stellar season. After the victory at Kapalua, he went on to win The Players Championship and The Open Championship, all while making a switch to the LIV Golf tour. Because of his decision to join LIV Golf, Cameron Smith will not be in the field to defend his title.

Other past champions:

  • Sentry TOC 2021: Harris English
  • Sentry TOC 2020: Justin Thomas
  • Sentry TOC 2019: Xander Schaufele
  • Sentry TOC 2018: Dustin Johnson


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