OAD: Sentry Tournament of Champions

One and Done

Each week I’ll throw in my thoughts on the field plus those to back and avoid in this wonderful format.

Let’s get 2019 started off on the right foot!

Everything you need in one post!


Event Golfer Place $$
Safeway Open Brendan Steele T53 14,610
CIMB Classic Ryan Moore T66 12,740
CJ CUP @ 9 BRIDGES Gary Woodland 2nd 1,026,000
WGC-HSBC Champions Ian Poulter 21st 93,500
Sanderson Farms Cameron Davis MC 0
Shriners Aaron Wise T15 101,675
Mayakoba Golf Classic Charles Howell III MC 0
The RSM Classic J.J. Spaun MC 0
Sentry TOC
Sony Open
CareerBuilder Challenge
Farmers Insurance
-AT&T Pebble Beach
Genesis Open
Honda Classic
Valspar Championship
Arnold Palmer
WGC-Match Play
Corales Puntacana
Houston Open
RBC Heritage
Valero Texas Open
Zurich Classic
Wells Fargo Championship
Ft. Worth Invitational
AT&T Byron Nelson
US Open
Quicken Loans National
A Military Tribute
John Deere Classic
British Open
RBC Canadian Open
WGC-Bridgestone Invite
PGA Championship
Dell Technologies
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
Total Events: 8


Top 10s: 1 MC: 3 $1,248,525



  • I hit the winner’s circle three times and the two late victories pushed me into the top 10 of Spotter’s game.
  • All four majors selections hit the top 10.
  • Seven MC were dire but the most punishing one was Francesco Molinari at THE PLAYERS. We know what happened to his season after that.


Last Time: The RSM Classic

My selection for the Mayakoba Golf Classic was Charles Howell III.

Yes, that’s the same Charles Howell III who won for the first time since 2007 to wrap up the 2018 portion of the season the last time we spoke.

If you’re wondering how my season is going, there’s your first clue.

I think I had everyone in the top 10 or MC this week except THE GUY I PICKED.


I hope you had better luck!

My Choice: J.J. Spaun (T37)

Safety Dance: Kevin Kisner (T7), Charles Howell III (WIN), Russell Henley (MC)

Spicy: Harold Varner III (T23), C.T. Pan (MC), Cameron Champ (6th), Bud Cauley (MC)

Picks for Dreamers: Jim Furyk (MC), Peter Uihlein (T7), Kramer Hickok (MC)

Picks for Noses: Webb Simpson (3rd), Zach Johnson (T7)

Six Beers In: Lucas Glover (T11), Trey Mullinax (T65), Patrick Rodgers (2nd)


This Week

Read about all the details in The Confidence Factor.

A field of 34 in paradise that is locked and loaded.

As the case every week, gamers must decide which week is THE WEEK to unleash.

In a no-cut event everyone is going to collect so that removes some of the pressure.

With seven of the top 10 and 10 of the top 15 OWGR, the choices become tougher.

Even though DJ’s record here is immaculate, I’m probably going to ride him at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on the tiny, tiny greens.

McIlroy has never played here so why “hope” this week is the week?

There are plenty of contrarian plays because nothing is guaranteed down the road.

The issue is the field is severely top-heavy and there isn’t a cut.

Nobody said this would be easy and the weather the first two days won’t help either.

My Choice: Jon Rahm

The Spaniard has no natural landing spot in this format so I’m banging this drum off his win at the Hero.

Safety Dance: Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau, Marc Leishman

Spicy: Xander Schauffele, Charles Howell III, Aaron Wise

Picks for Dreamers: Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar, Cameron Champ

Picks for Noses: Any first-timer not named McIlroy

 Six Beers In: Scott Piercy, Billy Horschel


History Channeled:

2017-18 Thermometer: FINAL

Event Golfer Place $$
Safeway Open Tony Finau 2nd 669,600
CIMB Classic Paul Casey T7 218,166
CJ CUP @ 9 BRIDGES Keegan Bradley T47 23,759
WGC-HSBC Champions Hideki Matsuyama T50 51,875
Sanderson Farms Chesson Hadley T2 464,400
Shriners Patrick Cantlay WIN 1,224,000
OHL Classic Kevin Chappell MC 0
The RSM Classic Charles Howell III MC 0
Sentry TOC Kevin Kisner T17 99,333
Sony Open Brian Harman T4 256,266
CareerBuilder Challenge Jason Dufner T36 27,189
Farmers Insurance Jon Rahm T29 43,872
WMPO Alex Noren T21 80,040
-AT&T Pebble Beach Phil Mickelson T2 488,400
Genesis Open Dustin Johnson T16 111,600
Honda Classic Graeme McDowell MC 0
WGC-Mexico Tommy Fleetwood T14 126,500
Valspar Championship Ryan Moore MC 0
Arnold Palmer Tyrell Hatton T69 18,067
WGC-Match Play Patrick Reed T9 163,000
Corales Puntacana Patrick Rodgers T22 27,850
Houston Open Luke List T24 54,162
Masters Jordan Spieth 3rd 748,000
RBC Heritage Cameron Smith T32 35,510
Valero Texas Open Billy Horschel T11 136,400
Zurich Classic Bud Cauley MC 0
Wells Fargo Championship Bryson DeChambeau 4th 369,600


THE PLAYERS Francesco Molinari MC 0
Ft. Worth Invitational Adam Scott T52 16,472
AT&T Byron Nelson Jimmy Walker T6 257,950
Memorial Tiger Woods T23 76,985
FESJC Henrik Stenson T26 50,820
US Open Justin Rose T10 270,151
FESJC Xander Schauffele MC 0
Quicken Loans National Kyle Stanley T32 36,841
A Military Tribute Bubba Watson T13 121,632
John Deere Classic Zach Johnson T16 81,366
British Open Rory McIlroy T2 694,250
RBC Canadian Open Charley Hoffman T29 37,743
Barracuda Martin Laird T15 51,000
WGC-Bridgestone Invite Rickie Fowler T17 104,250
PGA Championship Brooks Koepka WIN 1,980,000
Wyndham Brandt Snedeker WIN 1,080,000
THE NORTHERN TRUST Jason Day T20 101,160
Dell Technologies Marc Leishman T21 100,800
BMW Championship Gary Woodland T12 189,000
TOUR Championship Justin Thomas T7 279,900
Total Events: 47


Top 10s: 15 MC: 7 $10,967,909


2016-17 Season total: $6,533,509 45 events

  • Wins: 1
  • Seconds: 1
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 12
  • Top 25s: 20
  • MCs (10): Grayson Murray (Safeway Open); Patton Kizzire (SFC); Jamie Lovemark (CB Challenge); Jimmy Walker (FIO); Charl Schwartzel (Genesis); Russell Knox (Honda); Henrik Stenson (API); Thomas Pieters (Zurich); Kevin Kisner (WFC).


2015-16 Season total: $5,978,929; 47 events

  • Wins: 2 (Matsuyama, Hoffman)
  • Seconds: 0
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 9
  • Top 25s: 18
  • MC: 8 (Mickelson, FIO; Oosthuizen, SHO; Chappell, Colonial; Casey, Memorial; Woodland, FESJC; Hearn, RBC Canadian; McGirt, Wyndham; Justin Thomas, DBC)


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