Sentry TOC has a strong field, however a few very well-known players are absent.
Due to the PGA Tour's new "elevated" status for some tournaments, there will be the customary high temperatures of 80 or 81 each day for the next 10 days on Maui
as well as a purse of $15 million, which is nearly twice as much as it was in 2022.
You only need to outperform 38 other competitors to take home the $2.7 million first-place prize.
The Sentry Tournament of Champions, which kicks off the 2023 calendar year, is a good opportunity for the PGA Tour athletes at Kapalua the following week.
It should come as no surprise that the sun and money have persuaded practically every major golfer qualified for the tournament to compete
with 17 of the top 20 players having enrolled by the deadline on Friday. They are all expected to attend: Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay
Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau.
The DP World Tour will have a variety of difficult obstacles in 2023.
Rory McIlroy, the current FedEx Cup champion and a three-time winner last season, will not play in Hawaii
which is not surprising given that he has never participated in the TOC despite multiple opportunities during his career.
He recorded a T-4 in 2019. Limiting travel at the start of the year is probably a concern because he's also set to participate in the DP World Tour tournament in Dubai at the end of January.