Looking for 2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions picks, either for betting or fantasy golf games like DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo, Golf Channel or the PGA Tour?
We have your 2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.
We are at the first official PGA Tour event in 2018, and, for the New Year, we’re changing up the fantasy lineup here at Golf News Net. We’ll continue offering our weekly top 10 rankings and fantasy golf picks here, which will be game-agnostic. Just the best 10.
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2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions rankings: Top 10 picks
1. Jordan Spieth — Spieth is a past winner here in 2016, and he’s been on the medal stand in all three of his Kapalua starts. His mid-length and long-distance putting are huge assets.
2. Justin Thomas — JT is defending champion, and he had quite a battle here last year to jump-start his year.
3. Dustin Johnson — DJ won here in a 54-hole edition of the event, which is no surprise. His wedge game is always a big edge. Don’t think there’s a hangover from the WGC meltdown.
4. Rickie Fowler — Fowler posted a career-best PGA Tour score to win the Hero, which was a great way to cap 2017.
5. Jon Rahm — First-timers tend not to win here, but Rahm isn’t your average player. His putting should be handy here, and he closed out 2017 playing strongly.
6. Patrick Cantlay — Don’t get caught flat-footed on Cantlay. Please. He had an all-time best single-year rise in the OWGR, and he has a strong all-around game. Not a top-tier putter by the stats, though.
7. Kevin Kisner — Kisner had a very solid finish to his 2017, and you have to love his short-game prowess on a course which requires it.
8. Brooks Koepka — The US Open champion destroyed the field at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan, but then was terrible at the Hero. Koepka runs hot and cold, so he’s a bit of a gamble.
9. Hideki Mastuyama — On talent, Matsuyama deserves a spot on this list, but his form has been waning dating back to Firestone.
10. Brian Harman — Harman had a hot, consistent fall. He played great all around, notching three top-eight finishes. His putter has been on for 16 months now, and that should make him a sweet pick.