Several Ryder Cup participants qualified for Sentry Tournament of Champions
During singles matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 30, 2018 in Paris, France.
KAPALUA, MAUI, Hawaii – With their team earning the victory at the Ryder Cup 2018 last week, six of the 12 members from the European Team, including Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari and 2018 FedExCup Champion Justin Rose captured victories in 2018 and have qualified to play at this year’s Sentry Tournament of Champions at The Plantation Course at Kapalua.
In his third Ryder Cup appearance, Italy’s Molinari finished with a 5-0-0 record as part of a strong partnership with England’s Tommy Fleetwood and added a singles match victory against Phil Mickelson. With his efforts for the week, he became the first European to go undefeated in Ryder Cup history. Molinari, who captured two victories this year (The National and The Open Championship), finished the season at No. 17 in the FedExCup standings. This will be his second trip to the Sentry Tournament of Champions after finishing T15 in 2011.
McIlroy, who made his fourth Ryder Cup appearance last week, has already committed to make his debut at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm round out the rest of the Team Europe members who have also qualified for the winners-only event following victories this past season.
While their team came up short last week, nine of the 12 members from the U.S. Team: Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods earned their way to Kapalua when the winners-only event returns to Maui from January 2-6, 2019.
Thomas arrived at Le Golf National as one of two U.S. Ryder Cup team rookies. Thomas was one of the bright spots for Team USA, finishing with a 3-1-0 record as part of a partnership with Jordan Spieth and a come-from-behind win in his singles match against Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy. Thomas, who collected three victories in 2017-18 (THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, The Honda Classic, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational), finished the season at No. 7 in the FedExCup standings after reaching the TOUR Championship for the third consecutive time in his career. The 2017 Sentry Tournament of Champions winner will make his third trip to Maui after finishing T22 last year.
A variety of ticket packages are now on sale, including daily and weekly options. The Champions Weekly Package offers the best value as it includes two tickets to the Pro-Am along with two weekly clubhouse tickets and on-site parking. Aloha Club Skybox tickets are also available for purchase. Tickets are available at SentryTournamentofChampions.com. Fans are reminded each year, that up to three children, ages 18 and under are admitted free of charge to the tournament with every paid adult (applies to grounds access only).
The 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua January 2-6. All four competitive rounds will be broadcast on Golf Channel. Fans are encouraged to follow the tournament on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the tournament preparations.