World No. 1 Scott Scheffler (USA) has been selected as the favorite to win The Sentry (total prize money of $20 million), the opening game of the 2024 season of the PGA Tour, which will be held without the defending champion.헤라카지노주소
Golf Week, a U.S. golf media outlet, unveiled the winning dividend of 59 participants at the plantation course (par 73) in Kapalua, Maui Island, Hawaii, on the 5th (Korea time) and predicted Scheffler as the player with the greatest chance of winning.
Last year’s winner John Lam of Spain will not participate in the PGA Tour, which will be the opening game of the 2024 season. As he recently moved to LIV Golf, he cannot participate in PGA Tour events.
The championship, one of the signature competitions of the PGA Tour, carries a total prize money of 20 million U.S. dollars and 3.6 million dollars. The winner will receive 700 FedEx Cup points.
Without the defending champion, Scheffler received a dividend of +500 points, ranking first overall with a one-fifth chance.
Scheffler won the PGA Tour last season with three wins and is currently No. 1 in the world.
Next, Viktor Hovlan (Norway), who won the FedEx Cup, came in second with a dividend of +900 points (one-ninth), while Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa, and Colin Morikawa (the U.S.) tied for third with a dividend of +1200 (one-twentieth).
Among Korean players, Kim Joo-hyung was ranked 12th (1/25), and Im Sung-jae tied for 14th (1/30) with Tony Finau.
“Im Sung-jae has not been on the PGA Tour since the Jojo Championship in October last year, but this tournament will be a good opportunity,” Golf Week said, adding, “He tied for 13th in 2023, 8th in 2022, and 5th in 2021 in this tournament over the past three seasons.”
Four Korean players, Kim Si-woo and Ahn Byung-hoon, along with Kim Joo-hyung and Im Sung-jae, will participate in this tournament.
Kim Joo-hyung will play Morikawa and Xander Schauffley in the first and second rounds of the championship, while Kim Si-woo will play in the same group as Cameron Young, Harris Inglis and Im Sung-jae will play in Lucas Glover and Adam Headwin. Ahn will play in the first and second rounds against Tom Hoggy and Patrick Rogers.
The favorite, Scheffler, will start the first game of the new year with Hovlan and Jordan Spieth.