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Kuchar, Kisner Commit to Play 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions

December 23, 2019, 8:51 AM HST
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Sentry Tournament of Champions. Photo credit: Kapalua Golf.

When the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua from Jan. 1-5, both Kevin Kisner and Matt Kuchar will be there. Kisner and Kuchar captured victories in 2019 and have committed to play in the event on Maui.

Matt Kuchar, nine-time winner on the TOUR, returned to the winner’s circle rather quickly with a victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January. Kuchar qualified for the champions-only field when we defeated Andrew Putnam by four shots to finish at 22-under 258. The 41-year-old will make his eighth appearance at the Sentry Tournament of Champions where he looks to improve on a career-best third place finish in 2010.

Kevin Kisner collected his third career PGA TOUR victory and first World Golf Championships title at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play in March. After losing his opening match to No. 30 Ian Poulter (2-up), Kisner – the 48th seed in the 64-man field – went on to defeat No. 14 Tony Finau (2-up), No. 56 Keith Mitchell (2 and 1), No. 36 HaoTong Li (6 and 5), No. 19 Louis Oosthuizen (2 and 1) and No. 7 Francesco Molinari (1-up) to advance to the Championship Match. The 35-year-old beat No. 23 Matt Kuchar (3 and 2) to become the first player in tournament history to lose his first match and then go on to win. The South Carolina native will make his third trip to The Plantation Course at Kapalua where he looks to improve upon a career best ninth place finish in 2016.

Other winners during the 2019 calendar year joining Kuchar and Kisner at the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions are Paul Casey (Valspar Championship), Cameron Champ (Safeway Open), Jim Herman (Barbasol Championship), Kevin Na (Charles Schwab Challenge and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open), Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm (Zurich Classic of New Orleans).

Aloha Friday:

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While watching the champions-only field compete on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, fans, volunteers and players are also invited to participate in the local Aloha Friday tradition of wearing Hawaiʻi patterned clothing on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. New this year, when players participate in Aloha Friday, Sentry Insurance will donate $1,500 to local charities.

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Sentry Insurance will also donate proceeds from the sale of Sentry Tournament of Champions posters to local charities.  The poster is a commissioned piece of artwork by local artist Kristin Bernardo, that captures the iconic view from No. 18 tee.

Ticket and Parking Information

A variety of ticket packages are on sale, including daily tickets and weekly tickets. New this year is the Banyan Club located on the par-3 8th hole which will be a hub of activity on the front nine. This venue offers exclusive seating around the 8th hole, as well as a tented area with a variety of seating and large TVs to show all the action in the world of sports. Jawz Tacos will be featured in this venue exclusively, and fans purchasing this ticket (21 and over) will get several drink tickets to use in the venue. Weekly ticket packages for the Aloha Club Skybox, located on the iconic finishing hole of The Plantation Course at Kapalua are also available.

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Beginning this year, all grounds and upgraded hospitality tickets will be distributed to fans digitally; there will no longer be a “Print at Home” option. To purchase tickets to the 2020 event, visit SentryTournamentOfChampions.com. Fans are reminded each year, youth 18 and younger are admitted free of charge to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

As a reminder to fans, general parking will be located at Mahana Estates this year which is a five-minute shuttle ride to the course. General parking is available Wednesday, Jan. 1 through Sunday, Jan. 5 for $10 per day. Spectators will pay upon arrival to the general parking lot where both cash and credit card are accepted. Free tournament shuttles to The Plantation Course at Kapalua will drop off/pick up at the Main Entrance. The shuttle begins running one hour before gates open and will stop running 30 minutes after gates close.

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