After a few weeks of break, the PGA Tour, European Tour or LPGA Tour will be exciting again with the club events starting in the new year 2020.
The PGA Tour will kick off with the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Plantation in Hawaii from January 2. This is the event with a total prize fund of 6.7 million USD for PGA Tour champions in 2019.
Last year, Xander Schauffele scored 62 strokes – the club’s record line – in the final round. He finished in the final score -23 and won the Cup with $ 1.3 million in prize money with a gap of runner-up Gary Woodland.
Gary Woodland has the opportunity to conquer the Sentry Tournament of Champions – where he only came second in early 2019.
The list of commitments to the tournament has 34 players, with some big names like Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas. Tickets are available, but Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka are not available.
Woods had just spent two exhausting weeks hosting the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in early December and leading the United States to make a comeback to win an eighth consecutive victory at the Presidents Cup a week later. Meanwhile, the world’s number one Koepka has not fully recovered from a left knee injury after a fall in CJ Cup in October.
The European Tour “opens” in 2020 after the PGA Tour a week, with the South African Open event at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa from January 9 to January 12. Louis Oosthuizen is the defending champion.
Last year, he won at -18 and received a reward of nearly 200,000 USD. His difference from runner-up Romain Langasque is six strokes. This is the second year that the Johanesburg city government has hosted the South African Open. Three years earlier, the BMW South African Open was organized by the city of Ekurhulen.