Description The Sentry Tournament of Champions was the calendar-year opening tournament of golf's PGA Tour season, played in Hawaii on the island of Maui. The tournament was founded in 1953; its field is restricted to golfers who won a tournament on the tour during the previous calendar year. From 1986 through 2013, it was the opening event of each tour season; the PGA Tour switched to its wrap-around season (starting season in September and ending in August) in the fall of 2013.
Justin Thomas held on to win the Tournament of Champions in a playoff against Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele. All three finished with 14-under 278s after Thomas, who held a two-shot lead with three to play, bogeyed two of the last three holes.
He birdied the third extra hole to beat Reed after defending champion Schauffele had been eliminated with a three-putt par on the first playoff green.