2024 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Top 10 power rankings at Kapalua

The PGA Tour begins its two-week Hawaiian swing at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

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Jordan Spieth. Golf Power Rank (7). 7. OWGR: 15th. 2022-23 FedEx Cup: 27th

Jordan Spieth is looking to regain the mojo he had going early in his career at Kapalua. The Texan looked at home in Hawaii in his 2014 debut, posting solo second (66-70-69-69) to finish one back of Zach Johnson.

Spieth didn’t make it back in 2015 but won it in 2016 (66-64-65-67) by a whopping eight shots. It was the biggest margin of victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions since David Duval won by nine in 1999.

He added T-3rd (72-69-70-65) in 2017 and ninth (75-66-70-69) in 2018 before dipping to T-21st (71-69-68-66) in 2022 and T-13th (67-66-71-69) last year.

“It's nice coming back here,” Spieth was transcribed by ASAP Sports in 2018.

"I look at four or five courses in a year where whatever -- for whatever reason I seem to have success, whether I'm playing great or feel like I'm kind of just kind of getting through it and this is one of those places."

Jordan Spieth

Kapalua is known for its wide, sloped fairways that create tons of sidehill lies. That plays into the hands of shotmakers like Spieth.

It feels blasphemous to compare Kapalua to Augusta National, but there are some correlations that those who play well at one play well at the other.

Spieth was the 2015 Masters champ to go with two runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes at ANGC.

Spieth last teed it up at the Hero World Challenge where he took solo sixth at the invite-only tournament last month.

That was his eighth top-10 of the year. It was a bit of a disappointing 2023 for Spieth, who failed to win a tournament for the first calendar year since 2020.

He still played well for much of the year, compiling a second and third-place result.

The 30-year-old gained strokes in every statistical category last season on the PGA Tour. He was 28th in SG: Around-the-Green (.25). He was a master of the mid-range, ranking second in average approach proximity from 150-175 yards (24’4”).