This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.
Sentry Tournament of Champions
With 2020 in the books, the PGA Tour heads to Hawaii to pick up where it left off. We're technically still in the 2020-2021 season, but I think it's safe to say we would no longer like to reference 2020. Will 2021 look much different than last year? Hopefully, but it might take a while.
The COVID-19 pandemic won't catch anyone by surprise like it did last March, but caution must still be practiced, and calls for more fans at events will hopefully fall on deaf ears. The PGA Tour managed to complete nearly its entire season this past year, but of course, the pandemic continues. Besides, I think we've all adjusted to not having fans on site. If we need to wait another six months, we'll be fine.
As for this week, it's the annual event honoring champions – and this year, Tour Championship participants as well. We have all kinds of course history to review, but this is the first event back from the longest break of the PGA Tour season, so rust will certainly be a factor.
Dustin Johnson (7-1)
Johnson had an outstanding 2020, picking up his second major championship and several other wins. It will be interesting to see if he maintains his momentum or falls back to earth a bit. This week will not tell us