2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions Sleeper Picks | The 3 Best Value Plays For DFS Lineups & Betting Cards

Written By John Haslbauer on January 6, 2022

Aloha! At long last, the new PGA Tour season is upon us and that means it’s time to help the public make their selections for which longshots to back this week. Whether you enjoy betting on golf or putting together Daily Fantasy lineups, or both, we’ve got you covered with some of the highest value plays of the week from DraftKings

We’re getting the new season started in the most scenic of ways as we preview the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course on the island of Maui. 

2022 Sentry Tournament Of Champions Picks | DFS Value Plays & Betting Longshots For Kapalua

We’ll be using DraftKings DFS pricing and betting odds as the basis of our picks. At a glance, the DFS pricing is soft, and it shouldn’t be too difficult to squeeze multiple studs into your lineups this week while mixing and matching some flyers in the $6K range.

After all, everyone playing this event has proven to have win equity over the past year, so a case can really be made for anyone in this 39-man field to be rostered. The challenge at hand this week is to figure out which value players offer the highest upside to take a stance on. In this no-cut event, everyone is guaranteed four rounds, so it’s important in DFS not to miss on the salary savers.

There are plenty of viable options to mix and match in the $9K+ range, so I’ll be leaning on those players to free up salary flexibility in my DFS lineups. Some of these very same players could also make for great value betting options at online sportsbooks this week. So let’s dive into our 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions bombs and value plays! 

Odds & Pricing from Draftkings Sportsbook & DFS are subject to change after writing.

Marc Leishman (, $7,500)

Marc Leishman is my FOMO (fear of missing out) play of the week. I’ve been intent on betting him since the field was announced and research began, however quickly realized that being all in on Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed does not leave much room to add many other outrights. So despite him likely being the odd man out on my outright card, Leish will still be a fixture in my DFS lineups and likely T10 or T20 placement bet on my card.

His course history will go overlooked by players like Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Xander Schauffele, and Justin Thomas considering Leishman has never won the Sentry Tournament of Champions before, but the Australian quietly ranks 5th in this field in total strokes gained over the last five years at this event, with finishes of T4, T7, and T24.

The T24 finish came this time last year, while in the midst of his post-COVID tailspin, but in the calendar year since, he’s flipped the script and re-established himself as one of the TOUR’s best players from fairway to green, piling up five T5s and a win at the Zurich Classic in 2021.

Unfortunately for Leishman, the driver has kept him from seeing more consistent results, as he lacks the distance and accuracy needed off the tee to contend on most TOUR courses. That shouldn’t be a problem for him at Kapalua, however, which is a bona fide second shot course that boasts some of the widest fairways on TOUR.

If everyone’s playing from the fairway, I like Leishman’s chances in a putting contest, as he ranks 5th SG: P over the last 24 rounds, and has gained 7+ strokes on the greens twice in his last four events.

Seamus Power (, $6,600)

I won’t be making a ton of lineups on Draft Kings this week, but I’m fairly certain Seamus Power will be in all of them. The 34-year-old Irishman had a surprise breakout 2021 season after spending the first half of the year grinding Monday Qualifiers just to get into PGA TOUR fields. He’s playing this week by way of winning the Barbasol Championship, another wide-open birdie fest where he reached -21 to edge past JT Poston in a playoff.

In addition to that win in July, Power has piled up nine T20 finishes over his last 14 starts, proving this renaissance year is more than just a flash in the pan.

Power has a well-rounded game and joins Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, and Sam Burns as the only four players to rate out top 15 in both SG: Ball Striking and SG: Short Game entering this week. That all-around skill-set has allowed him to contend at shorter, coastal tracks (T4 at RSM Classic, T11 at Mayakoba, T12 at Bermuda Championship) and open, bomber tracks (T8 at Rocket Mortgage, T9 at Byron Nelson, T19 at Palmetto) alike.

With Kapalua being the perfect amalgamation of an open, bomber track on the coast, there’s plenty of reason to believe Seamus Power can continue to carry over success into 2022 in his TOC debut.

Power can be found at odds as short as 50/1 on FanDuel Sportsbook, so the salary savings at $6,600 is a bargain for a player with his overall skill set and recent form.

Garrick Higgo (, $6,400)

There is growing momentum behind Garrick Higgo on the odds boards, as he opened with the longest odds in this field (200/1) and has gradually drifted as low as 80/1 since. The recent results are not inspiring; the 22 year old South African has just one top 30 finish in 16 starts since winning the Palmetto Championship in June.

But, it’s not too much of a stretch to say that Higgo’s game suits a very particular course fit, and he’s just not going to stand out on the short, tight, angular courses we’ve primarily seen him play on TOUR since.

Higgo is a long, relatively inaccurate driver who can get red hot with his putter. That’s a perfect profile for Kapalua, which sets up as a pure birdie fest and encourages swinging freely with driver off the tee. Congaree Golf Club rewarded a similar profile of player, and his victory there at the Palmetto Championship is what’s punched his ticket to this week’s event.

Higgo joins Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau as the only three players in this week’s field to rank top 15 in Driving Distance, SG: Putting, and Birdies or Better Gained. There are not many courses on TOUR that allow you to purely bomb and gauge, but especially in softer, wetter conditions, bombers like Higgo who can string together birdie puts should have a distinct advantage.

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