What to Expect at the 2018 Sony Open!

The Course

The Championship Course at Waialae Country Club was designed 91 years ago! The Par 3 8th (the course’s signature hole) has a large bunker on the left of the flag with 4 deep bunkers on the right of it. There is also a stream of water running through the middle of the hole, connecting to the Pacific Ocean- which is to it’s left.


Tournament History

Apart from the year 1970, this tournament has been taking place since 1965. This year marks the 20th year it’ll have been known as the Sony Open. Some big names have won this tournament too, like Lee Trevino (1968), Jack Nicklaus (1974), Ben Crenshaw (1976), Jim Furyk (1996), Paul Azinger (2000), Ernie Els (2003, 2004), Vijay Singh (2005), and Zach Johnson (2009)! Here’s a list of the winners from the past 5 years.

2017: Justin Thomas

2016: Fabian Gomez

2015: Jimmy Walker

2014: Jimmy Walker

2013: Russell Henley

Field

Here’s a list of some of the big names playing in this weekend’s tournament. Justin Thomas will be defending his title this weekend.

  • Daniel Berger
  • Wesley Bryan
  • Keegan Bradley
  • Jonathan Byrd
  • Jason Dufner
  • Stewart Cink
  • Luke Donald
  • Tony Finau
  • Emiliano Grillo
  • Bill Haas
  • Billy Hurley III
  • Zach Johnson
  • Smylie Kaufman
  • Si Woo Kim
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Marc Leishman
  • Kevin Na
  • Sam Saunders
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Ollie Schniederjans
  • Vijay Singh
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Jimmy Walker
  • Brian Harman
  • Russell Henley


Odds for Players

Here are some of the player’s odds to win the tournament this weekend…

  • Jordan Spieth- 9/2
  • Justin Thomas- 8/1
  • Marc Leishman- 15/1
  • Brian Harman & Kevin Kisner- 20/1
  • Zach Johnson & Russell Henley- 25/1
  • Gary Woodland, Cameron Smith, Xander Schauffele, Charles Howell III, Webb Simpson, Si Woo Kim, Daniel Berger, & Tony Finau- 30/1
  • Kyle Stanley- 60/1


Weather Forecast

The weather is looking perfect for the tournament this weekend. I know many of us are wishing for some Hawaii weather right about now…

Thursday

Partly Cloudy
Low: 64
High: 81
Chance of Precipitation: 10%
Winds: ENE 8mph

Friday

Sunny
Low: 64
High: 82
Chance of Precipitation: 10%
Winds: W 5mph

Saturday

Mostly Sunny
Low: 68
High: 81
Chance of Precipitation: 10%
Winds: NNW 4mph

Sunday

Partly Cloudy
Low: 71
High: 79
Chance of Precipitation: 10%
Winds: NNE 10mph

 
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