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Event: Sony Open in Hawaii
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Course: Waialae Country Club
Sony Open in Hawaii TicketsThe Sony Open in Hawaii is one of the largest American golf tournaments played outside of the continental United States. Featuring a tranquil atmosphere and serene vistas, this tournament helps to bring in the New Year of the PGA Tour. Originally known as the Hawaiian Open, the inaugural event took place in 1965 at the Waialae Country Club, where it has remained ever since (with the exception of 1970). Sony has been the title sponsor of the event since 1999. Past winners include Ben Crenshaw, Jim Furyk, Jack Nicklaus, Paul Azinger, K.J. Choi, Vijay Singh and Justin Thomas. The tournament is part of the FedExCup, the season-long quest for the championship. Because of its philanthropic aims, the Sony Open has raised millions of dollars for various local non-profit organizations in Hawaii. If you want to catch some of the best players on tour and the most charitable golf event in Hawaii, then you can purchase Sony Open in Hawaii tickets at StubHub, a leading source for live events.
When does the Sony Open take place?The Sony Open is held every January in Hawaii; the 2020 tournament took place between the 6th and 12th. Apart from the tournament itself, the week-long event features plenty of unique activities for fans to experience. Between Monday and Wednesday, fans can attend the professional practice rounds, the tournament blessing and the various pro-am competitions. Last year’s event offered a Pro-Junior Challenge with trick shot artist Dan Boever. Attendance is typically free on all three days. The official tournament for paid attendees begins on Thursday and runs all day for four rounds. It wraps up on Sunday with the awards ceremony taking place on the 18th green after the conclusion of play.
Who participates in the tournament?The Sony Open features a field of 144 players. Entry into the tournament is largely based on the player’s place in the PGA Tour priority order. The remaining field is filled out by various exemptions or by the winners of the qualifying round before the official start of the tournament. Players have until the week before the tournament to officially declare their intent to join the field. If players do not achieve a certain ranking or score by the end of the first two rounds, then they will be cut from the tournament. Players may also withdraw from the tournament at any time.
Who was the winner of the previous tournament?Cameron Smith won the 2020 Sony Open with a score of 11 under par. He narrowly fended off a challenge by Brendan Steele, who also achieved a score of 11 under, with a sudden death victory at the par-4 10th hole. Other notable finishers include Graeme McDowell at nine under and Hideki Matsuyama at six under.
What is the course like?The Waialae Country Club has a long, rich history that dates back to 1927. Designed by Seth Raynor, the golf course is nestled between the Ko'olau mountain range and the Pacific Ocean with over 7,000 yards of stunning natural backdrops. Players are greeted by wide fairways and more than 80 bunkers with plenty of right and left doglegs. Some of the highlights include the 480-yard par-4 10th hole, which was actually based on the famous Road Hole at St. Andrews, and the 194-yard par-3 eighth hole, which is buffeted by the ocean. The course is designed to be challenging for top players while being playable for high handicap players, making it a great location for the Sony Open.
Which tournaments are similar to the Sony Open?If you enjoyed the Sony Open, then you might also want to check out the Sentry Tournament of Champions. It is played at the nearby Plantation Course of the Kapalua Resort in Kapalua, Hawaii around the start of the year.
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