PGA TOUR 2022: The Sony Open in Hawaii, Waialae CC: 13-16 January
From PGA TOUR, The First Look, by Adam Stanley:
COURSE: Waialae Country Club, par 70, 7,044 yards. The Seth Raynor design is one of the TOUR’s longest-tenured venues, having hosted the Sony Open since 1965. The coastal gem takes inspiration from some of the most iconic golf designs on the planet.
The 24 players making the trip from Kapalua will find a stark contrast to that course, as Waialae is flatter and narrower. Wind will likely be a factor, but the average winning score across the last 10 tournament iterations is approximately 19-under. ...Field Notes, Storylines and more at The First Look.
From Golf Australia, The Preview, by Rod Morri:
The Sony Open in Hawaii may not be the biggest event on the PGA Tour schedule but it is one of professional golf’s quiet achievers.
It annually attracts a field that is strong without being stunning, is played on a course that is more interesting than it first appears and has a history dating back to 1965.
Played at Waialae Country Club every year since Gay Brewer lifted the trophy for the first time, it’s the kind of salt-of-the-earth event the game should do more to celebrate. Read more
The Aussies in the Field: Cameron Smith, who won here in 2020; Marc Leishman, who finished two shots from the top last year; Matt Jones, Brett Drewitt, Cameron Davis and Cameron Percy.