Sony Open Preview: Thomas Looks to Capitalize in Hawaii
Sony Open Preview: Thomas Looks to Capitalize in Hawaii

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour stays in Hawaii this week for the first full-field event of the year at the Sony Open. Waialae Country Club is one again the sight of the the Sony Open, which means there's plenty of course history in play this week. As was the case last week, it's tough to gauge the state of anyone's game as most players in the field haven't played competitively for at least a few weeks.

This week:
Sony Open - Waialae Country Club - Honolulu

Last Year:
Patton Kizzire shot a final-round 68 on his way to a playoff victory over James Hahn.

FAVORITES

Justin Thomas (6-1)

The field is fairly deep this week, but there aren't a lot of elite golfers, which obviously gives Thomas an advantage. Thomas won this event in 2017 and has finished in the top-15 in three of his four starts here. He's also coming off a solid showing last week at the Tournament of Champions. There isn't much value at 6-1, but Thomas should give himself a chance to win Sunday.

Bryson DeChambeau (10-1)

DeChambeau is on the cusp of joining the elite golfers on the PGA Tour. To do so, he'll have to prove that last season wasn't a fluke. He's off to a good start as he posted a top-10 last week at the TOC and enters this week as the clear second choice. This should be a good test for DeChambeau as he finished T49 in his only previous start here. Without

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