Weekly Preview: Sony Open in Hawaii

Weekly Preview: Sony Open in Hawaii

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Sony Open in Hawaii

Waialae CC
Honolulu, HI

The PGA Tour heads to Honolulu for the first full-field event held in 2022.

If it's anything like last week's tournament, we are going to see some low scores! There was a lot of discussion about the insanely-low numbers this past week, but I think we can all agree that under perfect conditions, a regular PGA Tour track is not going to offer much defense. There have even been years when Augusta National has looked like your local muni when it's wet and the winds are calm. It's nothing to get hung up on – a little wind and some dryer conditions and things will be back to normal. Will we get average conditions at Waialae? It's hard to tell, but regardless, the golfer who plays the best is going to win, no matter if he finishes 11- or 30-under-par. It's highly unlikely someone goes 30-under again this week, as hat has almost never happened. Plus, the field isn't as strong as it was at Kapalua, and even under benign conditions, the winner here generally ends up around 20-under par.

As far as handicapping, we have a lot of information at our hands, as Waialae has been the only course to host this event and many in the field that have made at least five appearances.

LAST YEAR

Kevin Na shot a final-round 65 on his way to a one-stroke victory over Joaquin Niemann and Chris Kirk.

FAVORITES

Cameron Smith (8-1)

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