2020-21 PGA Tour – Sony Open in Hawaii Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is the Sony Open in Hawaii? 14th January – 17th January 2021

Where is the Sony Open in Hawaii? Waialae Country Club, Honolulu

What is the total prize fund of the Sony Open in Hawaii? $6.6 million

What television channel can I watch the Sony Open in Hawaii on in the UK? This tournament will be televised live on Sky Sports Golf (channel 405)

Where can I stream the Sony Open in Hawaii in the UK? This tournament can be streamed live via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for the Sony Open in Hawaii? This tournament will take place without spectators

What is the course yardage at Waialae Country Club? 7,044 yards

What is the par at Waialae Country Club? 70

What is the predicted weather for the Sony Open in Hawaii? 27-28c with a risk of showers over all four days

TSZ TIPS

HARRIS ENGLISH

  • Harris English is the form player on the PGA Tour right now and he comes off a win at the Sentry Tournament of Champions last weekend and he has a great chance of following Ernie Els (2003) and Justin Thomas (2017) by completing the Aloha Swing and winning here.
  • He has started the 2020/21 season in sensational form having picked up five top ten finishes and the level of consistency in his play is outstanding so he has to be favoured to close if not pick up back-to-back wins come Sunday evening.

TIP: Top five finish

COLLIN MORIKAWA

  • Collin Morikawa comes off a superb season last year with plenty of highs including his first major win, but he will be looking to improve his consistency to ensure he is challenging for honours more regularly on the PGA Tour.
  • There were plenty of positives on his return to action last weekend as he finished T7 despite a disappointing closing round of 73 but he will relish this different type of course here and he will take heart from a solid performance last year which saw him start fast and post a first-round score of 65.

TIP: Winner

SUNGJAE IM

  • Sungjae Im is coming off an excellent performance at Kapalua where he finished tied fifth and led the way of those players making their first appearance there and he led the way in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green and after finishing in the Top 25 in his previous two appearances here, he will be confident.
  • The biggest enemy to him winning events at the moment is his consistency across all four rounds as his regular moments of brilliance are being blighted by mishaps and that is likely what prevents him from winning here although another top ten finish is well within reach.

TIP: Top ten finish

RYAN PALMER

  • One player going under the radar right now is Ryan Palmer as he comes of a fourth-placed finish at Kapalua last weekend and finished T4th in his last appearance of 2020 at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood.
  • Palmer has a good track record at this event having won it back in 2010 and finished T4 last year so with form strong right now and this course suiting his accuracy, expect Palmer to be challenging on Sunday evening.

TIP: Top five finish

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