The PGA Tour’s fortnight in Hawaii continues with the Sony Open. Here are the key stats and information for this week’s event at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.
How to watch on Golf Channel
Thursday, Round 1: 7-10:30 p.m. ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Friday, Round 2: 7-10:30 p.m. ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Saturday, Round 3: 7-10:30 p.m. ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Sunday, Round 4: 6-10 p.m. ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Tee times, pairings
THURSDAY (OFF NO. 1) / FRIDAY (OFF NO. 10)
- 7 AM / 11:40 AM: Matt Jones, Kenny Perry, Steve Marino
- 7:10 AM / 11:50 AM: Sam Saunders, Abraham Ancer, Sam Ryder
- 7:20 AM / 12:00 PM: Jerry Kelly, Jamie Lovemark, Kelly Kraft
- 7:30 AM / 12:10 PM: Troy Merritt, Brice Garnett, Ryan Armour
- 7:40 AM / 12:20 PM: Jonas Blixt, Russell Knox, Luke Donald
- 7:50 AM / 12:30 PM: Andrew Putnam, Kevin Na, Scott Piercy
- 8:00 AM / 12:40 PM: Michael Kim, Adam Hadwin, Jimmy Walker
- 8:10 AM / 12:50 PM: Jason Dufner, Brian Harman, Jim Herman
- 8:20 AM / 1 PM: J.J. Henry, Ben Martin, Rory Sabbatini
- 8:30 AM / 1:10 PM: Roberto Díaz, Roger Sloan, Joey Garber
- 8:40 AM / 1:20 PM: Cameron Davis, Seth Reeves, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
- 8:50 AM / 1:30 PM: Carlos Ortiz, Adam Schenk, Yuta Ikeda
- 11:40 AM / 7 AM: Ollie Schniederjans, Ryan Blaum, Dominic Bozzelli
- 11:50 AM / 7:10 AM: Chris Kirk, Scott Brown, Keith Mitchell
- NOON / 7:20 AM: Brian Stuard, Michael Thompson, Chez Reavie
- 12:10 PM / 7:30 AM: Andrew Landry, Hudson Swafford, Sangmoon Bae
- 12:20 PM / 7:40 AM: Cameron Champ, Paul Casey, Si Woo Kim
- 12:30 PM / 7:50 AM: Marc Leishman, Ian Poulter, Hideki Matsuyama
- 12:40 PM / 8 AM: Charles Howell III, Matt Kuchar, Justin Thomas
- 12:50 PM / 8:10 AM: Nick Taylor, Brandon Harkins, Sungjae Im
- 1 PM / 8:20 AM: Wes Roach, Adam Svensson, Adam Long
- 1:10 PM / 8:30 AM: Nicholas Lindheim, Talor Gooch, Shugo Imahira
- 1:20 PM / 8:40 AM: Sebastian Munoz, Stephan Jaeger, Yuki Inamori
- 1:30 PM / 8:50 AM: Jim Knous, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, Rikuya Hoshino
THURSDAY (OFF NO. 10) / FRIDAY (OFF NO. 1)
- 7 AM / 11:40 AM: James Hahn, Vaughn Taylor, Harris English
- 7:10 AM / 11:50 AM: Fabián Gómez, Scott Langley, J.T. Poston
- 7:20 AM / NOON: John Huh, Tom Hoge, Joel Dahmen
- 7:30 AM / 12:10 PM: Kyle Stanley, Russell Henley, Zach Johnson
- 7:40 AM / 12:20 PM: Brandt Snedeker, Pat Perez, Adam Scott
- 7:50 AM / 12:30 PM: Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Patton Kizzire
- 8 AM / 12:40 PM: Bryson DeChambeau, Gary Woodland, Jordan Spieth
- 8:10 AM / 12:50 PM: Danny Lee, Shawn Stefani, Seamus Power
- 8:20 AM / 1 PM: Peter Malnati, Robert Streb, Josh Teater
- 8:30 AM / 1:10 PM: Sam Burns, Chris Thompson, Sepp Straka
- 8:40 AM / 1:20 PM: Kyle Jones, Hank Lebioda, John Chin
- 8:50 AM / 1:30 PM: Brady Schnell, Martin Trainer, Peter Jung
- 11:40 AM / 7 AM: Brian Gay, Y.E. Yang, Tyler Duncan
- 11:50 AM / 7:10 AM: Johnson Wagner, Sean O’Hair, Sung Kang
- NOON / 7:20 AM: Patrick Rodgers, Colt Knost, Trey Mullinax
- 12:10 PM / 7:30 AM: Kevin Kisner, Davis Love III, Steve Stricker
- 12:20 PM / 7:40 AM: Mackenzie Hughes, Stewart Cink, Vijay Singh
- 12:30 PM / 7:50 AM: Kevin Tway, Keegan Bradley, Ted Potter Jr.
- 12:40 PM / 8 AM: Satoshi Kodaira, Cameron Smith, Emiliano Grillo
- 12:50 PM / 8:10 AM: Anirban Lahiri, Whee Kim, Alex Prugh
- 1 PM / 8:20 AM: Chase Wright, Kramer Hickok, Eric Dugas
- 1:10 PM / 8:30 AM: Corey Conners, Julian Etulain, Takumi Kanaya
- 1:20 PM / 8:40 AM: Max Homa, Wyndham Clark, Brent Grant
- 1:30 PM / 8:50 AM: Ben Silverman, Dylan Frittelli, Jared Sawada
Trends to know
- Waialae yielded the fourth-most eagles of any course on the PGA Tour last season, with 59 (Glen Abbey was first with 78).
- Waialae also yielded the fourth-lowest average total score of any course on the PGA Tour last season. Among par 70s, it was third-easiest on average in relation to par (68.9).
- One place where Waialae can penalize players is around the green. Last year, the field scrambled to make par from the rough just 40.4 percent of the time, the third-lowest percentage by any course on Tour last season.
- James Hahn and Patton Kizzire played a six-hole playoff last season (Kizzire won), the longest in tournament history.
- Brian Harman is a combined 57 under in this tournament in the past five years, best of any player in that span.
- Charles Howell III has the most rounds of 66 or lower at Waialae over the previous decade, with 15.
Players to watch
- In the past 10 years, no player with at least 12 rounds played has a better scoring average at Waialae (66.4).
- Is a combined 83 under in Hawaii PGA Tour events since the beginning of 2017, 25 shots better than any other player in that span.
- Has 116 birdies and eagles in Hawaii PGA Tour events during that same span – also 25 more than any other player.
- Ranked second on the PGA Tour last season in birdie or better percentage on par 5s (55.9 percent).
- Led the field in strokes gained: putting, but struggled in some key ball striking statistics, including ranking 19th in strokes gained: tee-to-green.
- Has five wins over the last three PGA Tour seasons. Only JT and DJ have more victories in that span.
- One of just eight players in the past 30 years to win five or more times on the PGA Tour before turning 26 years old.
- Ranked second on the PGA Tour in strokes gained: putting during the 2015-16 season. He was tied for 123rd last season.
- Led the PGA Tour in approach shot proximity from 125 to 150 yards last season (19 feet, 1 inch).
- Has one win and no finish worse than eighth in year-opening events since 2014.
- Has 17 rounds in the 60s this season on the PGA Tour, most of any player.
- Ranks first on the PGA Tour in clubhead speed (129.8 mph) and second in driving distance (323.7 yards)
- Averaged 343.1 yards in driving distance last season, a Web.com Tour record.