2022 Sony Open Preview & Picks

Sony Open in Hawaii Course

The Course: Waialae Country Club, par 70, 7,044 yards

Having hosted this event since 1965, this course is one of the better known tracks on TOUR to the players. A much more flat and narrow course than Kapalua last week, dont expect to see any scoring records broken again come Sunday night. That being said, the winning score does regularly approach 20-under-par, so it’s not like its a major-level difficulty track. Much of the scoring will come down to the wind, as we’ve seen some pretty gusty weeks out there that wreak havoc on shots across the course. A much shorter course than last week as well, we are likely to see a slightly different type of player excel at Waialae.

The Field: Bryson DeChambeau was scheduled to tee it up in this one, but has just withdrawn from the event. 23 other players will make the short trip over from Kapalua to Waialae though, including Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Kisner, and defending champion Kevin Na. 16 of the past 23 winners here have also played the week prior in the Tournament of Champions.

Full Field HERE

The Odds:


After putting the entire field through my trusty spreadsheet calculations, the following players have made this weeks Teeing Off Top-Ten

Things don’t stray too far from the original odds at the top, but towards the bottom of the top-ten we see some guys with really solid odds begin to pop up.

If I were to narrow this list down to a favourite, a contender and a dark-horse, it would be:

Favourite: Webb Simpson (17/1 Odds)
Contender: Marc Leishman (21/1 Odds)
Dark-Horse: Brendan Steele (81/1 Odds)


You can see the full field stats and rankings below, as well as the following:

Odds-on Favourites:
1 – Cameron Smith – 11/1
T2 – Webb Simpson – 17/1
T2 – Sungjae Im – 17/1

Best Recent Form:
1 – Cameron Smith
2 – Denny McCarthy
3 – Marc Leishman

Best In This Event:
1 – Webb Simpson
2 – Charles Howell III
3 – Marc Leishman

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