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@PGATourBrunch @DigSportsDesk Coverage of the 2022 SONY Open in Hawaii
The SONY Open in Hawaii - Second Round
Honolulu, Hawaii - Sixty-one has been the magic number in the State of Hawaii. Last week at the Sentry, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Matt Jones each carded a Kapalua course record (61) and this week Kevin Na posted a career-best (61) to take an opening round lead at the SONY Open.
Na leads all PGA Tour players for most rounds of 62 or better since hole-by-hole tracking began in 1983. He has (11) such rounds. Na also leads the field in Driving Accuracy as the only player to hit all 14 fairways in round one to mark the eighth time in his career he hit every fairway in a round.
The defending champion here at the SONY, Na is seeking to become the the first player to successfully defend a tournament title since Viktor Hovland at the 2020-21 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
Jim Furyk’s (62) marks his lowest opening round on Tour and lowest round since his (58) in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship, the PGA Tour record for low 18-hole score. Furyk won the 1996 Sony Open in Hawaii which was his second of 17 PGA TOUR victories. He was 25 years, 9 months and 6 days when he won in 1996. He’s 51 now.
Making his 10th start in the Sony Open in Hawaii, Russell Henley (T-2) carded a (62), his fourth round of 63 or better in this event which is second to Matt Kuchar who has five. Henley posted three rounds of 63 en route to his maiden PGA Tour title at the 2013 Sony O, his first start as a member of the PGA Tour.
After R-1, Henley leads the field in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (1.840)
SONY Open Leaderboard - After Round One
Kevin Na 61 (-9)
Jim Furyk 62 (-8)
Russell Henley 62 (-8)
Five players 63 (-7)
The SONY Open Tee Times today at 7:10am (local)/12:10pm (ET) and players are at the starter to 1:40pm (local)/6:40pm (ET).
Weather: Partly cloudy skies on Friday with temps 71-78 degrees. Low wind conditions, again 2-9 mph and 13% chance of rain. Good weather (partly cloudy/sunny and low winds are expected this weekend. A 10% chance of rain. (link)
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SONY Open in Hawaii
COURSE: Waialae Country Club - (Honolulu, Hawaii)
ARCHITECT: Seth Raynor
YARDS/PAR: 7,044 yards/Par 70
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $7,500,000/$1,350,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Na
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points / to Winner: 500
OFFICIAL SITE: (SONY Open)
TV COVERAGE: Primetime Golf for the second week in a row. Not a bad thing. Today, January 14: TV coverage from 7:00pm to 10:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, January 15, Round 3 coverage 7:00pm to 10:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Sunday, January 16: With NFL Playoff Wild Card weekend dominating programming, the PGA Tour will be on Golf Channel from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (ET)
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus at 12:00pm Noon (ET) and continuing through 10:30pm (ET) with Featured Hole and Featured Groups.
On Saturday, ESPN+ will stream coverage at 12:00pm Noon to 10:30pm (ET). On Sunday, ESPN+ coverage is online at 4:00pm ET and 10:00pm ET.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the The SONY Open today broadcasts from 5:00pm to 10:30pm (ET). Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 5:00pm to 10:30pm on Saturday and Sunday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourcom.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
Last Day for Di$count:
SONY Open in Hawaii - Field and Tee Times:
The Field - (link) - First full field event of 2022
Tee Times: (link)
SONY Open Leaderboard - (link)
What They’re Saying:
Na Leads SONY Open with 1st round (61) (PGATourCom)
Na Matches Career Low (ESPNcom/Associated Press)
Furyk is Aces (PGATourCom)
SONY Open Friday Tee Times, TV Info (Golf Week)
On This Day in Golf History:
January 14, 2007 - Winless in 11 years (256 tournaments), Paul Goydos made three birdies on his final four holes to win the 2007 SONY Open in Hawaii. Goydos finished a stroke ahead of Charles Howell III and Luke Donald. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE