The PGA tour embarks on its second consecutive tournament in Hawaii this weekend as the PGA golfers get ready for the 2015 Sony Open. Although some of the biggest names in golf have chosen not to compete in the Open, it is still filled with solid and exciting talent.
This tournament will be especially important for Charles Howell, as he looks to finally get over the hump that has plagued him during his career. Howell has made top-10 finishes in four of his last 5 starts in Hawaii, but has yet to top theSunday leaderboard. Look for Howell to make a big push towards the top of the leaderboard, and especially for him to crack the top ten, which he has been doing consistently in his career.
Jason Day, who is the eighth-best player in the world according to the World Golf Rankings, holds the best odds to win the Sony Open at 12-1. Reigning champion Jimmy Walker has 14-1 odds to take the tournament. The 11th ranked Matt Kuchar finished 8th in the Sony Open in 2014, but will look to gain some momentum heading into major season, as he looks to take the next step and finally win a major tournament.
Four Day Passes to Waialae Country Club in Oahu for the tournament are going for an average price of $61 on the secondary market. Friday and Saturday passes currently sit at an average price of $7, while Sunday passes are being priced at $20. Honolulu flights range from the low $300’s on the west coast, up to around $700 if you’re traveling from New York, according to Hipmunk. Hotels in Honolulu start at just $125 so you could potentially stay in Hawaii’s main city and visit Oahu’s most beautiful golf course for just $132.
Since 1965, golf fans have made the trip to Oahu to take in the amazing golf course scenery and to see top tier talent go head to head. Although the tournament has taken different names and sponsors in it’s history, it has bee played at Waialae Country Club since 1965.
This tournament can help these golfers create some much-needed moment going into the major season. With the Masters being just a few short months away, these players want to set the tone for a great 2015 year.