2017 Sony Open Picks and Tournament Preview

Sony Open LogoThe first full field PGA Tour tournament of the 2017 season is here. The Sony Open played at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii starts to bring top golfers out of their winter slumber and back on to the hunt for FedEx points and to get off to a good start for the rest of the PGA Tour season.

Fantasy Golf is also back and players that made money last year get back to setting lineups and competing against friends and strangers for huge prizes.

Look for a pretty strong field with players that were in Hawaii in last week’s SBS TOC and others that are starting the west coast swing of the PGA Tour schedule that will see a stretch of tournaments played in California to take advantage of the nicer weather.

2017 Sony Open Tourney Preview

The field for the 2017 Sony Open should again offer players a good selection of top PGA Tour golfers as well as the crop of rookies that have already started to make a bunch of noise in the fall season that ended in 2016. Fantasy golf players will again look to DraftKings to enter into huge contests like the PGA Birdie as well as all the other tournaments that they have to choose from. You’ll want to watch which golfers played well at last week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions and which ones have a strong course history playing at Waialae CC.

Free Golf Contest for the DBC

Dates - January 12 – January 15, 2017

Prize Pool - $6,000,000

First Place - $1,080,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

2017 Sony Open Golf Course

Name of Course – Waialae Country Club

Where is Waialae Country Club - Honolulu, HI

Waialae Country ClubPar – 70

Yards – 7044

Slope Rating - 135

Year Built – 1927

Designed by - Seth Raynor

Past Sony Open Champions

Fabian Gomez Defending ChampionFabian Gomez2016 – Fabian Gomez


Jimmy Walker2015 – Jimmy Walker


Jimmy Walker2014 - Jimmy Walker


Russell Henley2013 - Russell Henley


Other Sony Open info - Trends, Tidbits

  • At the age of 14 Michelle Wie received a sponsor exemption to play on the PGA Tour at the Sony Open
  • Began in 1965 as the Hawaii Open and has been played at the Waialae Country Club since it began
  • The Sony Open has a field of 144 PGA Tour Golfers

2017 Sony Open Fantasy Golf Picks Info

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