2018 Sony Open Picks and Tournament Preview

Sony Open LogoThe first full field PGA Tour tournament of the 2018 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.

Daily 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 Sentry Tournament of Champions 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.

2018 Sony Open Tourney Preview

The field for the 2018 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 2017. Fantasy golf players will again look to our partner site 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 Sentry Tournament of Champions and which ones have a strong course history playing at Waialae CC.

Free Golf Contest for the Sony Open

Dates - January 11 – January 14, 2018

Prize Pool - $6,200,000

First Place - $1,116,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

2018 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

Justin Thomas Defending ChampionJustin Thomas2017 - Justin Thomas

 

Fabian Gomez2016 – Fabian Gomez

 

Jimmy Walker2015 – Jimmy Walker

 

Jimmy Walker2014 - Jimmy Walker

 

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

2018 Sony Open Fantasy Golf Picks Info

With the new season full steam ahead the prize money for fantasy golf is getting bigger again. If you are already a player at DraftKings, check out FanDuel.com. They are the other HUGE fantasy golf site that has been running DFS golf games since early 2017. They have FREE fantasy golf games to play and you can also play for some great cash contests too. If you haven't played daily fantasy golf at FanDuel yet, try them out this week and see why they have snared a good chunk of fantasy golf players on to their site.

Why you need expert picks for the 2018 Sony Open

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Expert Golf Picks for the Sony Open