2021 Sony Open Sleeper Picks

Sentry Sleeper PicksThe PGA Tour stays in Hawaii for one more week for The 2021 Sony Open. Played at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, the golf course is a par 70 playing at 7,044 yards in length.

The Sony Open means we are back to a regular 65 + tiesplayer cut tournament which lends itself best for daily fantasy golf players who play at some of the Top Fantasy Golf Sites. You will once again have a lot of choices in types of contests or tournaments to play as the DFS sites start to pump out their fantasy games. Again, if you want some solid research and sleeper picks for the Sony Open, make sure you take advantage of our sign up discount when you join GolfStats.com using promo code GOLFBONUS.

Expert Sleeper Picks for the Sony Open

Although the field will have a few big names in it, historically the top golfers in the field don’t always perform well here. For some it is their first event in a while and they are shaking off the rust, for some it is a vacation to be in Hawaii and they come to play a bit of golf. It may be wise to fade some of the bigger PGA Tour names unless they played in last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions and then you can at least see how they played and set up for this week.

Sony Open Golf Course

Waialae Country Club

The Waialae Country Club is a pretty flat course. The winds can at times affect shots even if it just gets up to 20mph. If the conditions call for calm weather conditions look for the birdies to be filling all the score sheets. Holes 9 and 10 provide scoring opportunities with a short par 5 ninth hole offering up eagles and the 10th hole is a short par 4 playing at 351 yards. Generally the winning score is over or near -20 although when the winds kick up it can have finishes in the high teens.

Short hitters can score well at Waialae if their approach shots and GIR numbers stay solid with most winners being in the Top 10 in greens hit. If you are pouring over stats this week you should focus mainly on Par 4 scoring and birdies made. On any Par 70 golf course, par 4 scoring is crucial to winning a tournament with most of the previous winners at the Sony Open leading the field in their wins. Also players have to take advantage of every birdie and eagle opportunity since the winners most often are the ones with the highest total number of birdies.

Other stats to consider would be putting percentages since as mentioned this is where the scoring will be. Pay attention to golfers that have a high success on Bermuda grass which is what they will be playing on at Waialae for the 2021 Sony Open.

Some other stats to key in on are:

Strokes Gained Tee to Green

Birdie or Better %

Strokes Gained Putting

Ball Striking


A final thing to keep an eye on is course history as there are a few players that have played here year after year and have had pretty solid success. One of our sleeper picks below is a horse for the course and should be a nice Sony Open Sleeper pick to snap up for your DFS lineups.

Good Luck and enjoy the Sony Open!

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2021 Sony Open Sleeper Picks

Mackenzie Hughes - The one year that Hughes played well at the Sony Open was the year that he played the week before at the Tournament of Champions. This year Hughes has already played at the Sentry TOC and now has shaken the rust off enough to play well once again at the Sony Open. Hughes had a pretty good end to 2020 and should be a solid DFS play at DraftKings this year at a lower salary cap cost. He is a solid fantasy golf pick for your lineups if you just are looking for a guy to make the cut.

Charles Howell III - It’s almost a surprise that Howell has never won the Sony Open. He has never missed a cut in 19 straight tournaments and has ten Top 10 finishes at Waialae Country Club. Even last year he finished in a tie for 12th. As a sleeper pick he’s get in DFS lineups as a lock to make the cut and if you want to try to make a bet on him he’s worth a look at the current Sony Open betting odds.

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