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Sony Open in Hawaii: Television schedule, tee times, predictions and more

The two-tournament stretch of the PGA Tour in Hawaii continues this week from last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions for the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

Last week, Jon Rahm overcame a seven-stroke deficit to win the Sentry Tournament of Champions as Collin Morikawa collapsed on the final nine holes.

This week, a compelling field of a full 144 players take the stage in Paradise, including the reigning champion from last year’s tournament, Hideki Matsuyama.

Related: PGA Tour Power Rankings from the Sentry Tournament of Champions

What channel is the Sony Open on?

The Sony Open will primarily be televised between the Golf Channel and NBC. Due to Super Wild Card weekend of the NFL schedule, NBC and the Golf Channel are splitting the weekend.

Television schedule for the Sony Open (major networks)

RoundDateTime (PT)TV
1Thursday Jan. 124:00 – 7:30 p.m.Golf Channel
2Friday Jan. 134:00 – 7:30 p.m.Golf Channel
3Saturday Jan. 141:00 – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
NBC
Golf Channel
4Sunday Jan. 151:00 – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
NBC
Golf Channel

Other TV coverage for the Sony Open

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In addition to NBC and the Golf Channel, the Sony Open will be broadcasted on ESPN+ and Peacock. The tournament will also be on the airwaves of Sirius XM for only the first and second rounds.

Thursday, Jan. 12 (Round 1)

ESPN+: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT

Peacock: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT

Sirius XM – 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT

Friday, Jan. 13 (Round 2)

ESPN+: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT

Peacock: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT

Sirius XM – 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT

Saturday, Jan. 14 (Round 3)

ESPN+: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Peacock: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Sunday, Jan. 15 (Round 4)

ESPN+: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Peacock: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Who are some of the top golfers in the Sony Open?

In addition to Matusyama, who was also the 2021 Masters Champion, there are some high-caliber players who have made a name for themselves that and are competing this week.

Besides Matsuyama, there are a couple of past major champions playing this week, including 2019 U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland and 2017 Open Champion Jordan Spieth.

Spieth, who is one of 19 players to island hop from Maui to Oahu, shot 19-under par last week and tied for 13th place.

There are a couple of previous Players Champions in the field this week, including Si Woo Kim and Webb Simpson.

Sony Open pairings

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Round 1 tee times (Thursday; all times PT)

9:10 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Brendan Steele, Jonathan Byrd, Matthias Schwab

Tee# 10 – Troy Merritt, Kyle Stanley, Christiaan Bezuiednhout

9:20 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Michael Kim, Parker McLachlin, Doc Redman

Tee# 10 – Emiliano Grillo, Chesson Hadley, Alex Smalley

9:30 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Andrew Putnam, K.J. Choi, Mark Hubbard

Tee# 10 – Chris Kirk, Maverick McNealy, Kelly Kraft

9:40 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Stewart Cink, Si Woo Kim, Jim Herman

Tee# 10 – Chad Ramey, Lucas Glover, Cam Davis

9:50 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Adam Svensson, Harris English, Michael Thompson

Tee# 10 – Russell Henley, Tom Hoge, Matt Kuchar

10:00 a.m.

Tee# 1 – J.J. Spaun, Ryan Brehm, Webb Simpson

Tee# 10 – Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson

10:10 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Ryan Moore, Sam Ryder, Max McGreevy

Tee# 10 – Brian Harman, Russell Knox, Austin Smotherman

10;20 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Nate Lashley, Scott Piercy, Brandon Wu

Tee# 10 – Adam Schnek, Zac Blair, Kramer Hickok

10:30 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Kevin Yu, MJ Daffue, Vincent Norman

Tee# 10 – Justin Suh, Eric Cole, Matti Schmid

10:40 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Trevor Cone, Kevin Roy, Kohei Okada

Tee# 10 – Erik Barnes, Sam Stevens, Cole Hammer

10:50 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Dylan Wu, Carson Young, Danny Guise

Tee# 10 – Davis Thompson, Tano Goya, Kaito Onishi

11:00 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Harry Hall, Kyle Westmoreland, Yuto Katsuragawa

Tee# 10 – Paul Haley II, Trevor Werbylo, Austen Truslow

1:50 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Peter Malnati, Denny McCarthy, Kurt Kitayama

Tee# 10 – Kevin Tway, Aaron Baddeley, Brian Stuard

2:00 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Patton Kizzire, David Lingmerth, Hayden Buckley

Tee# 10 – Ryan Palmer, Kevin Streelman, Aaron Rai

2:10 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Brice Garnett, Ryan Armour, Stephan Jaeger

Tee# 10 – Keith Mitchell, Jimmy Walker, Byeong Hun An

2:20 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Robert Streb, Richy Werenski, Nick Taylor

Tee# 10 – K.H. Lee, Tyler Duncan, Gary Woodland

2:30 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Keegan Bradley, Tom Kim, Mackenzie Hughes

Tee# 10 – Chez Reavie, J.T. Poston, Brendon Todd

2:40 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Hideki Matsuyama, Sungjae Im, Adam Scott

Tee# 10 – Danny Lee, David Lipsky, Greyson Sigg

2:50 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Corey Conners, Rory Sabbatini, Jerry Kelly

Tee# 10 – Adam Long, Austin Cook, Ben Martin

3:00 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Nick Hardy, Ben Taylor, Harrison Endycott

Tee# 10 – Joseph Bramlett, Zechang Dou, Brandon Matthews

3:10 p.m.

Tee#1 – Taylor Montgomery, Carl Yuan, Taiga Semikawa

Tee# 10 – Michael Gligic, Nico Echavarria, Jesse Mueller

3:20 p.m.

Tee#1 – Ben Griffin, Augusto Nunez, Keita Nakajima

Tee# 10 – Robby Shelton, Andrew Novak, Joseph Winslow

3:30 p.m.

Tee#1 – Harry Higgs, Will Gordon, Kazuki Higa

Tee# 10 – Scott Harrington, Brent Grant, Michael Castillo

3:40 p.m.

Tee#1 – S.H. Kim, Anders Albertson, George Markham

Tee# 10 – Tyson Alexander, Austin Eckroat, Blaze Akana

Round 2 tee times (Friday; all times PT)

9:10 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Kevin Tway, Aaron Baddeley, Brian Stuard

Tee# 10 – Peter Malnati, Denny McCarthy, Kurt Kitayama

9:20 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Ryan Palmer, Kevin Streelman, Aaron Rai

Tee# 10 – Patton Kizzire, David Lingmerth, Hayden Buckley

9:30 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Keith Mitchell, Jimmy Walker, Byeong Hun An

Tee# 10 – Brice Garnett, Ryan Armour, Stephan Jaeger

9:40 a.m.

Tee# 1 – K.H. Lee, Tyler Duncan, Gary Woodland

Tee# 10 – Robert Streb, Richy Werenski, Nick Taylor

9:50 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Chez Reavie, J.T. Poston, Brendon Todd

Tee# 10 – Keegan Bradley, Tom Kim, Mackenzie Hughes

10:00 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Danny Lee, David Lipsky, Greyson Sigg

Tee# 10 – Hideki Matsuyama, Sungjae Im, Adam Scott

10:10 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Adam Long, Austin Cook, Ben Martin

Tee# 10 – Corey Conners, Rory Sabbatini, Jerry Kelly

10:20 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Joseph Bramlett, Zechang Dou, Brandon Matthews

Tee# 10 – Nick Hardy, Ben Taylor, Harrison Endycott

10:30 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Michael Gligic, Nico Echavarria, Jesse Mueller

Tee# 10 – Taylor Montgomery, Carl Yuan, Taiga Semikawa

10:40 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Robby Shelton, Andrew Novak, Joseph Winslow

Tee# 10 – Ben Griffin, Augusto Nunez, Keita Nakajima

10:50 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Scott Harrington, Brent Grant, Michael Castillo

Tee# 10 – Harry Higgs, Will Gordon, Kazuki Higa

11:00 a.m.

Tee# 1 – Tyson Alexander, Austin Eckroat, Blaze Akana

Tee# 10 – S.H. Kim, Anders Albertson, George Markham

1:50 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Troy Merritt, Kyle Stanley, Christiaan Bezuiednhout

Tee# 10 – Brendan Steele, Jonathan Byrd, Matthias Schwab

2:00 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Emiliano Grillo, Chesson Hadley, Alex Smalley

Tee# 10 – Michael Kim, Parker McLachlin, Doc Redman

2:10 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Chris Kirk, Maverick McNealy, Kelly Kraft

Tee# 10 – Andrew Putnam, K.J. Choi, Mark Hubbard

2:20 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Chad Ramey, Lucas Glover, Cam Davis

Tee# 10 – Stewart Cink, Si Woo Kim, Jim Herman

2:30 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Russell Henley, Tom Hoge, Matt Kuchar

Tee# 10 – Adam Svensson, Harris English, Michael Thompson

2:40 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson

Tee# 10 – J.J. Spaun, Ryan Brehm, Webb Simpson

2:50 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Brian Harman, Russell Knox, Austin Smotherman

Tee# 10 – Ryan Moore, Sam Ryder, Max McGreevy

3:00 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Adam Schnek, Zac Blair, Kramer Hickok

Tee# 10 – Nate Lashley, Scott Piercy, Brandon Wu

3:10 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Justin Suh, Eric Cole, Matti Schmid

Tee# 10 – Kevin Yu, MJ Daffue, Vincent Norman

3:20 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Erik Barnes, Sam Stevens, Cole Hammer

Tee# 10 – Trevor Cone, Kevin Roy, Kohei Okada

3:30 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Davis Thompson, Tano Goya, Kaito Onishi

Tee# 10 – Dylan Wu, Carson Young, Danny Guise

3:40 p.m.

Tee# 1 – Paul Haley II, Trevor Werbylo, Austen Truslow

Tee# 10 – Harry Hall, Kyle Westmoreland, Yuto Katsuragawa

How much are tickets for the Sony Open?

Tickets to walk on the grounds for the Sony Open will be $30 per day. Although the Sweet 16 Chalet Hospitality Passes are sold out, fans can still get the Season Badge for $90, which is good for the entire week.  

To grow the game, children 15 and under are admitted free into the Sony Open when accompanied with a ticketed adult. In addition, those who are affiliated with the U.S. military or are veterans are provided free admission.

Payout for the Sony Open 2023

The total purse for the event is $7.9 million and the winner is expected to receive a cash prize of $1.4 million.

5 players who can raise the trophy on Sunday

Tom Kim

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A week ago, Tom Kim made his Sentry Tournament of Champions debut and led the field in both strokes gained tee to green and par-5 scoring en route to his top five finish. That momentum will key for the 20-year-old, who already has a win this season.

The basic fundamentals of golf – hitting fairways and making putts – will be shown this week in Honolulu as that was the difference last week in Maui. If Kim can continue his play from a week ago, he will be in prime position to be at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday.

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth, who is the betting favorite, is making his first appearance at the Sony Open in four years. With Spieth, it is all about executing shots, knowing how much as he prepares each shot with his caddie. Shooting 19-under par will be provide momentum Spieth needs this week.

Brian Harman

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Brian Harman has played consistently well over the last seven to eight months. Since his eighth-place finish at the Travelers Championship last June, Harman only has missed one cut and has one finish lower than 50th.

That includes a sixth-place finish at the The Open Championship, a third-place finish at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in August and concluding the season at the Tour Championship with a 21st place finish. In the fall, Harman placed second at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba and at the RSM Classic.

He also competed in last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions and shot 18-under par, good for 16th place. Harman, who is the second-best favorite behind Spieth, has the momentum as his alum just won the National Championship earlier this week.

Taylor Montgomery

Taylor Montgomery is playing in his first event of the new calendar year after playing seven events in the fall, which included just one finish worse than 20th.

The rookie has three top-10s this year, including a third-place finish at the Fortinet Championship in September. Montgomery made his last PGA Tour start at the RSM Classic where he shot all four rounds in the 60s, en route to a tied for 15th finish.

Sungjae Im

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Sungjae Im is another player who competed last week at Kapalua and recorded 19-under par through his four rounds, highlighted by an 8-under 65 on Saturday.

Shooting 65 for a round this week, which would be 5-under on the par-70 course this week is going to be ideal and as long can Im can find that rhythm this week, he has the chance to be at or near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday.