2023 Sony Open In Hawaii: How to Watch, Event Schedule & All You Need to Know

The beautiful island of Oahu, the stage for the 2023 Sony Open
The beautiful island of Oahu, the stage for the 2023 Sony Open
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The Sony Open is the 2nd tournament of the PGA and the second stop on the Hawaii Swing. Though the Sony Open is celebrating its 25th year hosting in Hawaii, the event has been around for some 58 years, which is a really long stretch. The continued success of the tournament has grown their annual  donations from $256,000 in 1999 to over $1,200,000 annually today, which makes it the largest charity golf event in Hawaii. Over the years they’ve raised over $23 million, reaching 560 million homes across 216 countries. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 Sony Open.

Tournament Info

Tournament Dates

January 4, 2023 - January 8, 2023

Venue

Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Oahu

Players in the Field

144 Players

Title Sponsor

Sony Group Corporation

TV Coverage

Golf Channel | NBC

Defending Champion

Cameron Smith

How to Watch the 2023 Sony Open

With today’s accessibility to media, we can watch and follow along with our favorite tournaments from just about anywhere. Staying up to date with the Sony Open, though several time zones away, is no different. Viewers can watch coverage live either on television or on their favorite streaming platforms.

Television Coverage

Channel

Thursday 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

NBC



4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Golf Channel

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

PGA Tour Live

Platform

Thursday 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

ESPN+

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

ESPN+

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Who won the Sony Open in 2022?

Hideki Matsuyama won the Sony Open back in 2022. Hideki Matsuyama won in a dramatic turn of events, where he needed an eagle to force a playoff with Russell Henly. He went on to make eagle on the 18th hole to secure the win. With his win, he took home $1,350,000. 10% of those earnings went directly to Matsuyama’s caddie, Shota Hayafyji.

Other past champions:

  • Sony Open Champion 2021: Kevin Na
  • Sony Open Champion 2020: Cameron Smith
  • Sony Open Champion 2019: Matt Kuchar
  • Sony Open Champion 2018: Patton Kizzire 

What Island is the Sony Open played on?


The Sony Open will be played on the island of Oahu. More specifically, the Sony Open will be in the city of Honolulu. This has been the venue for the Sony Open for the last 25 years.

Does the Sony Open have a cut line?


Yes, the Sony Open, unlike the Sentry TOC which was played one week before, features a 36-hole cut line. We won’t have a good idea on the projected cut number until well into the second round, but we do expect it to feature the top 65 players and ties.

How long has Sony been the title sponsor for the Open in Hawaii?


Though the Hawaiian Open golf competition has been around since 1965, Sony didn’t become the title sponsor until 1999. Since then, Sony has continued to support the Hawaiian community with increased charitable donations exceeding $23 million.


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