The 2022 Sony Open in Hawaii returns to conclude the Hawaiian stops after kicking off the 2022 schedule with the Sentry Tournament of Champions last week. The Tour jumps from the island of Maui to the island of O’ahu as the field descends on Waialae Country Club with tournament play beginning on Thursday, January 13th and concluding on Sunday, January 16th.
Kevin Na picked up his fifth PGA Tour victory last season at the Sony Open in Hawaii, firing a four-day total of 21-under and beating Chris Kirk and Joaquin Niemann by one stroke. Na aims to be the first player to repeat at this event since Jimmy Walker won it in 2014 and 2015.
The winner of the event earns 500 FedEx Cup points and $1.35 million of the $7.5 million purse. The field consists of 144 players. Here’s our Golf Betting analysis for the rapidly approaching Sony Open in Hawaii event so you can bet against the PGA Tour odds.
Golf Betting Preview for the 2022 Sony Open
Waialae Country Club
Waialae Country Club has hosted the Sony Open in Hawaii since 1965 and is one of the longest-tenured venues. A Seth Raynor design, the course stretches 7,044 yards and plays as a par-70.
Founded in 1927, the course contrasts the open and hilly layout players faced last week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Waialae showcases a flatter and narrower track and wind can play a factor. Expect a lower-scoring tournament this week, with the averaging winning score around 19-under over the last decade.
Sony Tournament in Hawaii Field
The field expands from 39 to 144 this week, with 24 players making the island-hop after last week’s tournament. Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama highlights the field after Bryson DeChambeau was a late withdrawal from the tournament this week. Matsuyama finished T13 last week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Last week’s champion Cameron Smith plans to tee it up. Smith won this event back in 2020. Other recent past champions making the start include Matt Kuchar and Patton Kizzire.
Many of last season’s Korn Ferry Tour graduates make their first start of 2022, led by last year’s points leader Stephan Jaeger. Fans also get a chance to watch the No. 1 amateur in the world Keita Nakajima play in the tournament of a sponsorship exemption.
Sony Tournament in Hawaii Betting Odds
Cameron Smith has a chance to win the back-to-back tournament, and Vegas gives him the best chance this week at +800 odds. Smith didn’t have his best stuff here last year, finishing T62 after taking home the victory in 2020.
After Smith, the field opens up with Webb Simpson (+1200) having the next-best odds. Simpson had a pair of top-15 finishes during the fall swing and finished 17th at the Hero World Challenge in his last event played.
International players Sung-Jae Im and Marc Leishman are grouped together at +1600. Im won at the Shriners Children’s Open in the fall and wrapped up last week T8. Leishman opened the fall with a fourth and third-place finish and comes to O’ahu after a T10 showing in Maui.
Rounding out the favorites include Matsuyama (+1800) and Canadian Corey Conners. Conners played only three events in the fall, his last a T22 at the RSM Classic in mid-November.