Sony Open Golf Betting Tips & Preview 2017

Sony Open Golf Betting Tips & Preview 2017

by 9th January 2017

Sony Open in Hawaii Preview 2017

Hawaii brings fun and beaches to mind and the Sony Open in Hawaii goes one step beyond in amalgamating fun and sports. It is part of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Series and began way back in 1965. The Hawaiian Open – which was how the tournament started then – has moved from various sponsors and has been sponsored by Sony since 1999.

Sony Open Tip One

Jimmy Walker
best odds @ 22/1 with Betfair

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Sony Open Tip Two

Jordan Spieth
best odds @ 13/2 with Betfair

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Venue & Prize Fund at the Sony Open in Hawaii
Waialae CC, Honolulu, HI • Purse: $6,000,000

The 2017 Sony Open is the 52nd edition of the tournament and has consistently been played at the Waialae Country Club. There aren’t many venues in the world that match its consistency – in fact, there are only three other such places. The total prize amount for the tournament is US$ 6million and the winner also pockets 500 FedEx Cup points.

The 7,044-yard par-70 Waialae course was designed by Seth Raynor and Charles Banks with signature ideas of other famous courses making their way to this venue. To quote some, the first hole reminds players of the famous “Road Hole” at the St. Andrews’ Old course, while the one on 17th has a “redan” green sloping sharply both from front-to-back and also from right-to-left.

Going back in history, the tournament boasts of five multiple winners. Incidentally, all five of them are two-time Champions – Hubert Green, Corey Pavin, Lanny Wadkins, Ernie Els and Jimmy Walker. Last year’s edition was won by the Argentine Fabian Gomez who played seven consecutive birdies on the final day forcing a play-off against Brandt Snedeker that he eventually won on the second extra hole.

Walker won the tournament in 2014 and 2015 missing out narrowly on a hat-trick last year. No doubt, he will be desperate to pull away from the company and he has a two-time winning history. But he will have to contend with a tough field headed by the world number five Jordan Spieth who will be ending his two-year absence from Waialae this year.

Olympic Champion Justin Rose is another notable name as the field boasts of eight entrants from the top-25 of the world rankings. Former Sony Champions Jerry Kelly, Fred Funk and Vijay Singh are the three 50-and-over players who will take part in this year’s edition of the tournament.

The current FedEx Cup points leader Hideki Matsuyama is one of the top guns to watch out this week. He has finished no lower than second in his last five starts in 2016 and can create history by becoming just the fourth Asian to capture the Sony Open title.

Among the rookies, all eyes will be on Cody Gribble (fall winner at Sanderson Farms) and Mackenzie Hughes (winner at RSM Classic) who head the list of 13 rookies eyeing their first Sony Open start. There are also a trio of Japan Tour players playing on sponsor exemption – Hideto Tanihara, Satoshi Kodaira and Daisuke Kataoka.

It would be stating the obvious to say that Spieth will be the prime attraction at this year’s Sony Open. Will the American mark his comeback after a two-year absence at the Waialae with a win?

Golf Tips for the Sony Open in Hawaii

Jimmy Walker has been a standing dish in this event in recent years with two wins in the last three years and with him showing up well for a long time in the SBS last week rates as our first tip to win. 2015 saw Walker win by an impressive nine shots from Scott Piercy and he has shown on more than one occasion that he performs well early season. He is freely available at odds of 22/1 and we shall be backing at 2pts each way with Betfair.

We put up Jordan Spieth last week and we will not desert him this week. His early round form was a bit patchy but he did make a bundle of birdies and his final round 65 equaled the best round of the week which moved him into a tie for third. He is primed and ready to go. Back him 3pts each way at odds of 13/2 with Betfair.

Sony Open Tip One

Jimmy Walker
best odds @ 22/1 with Betfair

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Sony Open Tip Two

Jordan Spieth
best odds @ 13/2 with Betfair

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Outright Betting odds for the Sony Open in Hawaii

Jordan Spieth 6/1
Hideki Matsuyama 7/1
Justin Thomas 12/1
Jimmy Walker 20/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Paul Casey 20/1
Justin Rose 30/1
Gary Woodland 35/1
Daniel Berger 40/1
Pat Perez 40/1
Billy Horschel 40/1
Charles Howell III 40/1
Bill Haas 40/1
Scott Piercy 45/1
Russell Knox 40/1
Chris Kirk 50/1
Jason Dufner 50/1
Zach Johnson 40/1
Russell Henley 50/1

60/1 bar – All prices are from Paddypower Bookmaker and are subject to change – Each Way 1/5 odds 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

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