2019 Sony Open: Preview capsule, TV viewer's guide

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 11: Jordan Spieth of United States hits his second shot on the 16th hole during the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 11, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images) Masterpress/Getty Images

2019 Sony Open: Preview capsule, TV viewer's guide

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2019 Sony Open: Preview capsule, TV viewer's guide

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Defending champion Patton Kizzire, two time winner Jimmy Walker, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas – who opened with a 59 at Waialae Country Club two years ago –  are among the notables in the field at the PGA Tour Sony Open this week.

The Sony Open is the first full-field event on the PGA Tour 2019 calendar and concludes the Tour’s two-week so-called “Aloha Swing.” Play begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Patrick Reed and Bubba Watson will be joining Thomas and DeChambeau and 18 others who played at the Sentry TOC this past week. TOC champion Xander Schauffele will not be among them. Watson is making his first appearance at Waialae since 2010.

Sony Open Viewer’s Guide

Event: Sony Open
When: Thursday-Sunday
Course: Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii (1927)
Distance: 7,044 yards
Par: 70
Defending Champion: Patton Kizzire
Event Record: Justin Thomas (253 over 72 holes) in 2017
Last Year: Kizzire outlasted James Hahn on the sixth hole of a playoff after closing with a 63 in the final round.
Buzz: This is the 54th consecutive year that the PGA Tour has held an event at Waialae, making it the fourth-oldest Tour stop in terms of continuous annual use. Waialae dates back to 1927 is the only course to ever host the Sony Open.

Sony Open TV Coverage

(All Times Eastern)
Thursday: 7-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 7-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 7-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Sunday: 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel)

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