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PGA Tour stays in Hawaii, Korn Ferry prepares for Bahamas | Nation World News

PGA Tour

Sony Open

Site: Honolulu

Course: Vaiale CC. Yardages: 7,044. Cross: 70.

Prize Money: $7.5 million. Winner’s share: $1,350,000.

Television: Thursday-Saturday, 7-10:30 pm (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending Champion: Kevin Na.

FedEx Cup Leader: Taylor Gooch.

Last week: Cameron Smith won the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Notes: This ground features 22 of the 38 players who started the new year on Maui at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Kapalua winner Cameron Smith at No. 10 is the only player in the top 10 after Bryson DeChambeau said he had a pain in his wrist. … Justin Thomas is the last player to sweep the aerial swing in 2017. … The field includes Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, Takumi Kanaya and world No. 1 amateur Keita Nakajima, all three previous winners of the Asia-Pacific Amateur. … Jim Furyk and Jerry Kelly are playing on sponsor discounts before the start of PGA Tour Champions on the Big Island next week. … Charles Howell III is making his 21st consecutive debut at the Sony Open. His career earnings at Viola exceed $3 million without ever winning. He has six places in the top four. … Matt Jones scored 62-61 at Kapalua over the weekend and finished third. It adds to the low weekend score set by Patrick Rodgers at Sea Island in 2019 and Steve Stricker at the Bob Hope Classic in 2009 earlier on the PGA Tour. None of them went on to win.

Next week: The American Express.



Korn Ferry Tour

Bahamas Great Eczema Classic.

Site: Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Course: Sandals Emerald Bay GC. Yardage: 7,001. Par : 72.

Date: 16-19 January (Sunday-Wednesday).

Prize Money: $750,000. Winner’s share: $135,000.

Television: None.

Defending Champion: Tommy Gainey.

Previous Tournament: Joseph Bramlett won the Korn Ferry Tour Championship on 5 September.

Next week: The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic.




Previous Tournament: Jin Young Ko won the CME Group Tour Championship.

Next week: Hilton Grand Vacation Tournament of Champions.

Race to CME Globe Winner: Jin Young Ko.



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Previous Tournament: Thriston Lawrence won the Joburg Open.

Next week: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

DP World Tour Leader: Thriston Lawrence.



PGA Tour Champions

Previous Tournament: Phil Mickelson won the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Next week: Mitsubishi Electric Championships in Hualalai.

Charles Schwab Cup Winner: Bernhard Langer.



Other Tours

PGA Tour of Australia: Australian PGA Championship, Royal Queensland GC, Brisbane, Australia. Defending Champion: Adam Scott. Online:

Asian Tour: Singapore International, Tanah Merah CC (Tampins), Singapore. Defending Champion: New event. Online:


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