Sony Open Betting Tips & Predictions for the 2019 Sony Open in Hawaii from Thursday 10th January to Sunday 13th January from Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii shown live on Sky Sports.
Type of player suited to challenge
To be a winner here you need to be someone who strikes the ball well and accurately. The greens are rather small this week so accuracy into the greens as well as excellent scrambling is required to set the winner apart from the field. The weather is going to be near perfect so it’s essential the putter is red hot this week as the winning score looks set to be very low.
Charles Howell has been a serial money earner over his career on the US Tour with earnings on $37m however he had not been in the winners circle since winning the 2007 Nissan Open until he was victorious at the RSM Classic in November 2018. This is one of his favourite events and always approaches this tournament with confidence.
Howell has form figures at this tournament of 4-15-27-3-53-2-69-4-5-68-2-3-8-26-13-8-32 and has shot under par in 27 of his last 28 rounds. He is in good form and at the prices looks a good bet here this week.
Kizzire had a solid run last week at the Sentry last week finishing 8th and putting well, which will be important here this week. He is the reigning champion here and Patton is returning full of confidence after finishing 15th in the RSM and winning the QBE shootout alongside another of our tips Brian Harman.
Cameron Smith has competed on 6 occasions since he won the Tour Championship, finishing 22-7-54 in his first 3 events before a 10th placed finish at the Australian Open, 2nd in the World Cup alongside compatriot Marc Leishman and then he won the Australian PGA Championship.
Smith has improved year on year here with course form of 81-27-18 so another leap in the right direction could see him place and even challenge for his maiden singles title on the US Tour.
Harman won the QBE Shootout alongside partner Patton Kizzire and has good memories here after finishing 4th here last year and a return to Waialae, a perfect layout for him could see a return to the winners circle.