The Sony Open in Hawaii is the PGA Tour’s first full-field event of the year , and is part of the tour’s FedEx Cup Series. It has been played at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii since the event originally began as the Hawaiian Open in 1965. Starting in 1971, the tournament was moved from fall to winter and is currently held in January. It’s the second overall event and the first full-field event on the PGA Tour schedule.

 Sony Open Past Winners:

Year Player Country Score To par 1st Prize
($)
Sony Open in Hawaii
2013 Russell Henley  United States 256 –24 1,008,000
2012 Johnson Wagner  United States 267 –13 990,000
2011 Mark Wilson  United States 264 –16 990,000
2010 Ryan Palmer  United States 265 –15 990,000
2009 Zach Johnson  United States 265 –15 972,000
2008 K. J. Choi  South Korea 266 –14 954,000
2007 Paul Goydos  United States 266 –14 936,000
2006 David Toms  United States 261 –19 918,000
2005 Vijay Singh  Fiji 269 –11 864,000
2004 Ernie Els (2)  South Africa 262PO –18 864,000
2003 Ernie Els  South Africa 264PO –16 810,000
2002 Jerry Kelly  United States 266 –14 720,000
2001 Brad Faxon  United States 260 –20 720,000
2000 Paul Azinger  United States 261 –19 522,000
1999 Jeff Sluman  United States 271 –9 468,000
United Airlines Hawaiian Open
1998 John Huston  United States 260 -28 324,000
1997 Paul Stankowski  United States 271PO –17 216,000
1996 Jim Furyk  United States 277PO –11 216,000
1995 John Morse  United States 269 –19 216,000
1994 Brett Ogle  Australia 269 –19 216,000
1993 Howard Twitty  United States 269 –19 216,000
1992 John Cook  United States 265 –23 216,000
United Hawaiian Open
1991 Lanny Wadkins (2)  United States 270 –18 198,000
Hawaiian Open
1990 David Ishii  United States 279 –9 180,000
1989 Gene Sauers  United States 197 –19 135,000
1988 Lanny Wadkins  United States 271 –17 108,000
1987 Corey Pavin (2)  United States 270PO –18 108,000
1986 Corey Pavin  United States 272 –16 90,000
1985 Mark O’Meara  United States 267 –21 90,000
1984 Jack Renner  United States 271PO –17 90,000
1983 Isao Aoki  Japan 268 –20 58,500
1982 Wayne Levi  United States 277 –11 58,500
1981 Hale Irwin  United States 265 –23 58,500
1980 Andy Bean  United States 266 –22 58,500
1979 Hubert Green (2)  United States 267 –21 54,000
1978 Hubert Green  United States 274PO –14 50,000
1977 Bruce Lietzke  United States 273 –15 48,000
1976 Ben Crenshaw  United States 270 –18 46,000
1975 Gary Groh  United States 274 –14 44,000
1974 Jack Nicklaus  United States 271 –17 44,000
1973 John Schlee  United States 273 –15 40,000
1972 Grier Jones  United States 274PO –14 40,000
1971 Tom Shaw  United States 273 –15 40,000
1969 Bruce Crampton  Australia 274 –14 25,000
1968 Lee Trevino  United States 272 –16 25,000
1967 Dudley Wysong  United States 284PO –4 20,000
1966 Ted Makalena  United States 271 –17 8,500
1965 Gay Brewer  United States 281PO –7 9,000
Previous incarnations recognized by PGA Tour.
1948 Cary Middlecoff  United States 274 –10 2,000
1947 E.J. “Dutch” Harrison  United States 275 –13 2,000
1929 Craig Wood  United States 289 +1 1,600
1928 Bill Mehlhorn  United States 291

 

Multiple Winners:

Four men have won this tournament more than once through 2013.

  • 2 wins
    • Ernie Els: 2003, 2004
    • Hubert Green: 1978, 1979
    • Corey Pavin: 1986, 1987
    • Lanny Wadkins: 1988, 1991

Sony Open Records:

  • Tournament record: 256 (Russell Henley, 2013)
  • 54-hole record: 194 (John Huston, 1998; Brad Faxon, 2001)
  • 36-hole record: 128 (Davis Love III, 1994; John Huston, 1998; Paul Azinger, 2000; Brad Faxon, 2001; John Cook, 2002)
  • 18-hole record: 60 (Davis Love III, 1994 – par was 72)
  • Course record: 62 (John Cook, Charles Howell III, 2002; Stephen Allan, Frank Lickliter, 2004; Ernie Els, 2005; Tadd Fujikawa, 2009)

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