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ALOHA, FRIENDS

January 11, 2023

EVENT: Sony Open in Hawaii 🌺 (Thurs-Sun)

WHY WE’LL WATCH: The first full-field PGA Tour event since pre-Thanksgiving features some players who took a 37-minute flight 🛩️ from last week’s Sentry event. Hideki Matsuyama defends his title after shooting 23-under, outlasting Russell Henley in a playoff.

COURSE INFO: Honolulu’s Waialae CC is short (7,020 yards, par-70) and tight with doglegs and 83 bunkers.

THE FAVS: With only seven of the world’s top 25 playing, here are the top five: Tom Kim (+1100), Sungjae Im (+1200), Jordan Spieth (+1600) Brian Harman (+1600) and Matsuyama (+2000).

BET TO CONSIDER: Kim Top 5 (+250). He finished fifth last weekend, and eight of the last nine Sony Open champs warmed up at the Sentry.