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Sony Open in Hawaii: Complete Preview, Live Stream, Start Time and Schedule

Michael DixonAnalyst IIIJanuary 11, 2012

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 16:  Mark Wilson  poses with the trophy after winning the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club on January 16, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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The first full-field event of the 2012 PGA Tour season will take place this weekend with the Sony Open in Hawaii. This is the second and final PGA Tour tournament of the season to be played in Hawaii. 

Mark Wilson won the tournament in 2011 with a score of -18, beating Tim Clark and Steve Marino by two shots. It was his first of two PGA wins on the season.

When: Thursday, Jan. 12-Sunday, Jan. 15

Where: Waialae Country Club. Honolulu, Hawaii

What They're Saying

Farrell Evans of ESPN believes that Steve Stricker will continue his hot start to the 2012 season and win his second tournament in Hawaii.


Every few years a player in his 40s takes on the kids and shows them how to play proper golf. Vijay Singh was once the king of this mountain. Then it was Kenny Perry for a while. Now it's 44-year-old Stricker, who probably will win his second event in a row this week after taking the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Yet I wouldn't be surprised to see him on Sunday afternoon in a playoff with Webb Simpson.

 

Golfer to Watch

Webb Simpson. He won on tour last year, so we know that it can be done. Still, he's fallen short on a few other occasions, unable to close the tournament out. Last week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions followed that road. 

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It will be really interesting to watch him this year. Simpson is a good golfer, but can take a step towards being a great one with a win here. A strong early season would bode well for a good year, as the later season events were far more favorable to Simpson a year ago.

Tee Times

Notable First Two Round Tee Times

Player First Round Time (EST) Second Round Time (EST)
Keegan Bradley    12:50 p.m. 5:20 p.m.
K.J. Choi 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Webb Simpson 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Steve Stricker 5:30 p.m. 1 p.m.
David Toms 5:20 p.m. 12:50 p.m.
Mark Wilson 5:20 p.m. 12:50 p.m.

Full list of times found at PGATour.com.

Third and fourth round times will be determined by where player is on leaderboard. 

TV Schedule

  Date Live Time (EST)   Replay (EST) Channel
First Round Thursday, Jan. 12   7 p.m. 11 p.m. Thursday/3 p.m. Friday     GOLF
Second Round   Friday, Jan. 13 7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday/3 p.m. Saturday GOLF
Third Round Saturday, Jan. 14 7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday/3 p.m. Sunday GOLF
Fourth Round Sunday, Jan. 15 7 p.m. 11 p.m. Sunday/11 a.m. Monday GOLF

Prediction: Zach Johnson

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - DECEMBER 04:  Zach Johnson hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the final round of the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club on December 4, 2011 in Thousand Oaks, California.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Johnson has won here before and when he gets his putter going, can win on any course in the world. Winners of this tournament are not traditionally long hitters, but those who can do it on the green. That's right up Johnson's alley.

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