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Date: January 14 - 17, 2016
Location: Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Jimmy Walker will try for his third straight Sony Open in Hawaii title at this year’s tournament, which takes place from January 14th through January 17th, 2016 at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Considering his success the past two years at this event, Walker should be among the players favored in golf betting.
Jimmy Walker defending his title last year with a 23-under 257 to win his second straight Sony Open in Hawaii. Walker’s score was just one stroke off the tournament record. He entered the final day of the 2015 tournament with a two-shot lead and finished with a 7-under 63 in the last round, defeating runner-up Scott Piercy by nine strokes. Walker won his first title here in Honolulu with a 16-under in 2014. The 36-year-old has captured eight professional wins in his career, including six on the PGA Tour. His most recent PGA Tour victory came at the Valero Texas Open on March 29th where he shot an 11-under and defeated Jordan Spieth by four strokes.
Russell Henley won the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii and set a new tournament record for lowest aggregate score with his 24-under 256. The win marked the now 26-year-old’s first PGA Tour victory of his career. He followed that up with a victory at the Honda Classic in 2014 where he went 8-under and defeated Russell Knox, Rory McIlroy and Ryan Palmer in a playoff.
The field for the 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii has not yet been set, but there is a chance former champions Ryan Palmer and Zach Johnson could be among the list of commits. Palmer won here in Honolulu in 2010 with a 15-under, marking his third win on the PGA Tour in his career. That victory was the 46-year-old’s most recent but he came close to winning another in 2014, falling in a playoff to Russell Henley at the Honda Classic. Johnson was the 2009 victor here in Hawaii and has 28 professional wins to date with 12 of those victories coming on the PGA Tour. Included in those 12 PGA Tour wins are two major championships as well. Johnson won the 2007 Masters Tournament and also captured The Open Championship on June 20th where he shot a 15-under and defeated Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in playoff.
Other recent champions at the Sony Open in Hawaii include Johnson Wagner, Mark Wilson. This year’s Sony Open in Hawaii marks the 50th year of existence for this event. It began in 1965, but was not played in 1970. This tournament currently features a $5.8 million purse in golf betting.
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How to bet on Sony Open in Hawaii
The odds of a golfer to win the Sony Open in Hawaii will generally look something like:
- Tiger Woods + 150
- Phil Mickelson + 250
- Steve Stricker + 300
- Jeff Overton + 700
- Ernie Els + 700
- Field + 600
These betting odds will be lower when betting on a golfer to finish in the top three, as the sportsbook must pay off three different winning bets.
A player would have to bet $10 to win $150 that Tiger Woods will win the Sony Open in Hawaii, while the bettor wagering on Jeff Overton stands to win $70 on their $10 wager.
Another commonly placed bet in PGA golf is head-to-head finish between two players. With this bet, a player doesn't really care what place the golfer finishes in, as long as the golfer wagered on finishes higher than the other golfer.
A head-to-head betting line for the Sony Open in Hawaii will look something like:
- Tiger Woods - 190 Steve Stricker + 150
In this bet, players wagering on Woods to finish higher than Stricker will be asked to risk $19 to win $10, while bettors believing that Stricker will finish higher than Woods will bet $10 to win $15.
Those familiar with sports betting will have no trouble making the transition to PGA golf wagering, while those new to the world of sports betting should be able to pick up the concepts of PGA golf betting without to much trouble.
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