Last weeks Hyundai Tournament of Champions showed just why Jordan Spieth is the planets best golfer. An extraordinary exhibition of chipping and putting ended up giving Speith a very comfortable win by 8 shots. This week The PGA Tour stays in Hawaii for the Sony Open in Hawaii. There are quite a few noticeable absentees from last weeks star studded tournament, but there are still a few big names that are playing, but only 7 out of the top 30 in the official world rankings will be teeing it up. Jimmy Walker has won this event twice in a row and will be certainly feel he can do it again. No one has ever won this event 3 times in a row. Ernie Els came close but lost out by 1 shot to Vigay Singh in 2005. Waialae Country Club is the venue and plays 7, 044 yards and is a par 70. Like most courses in this beautiful country, it is full of majestic ocean views with towering mountains never too far away. It will be another great battle and possibly a chance for a rookie on the tour to step up and take advantage of a weakened field. That’s providing someone can stop Jimmy Walker on his quest for a third title in as many years.
Jimmy Walker (+1200 BetOnline.ag)
If anybody knows how to win this tournament it is Jimmy Walker. The talented Texan is aiming for a hat-trick of wins in this event and comes into the tournament in good form after finishing 10th last week. With a slightly weakened field and a love for this event, Jimmy Walker will no doubt be at the top end of the leaderboard all weekend and may well find himself on top of the pile come late Sunday.
Kevin Kisner (+1800 BetOnline.ag)
Kevin Kisner finished last weeks tournament in 9th place and has already won this season at the RSM Classic back in November. Kisner has turned into a very consistent player on The PGA Tour and always gives himself a chance of winning. There is no doubt that Kisner will push Walker all the way this weekend as the two of them battle it out for top honors in Hawaii.
Emiliano Grillo (+4000 BetOnline.ag)
Emiliano Grillo is emerging as one of the tours brightest young prospects. He won the Frys.com Open at the back end of last season and will certainly be looking forward to contesting throughout the course of the season. A tournament like the Sony Open in Hawaii is all set up for the young Argentine to do well in and if he gets the bit between his teeth, he will prove a very tough opponent to beat.