2019 Sony Open in Hawaii

Dec 12, 2018

TOKYO, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced the overview of "Sony Open in Hawaii" to be held from Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at Oahu, Hawaii (US).

The Sony Open has been continuously sponsored by Sony since 1999. Every year, all proceeds from this event are channeled back into the Hawaiian community and donated to charitable organizations that support children, women, the elderly, and the poor. With a significant start of generating $256,000 for charities*1 in 1999, the tournament charity proceeds have surpassed the $1 million mark annually since 2005. With a total of approximately $18 million donated to 350 charities, the tournament is the largest charity sports event in Hawaii.  We are now aiming for the tournament charity proceeds to be $1.2 million, to annually benefit more than 150 not-for-profit organizations.

*1:Since 2000, proceeds from the tournament have been matched by The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., a charity partner that assists low-income and vulnerable individuals and families through nonprofit grants to direct-service providers. Find out more at http://hjweinbergfoundation.org/

Tournament:    

         Sony Open in Hawaii ("Sony Open")

 

Schedule:                   

Thursday,

January 10th, 2019

1st day

First round


Friday,

January 11th, 2019

2nd day

Second round


Saturday,

January 12th, 2019

3rd day

Third round


Sunday,

January 13th, 2019

4th day

Final round

 

Broadcast:




The Golf Channel (US and International)

First – third round

January 10th – 12th

7:00-10:30pm EST

LIVE

Final round

January 13th

6:00-10:00pm EST

LIVE





NHK BS-1 (Japan)




Third round

January 13th

10:00am-12:30pm JST

LIVE

Final round

January 14th

10:00am-12:00pm JST

LIVE





Golf Network (Japan)




First round

January 13th

09:00am-12:30pm JST  

LIVE

Second round

January 14th

09:00am-12:30pm JST  

LIVE

Third round

January 15th

09:00pm-12:30am JST   

LIVE

Final round

January 16th

08:00am-12:00am JST  

LIVE

Main players (subject to change):
Bryson DeChambeau, Charles Howell III, Defending Champion Patton Kizzire, Satoshi Kodaira, Hideki Matsuyama, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Vijay Singh, Steve Stricker, Jimmy Walker, Shugo Imahira, Yuki Inamori, Yuta Ikeda, Rikuya Hoshino, Takumi Kanaya (Amateur)

(In addition to professional golfers, this year's lineup will also feature Takumi Kanaya, an amateur golfer and sophomore at Tohoku Fukushi University. Mr. Kanaya's impressive resume includes first place at the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Sony supports his dream of one day competing in the PGA Tour, and we are proud to welcome him to this year's Sony Open.)

Course:

Waialae Country Club (Length 7,044 yards / Par 70)

Purse:

$6,400,000

Champion's prize:

$1,152,000

Defending Champion:   

Patton Kizzire

Host / Sponsor of Record:

Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.

Title sponsor:

Sony Corporation

 

SOURCE Sony Corporation

For further information: Local interview contact / media contact: Sony Open Secretariat +1 (808) 523-7888, Media contact: Sony Corporation, Corporate Communications & CSR, +81-3-6748-2200, sony.pressroom@sony.co.jp