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December 17, 2015

2016 Sony Open in Hawaii


Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced the overview of "Sony Open in Hawaii" to be held from Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at Oahu, Hawaii (US).
The event is the largest charity golf event in Hawaii and every year all proceeds from this event are channeled back into the Hawaiian community since 1999. In just seventeen years, the Sony Open has emerged as a leader in charitable giving in the state. With a significant start of generating $256,000 for 43 charities in 1999, tournament charity proceeds now surpass the $1million mark annually benefiting more than 150 not-for-profit organizations.
Tournament:
Sony Open in Hawaii ("Sony Open")
Schedule:
Thursday, January 14th, 2016 1st day First round
Friday, January 15th, 2016 2nd day Second round
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 3rd day Third round
Sunday, January 17th, 2016 4th day Final round
Broadcast:
The Golf Channel (US and International)
First - third round: 7:00-10:30pm EST LIVE
Final round: 6:00-10:00pm EST LIVE
NHK BS-1 (Japan)
Third round: January 17th 10:00-11:49am JST LIVE
Final round: January 18th 10:00-11:49am JST LIVE
Golf Network (Japan)
First round: January 15th 9:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
Second round: January 16th 9:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
Third round: January 17th 11:00pm-12:00am JST
Final round: January 18th 11:00pm-12:00am JST
Main players (subject to change):
Jason Day / Zac Johnson / Adam Scott
Daisuke Kataoka / Satoshi Kodaira / Yusaku Miyazato / Toshinori Muto / Hideto Tanihara
Course:
Waialae Country Club (Length 7,044 yards / Par 70)
Purse:
$5,800,000
Champion's prize:
$1,044,000
Defending Champion (2014 & 2015):
Jimmy Walker
Host / Sponsor of Record:
Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.
Title sponsor:
Sony Corporation
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