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December 13, 2016

2017 Sony Open in Hawaii


Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced the overview of "Sony Open in Hawaii" to be held from Thursday, January 12th, 2017 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 eighteen 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 $1 million mark annually benefiting more than 150 not-for-profit organizations.
Tournament:
Sony Open in Hawaii ("Sony Open")
Schedule:
Thursday, January 12th, 2017 1st day First round
Friday, January 13th, 2017 2nd day Second round
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 3rd day Third round
Sunday, January 15th, 2017 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 15th 10:00am- JST LIVE
Final round: January 16th 10:00am- JST LIVE
Golf Network (Japan)
First round: January 13th 9:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
Second round: January 14th 9:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
Third round: January 15th 9:00am-10:00am JST LIVE, 4:00pm-06:00pm JST
Final round: January 16th 8:00am-10:00am JST LIVE, 4:00pm-07:00pm JST
Main players (subject to change):
Stewart Cink / Jason Dufner / Bill Haas / Jerry Kelly / Hideki Matsuyama / Charl Schwartzel
Webb Simpson / Brandt Snedecker / David Toms
Course:
Waialae Country Club (Length 7,044 yards / Par 70)
Purse:
$6,000,000
Champion's prize:
$1,080,000
Defending Champion:
Fabian Gomez
Host / Sponsor of Record:
Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.
Title sponsor:
Sony Corporation
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