Viewer’s guide: 2020 Sony Open tee times, TV schedule and purse

January 8, 2020

The 2020 Sony Open, the second PGA Tour event of the new year, begins Thursday in Hawaii. You can find full Sony Open tee times, along with everything else you should know about the tournament, at the bottom of this post.

2020 Sony Open preview

While it may be the second tournament of the year following last week’s Tournament of Champions, the Sony Open represents the first full-field event of 2020. Instead of the 30 Tour winners who competed at Kapalua, the Sony features a field of 144 players all vying for the trophy at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

Defending champion Matt Kuchar captured his ninth PGA Tour victory at the Sony in 2019. He’s back again this year and will tee off for the first round at 5:40 p.m. ET. Kuchar will be joined by arguably the two hottest players on the planet: Justin Thomas and Brendon Todd. Thomas took home the title last week at the TOC, and Todd finished out 2019 with back-to-back wins.

Also in the field are two stand-outs from December’s Presidents Cup. Abraham Ancer (12:10 p.m. ET) impressed International team captain Ernie Els in Australia, despite his loss to Tiger Woods in singles. The other, Patrick Reed (1:00 p.m. ET), has dominated headlines for over a month. Reed is coming off a runner-up finish last week.

If the new year is not enough motivation to play well, all American and European players will have extra inspiration in the form of Ryder Cup points. All year long they will be trying their best to rack up as many points as possible to earn a spot at Whistling Straits later this year.

Check out the full 2020 Sony Open tee times for the first two rounds and other important tournament info below.

2020 Sony Open basics

What: Sony Open
Where: Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii
When: Thursday-Sunday, January 9-12
Purse: $6.6 million ($1.188 million winner’s check)
Last year’s champion: Matt Kuchar

2020 Sony Open TV schedule

Thursday: 7-10:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday: 7-10:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 7-10:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Sunday: 6-10 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

The 2020 Sony Open kicks off Thursday, January 9, in Hawaii.
The 2020 Sony Open kicks off Thursday, January 9, in Hawaii.
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2020 Sony Open: Round 1 tee times

1st tee

12:10 p.m. – Graham DeLaet, Brandon Hagy, Shugo Imahira
12:20 p.m. – Michael Thompson, Parker McLachlin, Bud Cauley
12:30 p.m. – Fabián Gómez, D.J. Trahan, Joel Dahmen
12:40 p.m. – Troy Merritt, Daniel Berger, Jimmy Walker
12:50 p.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Martin Trainer, Hudson Swafford
1:00 p.m. – J.T. Poston, Chez Reavie, Adam Long
1:10 p.m. – Jim Herman, Andrew Landry, Vijay Singh
1:20 p.m. – Robert Streb, Jerry Kelly, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
1:30 p.m. – Rory Sabbatini, Mark Hubbard, Talor Gooch
1:40 p.m. – Hank Lebioda, Vincent Whaley, Tomoyo Ikemura
1:50 p.m. – Xinjun Zhang, Ryan Brehm, Will Gordon
2:00 p.m. – Doug Ghim, Michael Gellerman, Toru Nakajima
4:50 p.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Chris Kirk, Jamie Lovemark
5:00 p.m. – Matt Every, Alex Noren, Colt Knost
5:10 p.m. – Cameron Smith, Charley Hoffman, Matt Jones
5:20 p.m. – Scott Piercy, Pat Perez, Brendan Steele
5:30 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Webb Simpson, Hideki Matsuyama
5:40 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Brendon Todd, Matt Kuchar
5:50 p.m. – Ryan Palmer, Keith Mitchell, Satoshi Kodaira
6:00 p.m. – Brian Stuard, Anirban Lahiri, Tom Hoge
6:10 p.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Luke List, Cameron Percy
6:20 p.m. – Henrik Norlander, Chris Baker, Eric Dugas
6:30 p.m. – Cameron Davis, Matthew NeSmith, Jared Sawada
6:40 p.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Vince Covello, Ryuko Tokimatsu

10th tee

12:10 p.m. – James Hahn, Chesson Hadley, Abraham Ancer
12:20 p.m. – Bo Van Pelt, Carlos Ortiz, Adam Schenk
12:30 p.m. – Ben Martin, Patrick Rodgers, Sam Burns
12:40 p.m. – Sebastián Muñoz, Patton Kizzire, Zach Johnson
12:50 p.m. – Lanto Griffin, Joaquin Niemann, Marc Leishman
1:00 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Collin Morikawa, Brandt Snedeker
1:10 p.m. – Charles Howell III, Kevin Tway, Ryan Armour
1:20 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Smylie Kaufman, J.J. Spaun
1:30 p.m. – Mackenzie Hughes, Brian Gay, David Hearn
1:40 p.m. – Kristoffer Ventura, Michael Gligic, Kazuki Higa
1:50 p.m. – Scott Harrington, Rafael Campos, Rhein Gibson
2:00 p.m. – Tyler McCumber, Ben Taylor, Mikumu Horikawa
4:50 p.m. – Tim Wilkinson, Zac Blair, Roger Sloan
5:00 p.m. – Scott Brown, Sungjae Im, Doc Redman
5:10 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Brian Harman, Sepp Straka
5:20 p.m. – Tyler Duncan, Brice Garnett, Ted Potter, Jr.
5:30 p.m. – Nate Lashley, Corey Conners, Jason Dufner
5:40 p.m. – Sung Kang, Graeme McDowell, Aaron Wise
5:50 p.m. – Keegan Bradley, Andrew Putnam, Russell Knox
6:00 p.m. – Russell Henley, Nick Taylor, Sam Ryder
6:10 p.m. – Bo Hoag, Nelson Ledesma, Alex Beach
6:20 p.m. – Mark Anderson, Harry Higgs, Rikuya Hoshino
6:30 p.m. – Kramer Kickok, Joseph Bramlett, Tyler Ota
6:40 p.m. – Robby Shelton, Chase Seiffert, Rico Hoey

2020 Sony Open: Round 2 tee times

1st tee

12:10 p.m. – Tim Wilkinson, Zac Blair, Roger Sloan
12:20 p.m. – Scott Brown, Sungjae Im, Doc Redman
12:30 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Brian Harman, Sepp Straka
12:40 p.m. – Tyler Duncan, Brice Garnett, Ted Potter, Jr.
12:50 p.m. – Nate Lashley, Corey Conners, Jason Dufner
1:00 p.m. – Sung Kang, Graeme McDowell, Aaron Wise
1:10 p.m. – Keegan Bradley, Andrew Putnam, Russell Knox
1:20 p.m. – Russell Henley, Nick Taylor, Sam Ryder
1:30 p.m. – Bo Hoag, Nelson Ledesma, Alex Beach
1:40 p.m. – Mark Anderson, Harry Higgs, Rikuya Hoshino
1:50 p.m. – Kramer Hickok, Joseph Bramlett, Tyler Ota
2:00 p.m. – Robby Shelton, Chase Seiffert, Rico Hoey
4:50 p.m. – James Hahn, Chesson Hadley, Abraham Ancer
5:00 p.m. – Bo Van Pelt, Carlos Ortiz, Adam Schenk
5:10 p.m. – Ben Martin, Patrick Rodgers, Sam Burns
5:20 p.m. – Sebastián Muñoz, Patton Kizzire, Zach Johnson
5:30 p.m. – Lanto Griffin, Joaquin Niemann, March Leishman
5:40 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Collin Morikawa, Brandt Snedeker
5:50 p.m. – Charles Howell III, Kevin Tway, Ryan Armour
6:00 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Smylie Kaufman, J.J. Spaun
6:10 p.m. – Mackenzie Hughes, Brian Gay, David Hearn
6:20 p.m. – Kristoffer Ventura, Michael Gligic, Kazuki Higa
6:30 p.m. – Scott Harrington, Rafael Campos, Rhein Gibson
6:40 p.m. – Tyler McCumber, Ben Taylor, Mikumu Horikawa

10th tee

12:10 p.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Chris Kirk, Jamie Lovemark
12:20 p.m. – Matt Every, Alex Noren, Colt Knost
12:30 p.m. – Cameron Smith, Charley Hoffman, Matt Jones
12:40 p.m. – Scott Piercy, Pat Perez, Brendan Steele
12:50 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Webb Simpson, Hideki Matsuyama
1:00 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Brendon Todd, Matt Kuchar
1:10 p.m. – Ryan Palmer, Keith Mitchell, Satoshi Kodaira
1:20 p.m. – Brian Stuard, Anirban Lahiri, Tom Hoge
1:30 p.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Luke List, Cameron Percy
1:40 p.m. – Henrik Norlander, Chris Baker, Eric Dugas
1:50 p.m. – Cameron Davis, Matthew NeSmith, Jared Sawada
2:00 p.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Vince Covello, Ryuko Tokimatsu
4:50 p.m. – Graham Delaet, Brandon Hagy, Shugo Imahira
5:00 p.m. – Michael Thompson, Parker McLachlin, Bud Cauley
5:10 p.m. – Fabián Gómez, D.J. Trahan, Joel Dahmen
5:20 p.m. – Troy Merritt, Daniel Berger, Jimmy Walker
5:30 p.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Martin Trainer, Hudson Swafford
5:40 p.m. – J.T. Poston, Chez Reavie, Adam Long
5:50 p.m. – Jim Herman, Andrew Landry, Vijay Singh
6:00 p.m. – Robert Streb, Jerry Kelly, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
6:10 p.m. – Rory Sabbatini, Mark Hubbard, Talor Gooch
6:20 p.m. – Hank Lebioda, Vincent Whaley, Tomoyo Ikemura
6:30 p.m. – Xinjun Zhang, Ryan Brehm, Will Gordon
6:40 p.m. – Doug Ghim, Michael Gellerman, Toru Nakajima

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