First full-field PGA TOUR event of the year at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu
Featured Groups include record-setting Sentry TOC winner Cameron Smith, 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, Sony Open in Hawaii defending champion Kevin Na
Coverage begins Thursday, Jan. 13, at 12 p.m. ET
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Exclusively for ESPN+ subscribers, PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ this week will stream Featured Group and Featured Hole coverage of the Sony Open in Hawaii, the TOUR’s first full-field event of year, from Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Live coverage starts Thursday, Jan. 13, at 12 p.m. ET, with two Featured Groups covered concurrently, followed by combined Featured Group and Featured Hole coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will follow the same schedule on Friday, with weekend coverage to be determined when Saturday and Sunday pairings are announced.
Featured Groups on Thursday and Friday are highlighted by 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, former U.S. Open and Players Championship winner Webb Simpson, defending Sony Open in Hawaii champion Kevin Na, and Cameron Smith, the 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii winner, who won last weekend’s Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, Maui, with a TOUR record 34 under par. The Featured Hole on Thursday and Friday will be Waialae Country Club’s unique 16th, a par 4 with a sharp dogleg left and four palm trees in the shape a Waialae “W” behind the green.
Sony Open in Hawaii | Exclusively on PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+
Weekend schedule pending Saturday and Sunday pairings.
This inaugural season of PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ includes extended and expanded coverage in 2022, adding more than 3,200 new hours of live streaming for a total of more than 4,300 exclusive hours covering 35 tournaments, with at least 28 events with four full days of coverage and four simultaneous live feeds each day. The unprecedented coverage, with streaming and emerging technologies moving to ESPN+, is part of the TOUR’s new nine-year domestic media rights portfolio announced in March 2020.
PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ is covering both Hawaii events this month – last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions and Sony Open in Hawaii – for the first time. The complete four feed PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ offering will begin at The American Express at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., on Jan. 20-23.
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