PGA Tour Bet Of The Week: Sony Open In Hawaii Predictions & Tips

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Sony Open In Hawaii (January 14th – 17th)

A full compliment of players take on the next event on the island of Hawaii, with the Waialae Country Club hosting the Sony Open In Hawaii event. Cameron Smith won the event last year in rather blustery conditions, with the event averaging over par for the first time in six years last year, However with conditions somewhat more favourable coming into the event, course management is the buzz word for this tournament, with driving accuracy and distance not necessarily a prerequisite for victory, however taking your chances on the two Par 5’s is, which certainly helped the winner last year. Check out three selections for the event below.

Sony Open In Hawaii Predictions & Tips: Outright Selection

For the outright, I’m going for a larger priced player, with Ryan Palmer the selection. The American finished tied 4th here last year and has finished in the same position in hs last two starts, including at Kapalua last week. He enjoys Waialae, having won back in 2010 and has four top 20 finishes since in this event. With form looking strong and a return to a course he enjoys, he could grab another win in Waialae this week.

Sony Open In Hawaii Predictions & Tips: Value Selections

For the value potential, I’ve once again back Lanto Griffin, who is a lot shorter priced here, having finished thirteenth at Kapalua last week. Griffin’s last visit here, saw him pick up a seventh placed finish on a course that suits his game. He finished with a -6 under par round of 67 on Sunday and comes in with some decent form over the last 3 months. With eight places available for this event, he warrants each-way backing here.

Sony Open In Hawaii Predictions & Tips: Outsider Pick

For the outsider pick, I am going for Brendan Steele, who was beaten by Cameron Smith in last years play-off. Steele has been out of form somewhat since, picking up a couple of top 20 results, but he has not finished inside the top 20 for the last ten events and has missed a couple of cuts in recent outings. He returns from a six week break, which should help, while Waialae should give him the impetus to have a great week here. He is 125/1 for the outright, but a modest Top 20 finish looks more likely.