Sony Open in Hawaii
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
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News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, January 13th through Sunday, January 16th

 Site: Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii

 Course Architect: Seth Raynor, Charles Banks (1927)

 Par: 70

 Yardage: 7,060

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 488 Yds       10 - Par 4 353 Yds

               2 - Par 4 426 Yds       11 - Par 3 196 Yds

               3 - Par 4 423 Yds       12 - Par 4 446 Yds

               4 - Par 3 203 Yds       13 - Par 4 478 Yds

               5 - Par 4 466 Yds       14 - Par 4 433 Yds

               6 - Par 4 459 Yds       15 - Par 4 396 Yds

               7 - Par 3 167 Yds       16 - Par 4 417 Yds

               8 - Par 4 459 Yds       17 - Par 3 189 Yds

               9 - Par 5 510 Yds       18 - Par 5 551 Yds

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                    35 3,601 Yds             35 3,459 Yds

 
 Annual: 35th

 Defending Champion: Jeff Sluman

 Runner-up: Chris Perry, Len Mattiace, Jeff Maggert, Tommy Tolles, Davis Love II

 Tournament Record: 260 (John Huston, 1998)

 54-Hole Record: 194 (John Huston, 1998)

 36-Hole Record: 128 (Davis Love III, 1994; John Huston, 1998)

 18-Hole Record: 60 (Davis Love III, 1994)

 Course Record: 63 (Tommy Tolles, Davis Love III, 1999)

 Total Purse: $2,900,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $522,000; 2nd Place - 313,000; 3rd Place - 197,000


                             1999 Finish

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 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 Jeff Sluman            271               Davis Love III          273

 Chris Perry            273               Jimmy Green             274

 Len Mattiace           273               Loren Roberts           274

 Jeff Maggert           273               Paul Goydos             274

 Tommy Tolles           273               Chris Couch             274

                                          Chris Riley             274

 
          Past Sony Open in Hawaii Winners and Runners-Up

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 1999 -- Jeff Sluman (271) -- C.Perry, L.Mattiace, J. Maggert, T.Tolles, D.Love

 1998 -- John Huston (260) -- Tom Watson

 1997 -- *Paul Stankowski (271) -- Jim Furyk, Mike Reid

 1996 -- *Jim Furyk (277) -- Brad Faxon

 1995 -- John Morse (269) -- Tom Lehman, Duffy Waldorf

 1994 -- Brett Ogle (269) -- Davis Love III

 1993 -- Howard Twitty (269) -- Joey Sindelar

 1992 -- John Cook (265) -- Paul Azinger

 1991 -- Lanny Wadkins (270) -- John Cook

 1990 -- David Ishii (279) -- Paul Azinger

 1989 -- #Gene Sauers (197) -- David Ogrin

 1988 -- Lanny Wadkins (271) -- Richard Zokol

 1987 -- *Corey Pavin (270) -- Craig Stadler

 1986 -- Corey Pavin (272) -- Paul Azinger

 1985 -- Mark O'Meara (267) -- Craig Stadler

 1984 -- *Jack Renner (271) -- Wayne Levi

 1983 -- Isao Aoki (268) -- Jack Renner

 1982 -- Lanny Wadkins (280) -- Scott Simpson

 1981 -- Hale Irwin (265) -- Don January

 1980 -- Andy Bean (266) -- Lee Trevino

 1979 -- Hubert Green (267) -- Fuzzy Zoeller

 1978 -- *Hubert Green (274) -- Bill Kratzert

 1977 -- Bruce Lietzke (273) -- Don January, Takashi Murakami

 1976 -- Ben Crenshaw (270) -- Hale Irwin, Larry Nelson

 1975 -- Gary Groh (274) -- Al Geiberger

 1974 -- Jack Nicklaus (271) -- Eddie Pearce

 1973 -- John Schlee (273) -- Orville Moody

 1972 -- *Grier Jones (274) -- Bob Murphy

 1971 -- Tom Shaw (273) -- Miller Barber

 1970 -- Not Held

 1969 -- Bruce Crampton (274) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1968 -- Lee Trevino (272) -- George Archer

 1967 -- Dudley Wysong (284) -- Billy Casper

 1966 -- Ted Makalena (271) -- Gay Brewer, Billy Casper

 1965 -- *Gay Brewer (281) -- Bob Goalby

 * - Won in Playoff.

 # - Rain Shortened.


 Note: Formerly called United Hawaiian Open (1991), Hawaiian Open (1965-90),

       United Airlines Hawaiian Open (1992-98).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Jeff Sluman       - Defending Champion, finished 17th on 1999 money list

 Notah Begay III   - Finished 25th last week at Mercedes Championships

 Glen Day          - Recorded one win last year, tied for 8th last week

 Ernie Els         - Lost in a playoff to Tiger Woods at Mercedes Championships

 Brad Faxon        - Tied for 8th last week, won B.C. Open last year

 Fred Funk         - Failed to win last year in 34 events but top-20 money winne

 Jim Furyk         - Shot par or better in all 4 rounds last week to tie for 4th

 Tim Herron        - Broke par only once last week, tying for 23rd

 John Huston       - Won at this site in 1998, 21st on 1999 money list

 Lee Janzen        - Two-time U.S. Open winner, struggled last year to 48th

 Paul Lawrie       - British Open champion tied for 8th last week in Maui

 Tom Lehman        - Won Williams World Challenge two weeks ago

 Jeff Maggert      - Shot opening round 80 last week but broke par in next 3 rds

 Rocco Mediate     - Tied for 16th last week with final round of 68

 Jesper Parnevik   - Led the field in birdies last week but tied for 6th

 Vijay Singh       - Another top-10 last week for the talented Fijian

 

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