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December 12, 2018

2019 Sony Open in Hawaii

    Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced the overview of “Sony Open in Hawaii” to be held from Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at Oahu, Hawaii (US).

    The Sony Open has been continuously sponsored by Sony since 1999. Every year, all proceeds from this event are channeled back into the Hawaiian community and donated to charitable organizations that support children, women, the elderly, and the poor. With a significant start of generating $256,000 for charities*1 in 1999, the tournament charity proceeds have surpassed the $1 million mark annually since 2005. With a total of approximately $18 million donated to 350 charities, the tournament is the largest charity sports event in Hawaii. We are now aiming for the tournament charity proceeds to be $1.2 million, to annually benefit more than 150 not-for-profit organizations.

    • *1:Since 2000, proceeds from the tournament have been matched by The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., a charity partner that assists low-income and vulnerable individuals and families through nonprofit grants to direct-service providers. Find out more
    • Tournament:
      Sony Open in Hawaii (“Sony Open”)
    • Schedule:
      Thursday,January 10th, 2019 1st day First Round
      Friday,January 11th, 2019 2nd day Second round
      Saturday,January 12th, 2019 3rd day Third round
      Sunday,January 13th, 2019 4th day Final Round
    The Golf Channel (US and International)
    • First – third round
      January 10th – 12th 7:00-10:30pm EST LIVE
    • Final round
      January 13th 6:00-10:00pm EST LIVE
    NHK BS-1 (Japan)
    • Third round
      January 13th 10:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
    • Final round
      January 14th 10:00am-12:00pm JST LIVE
    Golf Network (Japan)
    • First round
      January 13th 09:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
    • Second round
      January 14th 09:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
    • Third round
      January 15th 09:00pm-12:30am JST LIVE
    • Final round
      January 16th 08:00am-12:00am JST LIVE
    Main players (subject to change):

    Bryson DeChambeau, Charles Howell III, Defending Champion Patton Kizzire, Satoshi Kodaira, Hideki Matsuyama, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Vijay Singh, Steve Stricker, Jimmy Walker, Shugo Imahira, Yuki Inamori, Yuta Ikeda, Rikuya Hoshino, Takumi Kanaya (Amateur)

    (In addition to professional golfers, this year’s lineup will also feature Takumi Kanaya, an amateur golfer and sophomore at Tohoku Fukushi University. Mr. Kanaya’s impressive resume includes first place at the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Sony supports his dream of one day competing in the PGA Tour, and we are proud to welcome him to this year’s Sony Open.)

    • Course:
      Waialae Country Club (Length 7,044 yards / Par 70)
    • Purse:
    • Champion’s prize:
    • Defending Champion:
      Patton Kizzire
    • Title sponsor:
      Sony Corporation
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