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December 12, 2019

2020 Sony Open in Hawaii

    Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced the overview of "Sony Open in Hawaii" golf tournament to be held from Thursday, January 9th, 2020 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 donations have surpassed the $1 million mark annually since 2005. With a total of approximately $19 million donated to over 350 charities, the tournament is the largest charity sports event in Hawaii. We are now aiming for the tournament charity donation 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 9th, 2020 1st day First Round
      Friday,January 10th, 2020 2nd day Second round
      Saturday,January 11th, 2020 3rd day Third round
      Sunday,January 12th, 2020 4th day Final Round
    The Golf Channel (US and International)
    • First – third round
      January 9th – 11th 7:00-10:30pm EST LIVE
    • Final round
      January 12th 6:00-10:00pm EST LIVE
    NHK BS-1 (Japan)
    • Third round
      January 12th 10:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
    • Final round
      January 13th 10:00am-12:00pm JST LIVE
    Golf Network (Japan)
    • First round
      January 10th 09:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
    • Second round
      January 11th 09:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
    • Third round
      January 12th 09:00pm-12:45am JST LIVE
    • Final round
      January 13th 08:00am-12:15am JST LIVE

    From this year, coverage of the Sony Open will be available on the new streaming service GOLFTV, powered by the PGA TOUR. By downloading the app via Google Play or the App Store, you can watch live telecasts of all PGA TOUR tournaments together with Japanese commentary, and access exclusive original content on your smartphone, tablet, PC, and other devices.

    • First round
      January 10th 09:00pm-12:30am JST LIVE
    • Second round
      January 11th 09:00pm-12:30am JST LIVE
    • Third round
      January 12th 09:00pm-12:30am JST LIVE
    • Final round
      January 13th 08:00pm-12:00am JST LIVE
    Main players (subject to change):

    Defending Champion Matt Kuchar, Past Champions Justin Thomas, Ryan Palmer, Jerry Kelly, and Fabian Gomez, Hideki Matsuyama, Davis Love III, Graeme McDowell, Charles Howell III, Jason Dufner, Rory Sabbatini, Shugo Imahira, Mikumu Horikawa, Rikuya Hoshino, Kazuki Higa, Ryuko Tokimatsu

    • Course:
      Waialae Country Club (Length 7,044 yards / Par 70)
    • Purse:
    • Champion’s prize:
    • Defending Champion:
      Matt Kuchar
    • Host / Sponsor of Record:
      Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.
    • Title sponsor:
      Sony Corporation
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