2021 Sony Open to be hold in Hawaii; Sony corporation announces

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Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced the overview of “Sony Open in Hawaii” *1 golf tournament to be held from Monday, January 11th, 2021 at Oahu, Hawaii (US).
As announced on November 10th, it was decided to provide exemption spots as a title sponsor to Japan Golf Tour Organization, and Jinichiro Kozuma, Takumi Kanaya and Ryosuke Kinoshita are scheduled to participate.

Sony has sponsored the Sony Open in Hawaii continuously since 1999. Every year, all proceeds from this event are channeled back into the Hawaiian community through partner Friends of Hawaii Charities to support children, women, the elderly, and the economically disadvantaged, and these efforts will be continued even during this COVID-19 crisis. With a total of approximately $20 million donated*2 to over 350 charities, the tournament is the largest charity sports event in Hawaii.

  • *1:A final decision on the holding of the 2021 Sony Open in Hawaii will be made after careful consideration of COVID-19 conditions.
  • *2:Since 2000, proceeds from the tournament have been matched in donations by The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. , a charity partner that assists economically disadvantaged and other vulnerable individuals and families.
  • Tournament:
  • Schedule:
    Thursday,January 14th, 2021 1st day First Round
    Friday,January 15th, 2021 2nd day Second round
    Saturday,January 16th, 2021 3rd day Third round
    Sunday,January 17th, 2021 4th day Final Round
Broadcast:
The Golf Channel (US and International)
  • First – third round
    January 14th – 16th 7:00-10:30pm EST LIVE
  • Final round
    January 17th 6:00-10:00pm EST LIVE
NHK BS-1 (Japan)
  • Third round
    January 17th 10:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
  • Final round
    January 18th 10:00am-12:00pm JST LIVE
Golf Network (Japan)
  • First round
    January 15th 09:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
  • Second round
    January 16th 09:00am-12:30pm JST LIVE
  • Third round
    January 17th 09:00pm-12:45am JST LIVE
  • Final round
    January 18th 08:00am-12:15am JST LIVE

Also, coverage of the Sony Open will be available on the streaming service GOLFTV powered by the PGA TOUR where all PGA TOUR tournaments are streamed live with Japanese commentary. By creating an account, you can access contents on your smartphone, tablet, PC, TV and other devices.

GOLFTV
  • First round
    January 15th 09:00pm-12:30am JST LIVE
  • Second round
    January 16th 09:00pm-12:30am JST LIVE
  • Third round
    January 17th 09:00pm-12:30am JST LIVE
  • Final round
    January 18th 08:00pm-12:00am JST LIVE
Main players (subject to change):

Past Champions Ernie Els, Fabian Gomez, Jerry Kelly, Patton Kizzire, and Vijay Singh,
Jim Furyk, Charles Howell III, Hunter Mahan, Pat Perez, Ryo Ishikawa

  • Course:
    Waialae Country Club (Length 7,044 yards / Par 70)
  • Purse:
    $6,800,000
  • Champion’s prize:
    $1,224,000
  • Defending Champion:
    Cameron Smith
  • Host / Sponsor of Record:
    Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.
  • Title sponsor:
    Sony Corporation

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