Sony Open in Hawaii History

Modern-day Hawaii Open history dates back to 1965, when the tournament became part of the PGA Tour. Then, as now, the tournament was played on the island of Oahu at Waialae. The Hawaii Open course at Waialae has been hosting golf Opens since 1928.

In 1991, the Hawaii Open was sponsored by United and named the United Hawaiian Open. From 1992 to 1998, it was known as the United Airlines Hawaiian Open. From 1999 on, Sony has been the main sponsor for the tournament – now known as the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Records in Hawaii Open History

  • Tournament record: 260 (John Huston, 1998; Brad Faxon, 2001)
  • Course Record: 62 (John Cook, Charles Howell III, 2002; Steve Allan, Frank Lickliter II, 2004; Ernie Els, 2005)
  • 54-Hole Record: 194 (John Huston, 1998; Brad Faxon, 2001)
  • 36-Hole Record: 128 (Davis Love III, 1994; John Huston, 1998; Paul Azinger, 2000; Brad Faxon, 2001; John Cook, 2002)
  • 18-Hole Record: 60 (Davis Love III, 1994 – Par 72)

The Sony Open in Hawaii is officially Hawaii’s biggest charity event. More than $7 million has been donated to local non-profit organisations since 1999.

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