2017 Sony Open Betting Preview

The Sony Open is the first full-field event of 2017 on the PGA Tour and it promises to be a fantastic four days of golf at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii, as the track if often one for the 'thinkers' rather than the 'bombers' in attendance...

13th January - 16th January Odds Won/Lost Bet

Sony Open
Chris Kirk (each way)  
Best Bet
@ 50 / 1  
Jerry Kelly top-ten finish @ 11 / 1  
Jerry Kelly (each way) @ 150 / 1  

The Market Leaders

It is Jordan Spieth who is perhaps surprisingly the favourite ahead of Hideki Matsuyama and the American can be backed at 7/1 (Betfred). Spieth actually missed the cut on his last visit to Waialae in 2014 but he will hope to carry some momentum from the Tournament of Champions, where he signed off with a 65 to finish tied 3rd on Sunday.

Matsuyama was actually runner-up in Hawaii at the weekend as he failed to win for only the second time in his past six starts. The Japanese star has been in sensational form either side of the turn of the year and he is available at 8/1, albeit his four previous appearances at the Sony Open have yielded three missed cuts and a best of 78th.

Last week's Tournament of Champions winner Justin Thomas has a bit more course form behind him as he tied 6th in 2015 and he can be backed at 14/1 when bidding to win for a third time in five starts worldwide.

Jimmy Walker is next best at 22/1 after following up his Sony Open wins of 2014 and 2015 with a tie for 13th in 2016, while Brandt Snedeker is a 28/1 shot after finishing runner-up to Fabian Gomez here twelve months ago.

Captain Kirk

Our first selection for the week has to be Chris Kirk though as he goes in fresh for the new year and he makes great appeal at 50/1 with Betfred. Kirk has previous here as he had made five cuts in a row (30-38-5-2-26) at Waialae Country Club prior to last year's missed cut and he could be forgiven for his 2016 effort as he was still getting used to new equipment. Kirk is back using his old gear now and that bodes well for a player who signed off 2016 with four top-ten finishes in his final six starts (10-8-2-61-7-MC).
Tip #1: Chris Kirk (each way) @ 50/1 with Betfred.

The Outsider

Finally, Jerry Kelly is a former winner in Honolulu (2002) and he looks massively overpriced at 150/1 (Boylesports). Yes, he may be getting on in years but the 50-year-old veteran showed he can still mix it with the very best when finishing runner-up at the Travelers Championship, as well as finishing on the podium with Steve Stricker at the Franklin Templeton Shootout, during the back half of 2016 and his record at Waialae ensures he is worthy of respect.

Since winning the title in 2002, Kelly has secured nine top-fifteen finishes, including seven top-tens, and he is worth a punt to finish in the top-ten at the very least (Bet Victor).
Tip #2: Jerry Kelly (each way) @ 150/1 with Boylesports.
Tip #3: Jerry Kelly top-ten finish @ 11/1 with Bet Victor.

2017 Sony Open Odds

Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas 4/9 8/15 4/9 8/15 2/5 1/2 4/9
Gary Woodland
Gary Woodland 9 10 10 10 9 9 9
Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth 16 16 14 16 18 14 16
Justin Rose
Justin Rose 20 20 20 20 22 22 22
Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson 28 28 28 28 28 22 25
Hideki Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama 40 33 40 33 40 28 40
Russell Knox
Russell Knox 40 35 40 33 40 40 40
Charles Howell III
Charles Howell III 50 45 50 45 50 40 50
Hudson Swafford
Hudson Swafford 40 45 50 45 40 40 40
Russell Henley
Russell Henley 50 40 40 40 50 33 50
Daniel Berger
Daniel Berger 50 55 40 55 50 33 50
Tony Finau
Tony Finau 50 60 40 60 50 33 66
Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson 66 70 80 70 66 66 66
Luke List
Luke List 66 66 80 66 80 50 80
Scott Piercy
Scott Piercy 66 66 80 66 80 50 80
Bill Haas
Bill Haas 125 125 100 125 125 100 125
Jamie Lovemark
Jamie Lovemark 100 100 100 100 100 80 100
Satoshi Kodaira
Satoshi Kodaira 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith 125 150 150 150 200 66 125
Billy Hurley III
Billy Hurley III 200 200 200 200 200 125 200
Pat Perez
Pat Perez 200 200 250 200 250 125 250
Henrik Norlander
Henrik Norlander 200 150 250 150 200 250 200
Brian Harman
Brian Harman 150 300 250 300 300 300 300
Rory Sabbatini
Rory Sabbatini 300 250 250 250 200 150 300
Marc Leishman
Marc Leishman 250 250 200 250 250 125 300
Boo Weekley
Boo Weekley - - - - - 400 -
Hideto Tanihara
Hideto Tanihara 250 200 - 200 200 - 400
Jim Herman
Jim Herman 300 300 200 300 300 200 400
David Lingmerth
David Lingmerth 400 250 400 250 350 250 -
Chad Campbell
Chad Campbell - 300 300 300 300 - 400
Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson 300 400 300 400 300 250 400
Mackenzie Hughes
Mackenzie Hughes 250 300 250 300 300 200 400
Branden Grace
Branden Grace 400 300 400 300 400 150 -
Bryce Molder
Bryce Molder 400 400 400 400 400 125 400
Daniel Summerhays
Daniel Summerhays 400 300 - 300 450 - -
Shawn Stefani
Shawn Stefani 500 400 500 400 450 400 -
Chez Reavie
Chez Reavie 400 400 300 400 300 - -
Miguel Tabuena
Miguel Tabuena 300 500 500 500 300 250 500
Oliver Schniederjans
Oliver Schniederjans 300 300 - 300 400 200 500
Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel 500 500 - 500 500 - -
Fabian Gomez
Fabian Gomez 500 500 500 500 500 - -
Ben Martin
Ben Martin 400 750 500 750 400 250 -
Jason Bohn
Jason Bohn 500 750 - 750 750 150 -
Yong Eun Yang
Yong Eun Yang 300 750 500 750 300 250 400
Rod Pampling
Rod Pampling 500 750 500 750 500 300 -
Tim Wilkinson
Tim Wilkinson 500 750 500 750 500 - -
Michael Kim
Michael Kim 500 750 - 750 500 250 -
Kevin Na
Kevin Na 300 750 500 750 500 125 300
Brian Gay
Brian Gay 400 750 500 750 400 400 500
Robert Streb
Robert Streb 500 750 - 750 600 - -
Sean OHair
Sean OHair 500 750 500 750 600 250 -
Bryson Dechambeau
Bryson Dechambeau - 750 - 1000 1000 - -
Peter Malnati
Peter Malnati - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
J T Poston
J T Poston - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
Andres Gonzales
Andres Gonzales - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Cameron Percy
Cameron Percy - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano - 1000 - 1000 1000 500 -
James Hahn
James Hahn - 750 - 750 1000 - -
Jared Sawada
Jared Sawada - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
Jon Curran
Jon Curran - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Seamus Power
Seamus Power 750 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Steven Bowditch
Steven Bowditch - - - - - - 1000
Richy Werenski
Richy Werenski - 1000 - 1000 1250 - -
Carl Pettersson
Carl Pettersson - 1000 - 1000 1500 - -
Ken Duke
Ken Duke - 1000 - 1000 1500 - -
Kyle Stanley
Kyle Stanley - 1000 - 1000 1500 - -
Stewart Cink
Stewart Cink - 1000 - 1000 1500 - -
Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh - 1000 - 1000 1500 - -
William McGirt
William McGirt - 1000 - 1000 1500 - -
Zac Blair
Zac Blair - 1000 - 1000 1500 - -
Brandon Hagy
Brandon Hagy - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Brian Stuard
Brian Stuard - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Fred Funk
Fred Funk - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Hyung-Sung Kim
Hyung-Sung Kim - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
John Huh
John Huh - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Kelly Kraft
Kelly Kraft - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Kevin Kisner
Kevin Kisner - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Ryan Blaum
Ryan Blaum - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Ryan Brehm
Ryan Brehm - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Scott Brown
Scott Brown - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Tag Ridings
Tag Ridings - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Trey Mullinax
Trey Mullinax - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Vaughn Taylor
Vaughn Taylor - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Whee Kim
Whee Kim 300 1000 - 1000 2000 250 -