Media Alert: PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ Streaming Exclusive Featured Group and Featured Hole Coverage at Sony Open Hawaii
- First full PGA TOUR event of the year at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu
- Featured groups include record Sentry TOC winner Cameron Smith, 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and defending Sony Open Hawaii champion Kevin Na.
- Coverage begins Thursday, January 13 at 12 p.m. ET
- Exclusively on ESPN+; Subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN app, ESPN.com and connected TV devices
Exclusively for ESPN+ subscribers, PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ this week will air featured band and featured hole coverage of the Sony Open in Hawaii, the TOUR’s first full event of the year, from Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Live coverage begins Thursday, January 13 at 12 p.m. ET, with two featured groups covered simultaneously, followed by combined coverage of the featured group and the featured hole starting at 7 p.m. ET. PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will follow the same schedule on Friday, with weekend coverage to be determined when Saturday and Sunday pairings are announced.
Featured groups Thursday and Friday are highlighted by the 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, former US Open and Players Championship winner webb simpson, reigning Sony Open Hawaii champion Kevin Na, and Cameron Smith, the winner of the 2020 Sony Hawaii Open, who won last weekend’s Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Maui with a TOUR record 34 under par. The hole featured Thursday and Friday will be Waialae Country Club’s unique 16th, a par 4 with a sharp dogleg to the left and four Waialae “W” shaped palm trees behind the green.
Sony opened in Hawaii | Exclusive to PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+
|Thursday January 13||12 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET||Featured groups||Abraham Ancer | Harris English | Billy Horschel|
|Hideki Matsuyama | Kevin Kisner| webb simpson|
|7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET||Featured group||Cameron Smith | Talor Gooch | Kevin Na|
|Featured Hole||16th hole | Per 4|
|Friday January 14||12 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET||Featured groups||Sungjae Im | Marc Leishman | matt jones|
|Cameron Smith | Talor Gooch | Kevin Na|
|7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET||Featured group||Hideki Matsuyama | Kevin Kisner | webb simpson|
|Featured Hole||16th hole | Per 4|
Weekend schedule pending Saturday and Sunday pairings.
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PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ covers both events in Hawaii this month – last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open in Hawaii – for the first time. The Complete Four Streams PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ The offer will begin at the American Express at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Jan. 20-23.
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