Sony Open Field: Big Names & Former Champions

The 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii tees off this week at Waialae Country Club, and the field is absolutely loaded with former winners and big-name players.

 
The field in Honolulu includes 10 past Sony Open champions:

Fabian Gomez – 2016
Jimmy Walker – 2015 & 2014
Russell Henley –2013
Johnson Wagner – 2012
Ryan Palmer – 2010
Zach Johnson – 2009
KJ Choi – 2008
David Toms – 2006
Vijay Singh – 2005
Jerry Kelly – 2000

Arguably the three best young professional golfers in the world will also be teeing it up this week in Honolulu: Jordan Spieth (23, #5 OWGR), Justin Thomas (23, #12), and Hideki Matsuyama (24, #6).

 
The strong field also will have several major champions, including Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, and even a Hall of Famer in Davis Love III.

Other top-ranked tour pros include: Scott Piercy, Billy Horschel, Chris Kirk, Pat Perez, Luke List, Mackenzie Hughes, Camilo Villegas, Bill Haas, Charles Howell III, and Russell Knox.

 
The Tour pros will be competing for a share of the $6 million purse with the champion taking home a check worth $1,080,000!

Full Sony Open Field

HOW THEY QUALIFIED
Winner - PGA/U.S. Open Championship
Jason Dufner
Justin Rose
Webb Simpson
Jordan Spieth
Jimmy Walker
Keegan Bradley
Winner - British Open
Zach Johnson
Winner - TOUR Championship
Billy Horschel
Winner - World Golf Championship Event
Russell Knox
Hideki Matsuyama
Winners of the Arnold Palmer Inv. & the Memorial (Last 3 Years)
Matt Every
David Lingmerth
William McGirt
Winner - FedExCup - Last Five Seasons
Brandt Snedeker
Tournament Winner in Past Two Seasons
Daniel Berger
Steven Bowditch
Greg Chalmers
Tony Finau
Fabian Gomez
Branden Grace
Cody Gribble
Bill Haas
James Hahn
J.J. Henry
Jim Herman
Mackenzie Hughes
Billy Hurley III
Smylie Kaufman
Si Woo Kim
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Peter Malnati
Ben Martin
Troy Merritt
Rod Pampling
Pat Perez
Scott Piercy
Robert Streb
Brian Stuard
Vaughn Taylor
Nick Taylor
Justin Thomas
Career Money Exemption
Stewart Cink
Carl Pettersson
Sponsors Exemptions - Web.com Tour Finals
Bryson DeChambeau
Rory Sabbatini
Sponsors Exemptions - Members not otherwise exempt
Fred Funk
Parker McLachlin
Sponsors Exemptions - Unrestricted
Brent Grant
Hiroshi Iwata
Daisuke Kataoka
Yusaku Miyazato
Designated Sponsor Exemption
Hyung-Sung Kim
Miguel Tabuena
Y.E. Yang
Commissioner Exemption - 2 Foreign Players
Satoshi Kodaira
Hideto Tanihara
PGA Section Champion\Player of the Year
Kevin Hayashi
Past Champion of Respective Event
Russell Henley
Johnson Wagner
Life Member
Vijay Singh
Top 125 on Prior Season's FedExCup Points List
Paul Casey
Gary Woodland
Sean O'Hair
Kevin Na
Ryan Palmer
Harris English
Jamie Lovemark
Charles Howell III
Brian Harman
David Hearn
Kyle Reifers
Hudson Swafford
Daniel Summerhays
Jon Curran
Marc Leishman
Ricky Barnes
Jerry Kelly
Chad Campbell
Patrick Rodgers
Harold Varner III
Colt Knost
Scott Brown
Chez Reavie
John Senden
Bryce Molder
K.J. Choi
Spencer Levin
John Huh
Sung Kang
Jason Bohn
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Derek Fathauer
Jonas Blixt
Zac Blair
Boo Weekley
Mark Hubbard
Kyle Stanley
Ben Crane
Michael Kim
Anirban Lahiri
Luke List
Shawn Stefani
David Toms
Seung-Yul Noh
Top 125 on Prior Season's Official Money List thru Wyndham
Ken Duke
Steve Marino
Bud Cauley
Chad Collins
Morgan Hoffmann
Top 125 (Prior Season Non-member)
Soren Kjeldsen
Major Medical Extension
Brian Gay
Bob Estes
John Peterson
Leading Money Winner from Web.com Tour & Web.com Tour Finals
Wesley Bryan
Top 10 and Ties from the Previous Event
Henrik Norlander
Camilo Villegas
Ollie Schniederjans
Cheng Tsung Pan
Top Finishers from Web.com Tour Prior Season (reordered)
Ryan Blaum
Cameron Smith
Whee Kim
Xander Schauffele
Ryan Brehm
Trey Mullinax
Michael Thompson
Seamus Power
Steven Alker
Cameron Percy
Brandon Hagy
J.T. Poston
Kelly Kraft
Tim Wilkinson
J.J. Spaun
Miguel Angel Carballo
Nicholas Lindheim
Tag Ridings
Andres Gonzales
Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
Will MacKenzie

Credits/Sources: Sony Open, PGA Tour, Getty Images



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