Now that the Sentry Tournament of Champions is in the books, the golfing world turns its attention to the next event on the 2022 PGA TOUR: the Sony Open. Formerly known as the ‘Hawaiian Open,” the tournament will be held at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii from Thursday, January 13 to Sunday, January 16.
Many of the world’s top golfers will be competing this weekend, however, only one can walk away with the victory. According to BetOnline, that individual is expected to be Cameron Smith. The 28-year-old is currently favored at +1000 odds to win the 2022 Sony Open.
Smith has competed in the tournament six times over his short career. On one hand, he’s a former winner of the tournament, having defeated Brendan Steele in a playoff back in 2019 for the victory.
He’s also had some other average showings, having placed between 18th and 27th on three different occasions. Unfortunately, Smith has seen some lows in Honolulu as well. He placed 81st in his 2016 and finished in 62nd just last year, so it remains to be seen which version we’ll see this week.
Nevertheless, Smith is riding the momentum of an impressive start to the 2022 PGA TOUR. After all, he did win last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions by a single stroke over Jon Rahm. Assuming that he can build on that success, there’s no reason to doubt him as one of the top options heading into this year’s Sony Open.
Simpson, Im Sit Tied For Second
When it comes to this year’s Sony Open odds, both Webb Simpson and Sungjae Im are tied for the second-best odds (+1400), according to BetOnline.
Few competitors in this week’s field have played at the Waialae Country Club as often as Simpson has. The 36-year-old veteran has competed at the tournament 11 times during his career, although, he hasn’t managed to pull off the victory just yet. Still, he hasn’t finished worse than 20th since 2013 and has placed third or fourth in each of his last three outings. He also has back-to-back top-10 placements in both of his last two events, making him one of the safer picks for this week’s Sony Open.
Meanwhile, this will be just the fourth time that Im will compete in Honolulu. While he’s entered the last three Sony Open’s, his showings have gotten worse with each outing. He’s placed, in order, 16th, 21st and 56th over the last three years, so it’ll be interesting to see if he figures out a way to reverse this streak.
Nevertheless, he’s found success over the current season that could help him out. He’s competed in five events on the 2022 PGA TOUR, placing ninth or better on three occasions. Not only that but one of those outings resulted in a victory at the Shriners Children’s Open. Yes, that was back in October, however, only a handful of golfers can say they’ve won something so far on this year’s tour. Regardless of how you look at it, that makes Im a threat heading into the Waialae Country Club this week.
2022 Sony Open Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, January 11
- Cameron Smith (+1000)
- Webb Simpson (+1400)
- Sungjae Im (+1400)
- Hideki Matsuyama (+1800)
- Marc Leishman (+1800)
- Corey Conners (+2200)
- Abraham Ancer (+2500)
- Kevin Na (+2800)
- Russell Henley (+2800)
- Talor Gooch (+2800)
- Kevin Kisner (+3000)
- Harris English (+3300)
- Christiaan Bezuidenhout (+3500)
- Seamus Power (+3500)
The complete odds list is available at BetOnline.ag.
Sony Open Betting FAQ
What other Sony Open markets are there?
Aside from futures, you should also be able to find head-to-head and prop bet markets for the Sony Open. Just keep in mind that some things can vary from sportsbook to sportsbook.
Can I wager on other sports too?
Of course! Just because your priority is to wager on golf doesn’t mean you can’t look at other sports too.
Can I bet while the tournament is live?
Potentially! Some online sportsbooks do offer live betting, which means you can place a wager after the Sony Open has begun. Make sure to check if this option is available for you on your preferred sportsbook.