2018 Sony Open Field: By The Numbers

A field of 138 players will tee it up this week at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 2018 edition of the Sony Open.

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas

It’s the second of the two-event Hawaii Swing, and the 10th tournament of the 2017-18 PGA Tour season.

The field includes seven of the top-30 ranked players in the world, headlined by defending champion Justin Thomas, and World No. 2 Jordan Spieth.

As we do each week, here’s a look at the field in Honolulu, by the numbers.


FORMER SONY CHAMPIONS

Ten past winners of the Sony Open are in the field this week:

  • Justin Thomas (2017)
  • Fabián Gómez (2016)
  • Jimmy Walker (2015)
  • Fabián Gómez (2016)
  • Jimmy Walker (2015, 2014)
  • Russell Henley (2013)
  • Johnson Wagner (2012)
  • Mark Wilson (2011)
  • Ryan Palmer (2010)
  • Zach Johnson (2009)
  • K. J. Choi (2008)
  • Vijay Singh (2005)
  • Jerry Kelly (2002)

MAJOR WINNERS

There are seven major champions in the field this week:

  • Justin Thomas (2017 PGA Championship)
  • Jordan Spieth (2017 Open Championship; 2015 Masters, U.S. Open)
  • Jimmy Walker (2016 PGA Championship)
  • Zach Johnson (2015 Open Championship; 2007 Masters)
  • Jason Dufner (2013 PGA Championship)
  • Webb Simpson (2012 U.S. Open)
  • Vijay Singh (2004, 1998 PGA Championship; 2000 Masters)

WORLD TOP 30

Seven of the top 30 in the world rankings will be teeing it up this week:

  • Jordan Spieth (2)
  • Justin Thomas (4)
  • Marc Leishman (12)
  • Brian Harman (23)
  • Xander Schauffele (26)
  • Kevin Kisner (27)
  • Daniel Berger (28)

TOP 10 FROM 2017

Nine of the 10 players who finished among the top 10 at last year’s Sony Open will be teeing it up this week:

  • (1st) Justin Thomas (-27
  • (3rd) Jordan Spieth (-19)
  • (4th) Kevin Kisner (-18)
  • (4th) Jamie Lovemark (-18)
  • (6th) Zach Johnson (-17)
  • (6th) Gary Woodland (-17)
  • (8th) Charles Howell III (-16)
  • (8th) Chez Reavie (-16)
  • (10th) Jim Herman (-15)

MULTIPLE WINNERS IN 2017

The field includes three players with multiple wins during the 2017 calendar year:

  • Justin Thomas (5) – Tournament of Champions, Sony Open, PGA Championship, Dell Tech Championship, CJ Cup
  • Jordan Spieth (3) – AT&T Pebble Beach, Travelers Championship, Open Championship
  • Xander Schauffele (2) – The Greenbrier, TOUR Championship

2017 PRESIDENTS CUP

Seven participants of the recent Presidents Cup will be teeing it up this week – including four from the U.S team:

  • Jordan Spieth (USA)
  • Justin Thomas (USA)
  • Kevin Kisner (USA)
  • Daniel Berger (USA)
  • Emiliano Grillo (INTL)
  • Si Woo Kim (INTL)
  • Marc Leishman (INTL)

2018 SONY OPEN

Sorted By World Rank

RankPlayer
2Jordan Spieth
4Justin Thomas
12Marc Leishman
23Brian Harman
26Xander Schauffele
27Kevin Kisner
28Daniel Berger
37Siwoo Kim
41Jason Dufner
43Tony Finau
44Webb Simpson
46Russell Henley
47Kyle Stanley
48Zach Johnson
50Yusaku Miyazato
51Satoshi Kodaira
52Peter Uihlein
55Gary Woodland
56Cameron Smith
57Bill Haas
65Charles Howell III
67Wesley Bryan
70Jimmy Walker
71Keegan Bradley
73Emiliano Grillo
80Russell Knox
83James Hahn
84Shugo Imahira
90William McGirt
91Kevin Na
92Hudson Swafford
95Jamie Lovemark
96Chez Reavie
98Sean O'Hair
105Patton Kizzire
107Scott Brown
109Danny Lee
112Meenwhee Kim
116J.J Spaun
118Ollie Schniederjans
122Scott Piercy
128Austin Cook
136Jason Kokrak
138Luke List
143Harold Varner III
144Luke Donald
145Stewart Cink
146Mackenzie Hughes
148Daisuke Kataoka
155Robert Streb
161Chris Stroud
164Ryan Armour
173Andrew Landry
175Patrick Rodgers
180Jim Herman
189Chris Kirk
190Morgan Hoffmann
191Kevin Tway
194Brian Gay
200Ryan Palmer
208Brice Garnett
210Kelly Kraft
211Talor Gooch
215Ted Potter-jr
216Aaron Baddeley
220Brian Stuard
222Aaron Wise
230Billy Hurley III
235Smylie Kaufman
236Benjamin Silverman
239Rob Oppenheim
246Chad Campbell
250Jonathan Randolph
254Dominic Bozzelli
255Ben Martin
257Sam Ryder
258Matt Jones
261Sam Saunders
262Harris English
263Jonas Blixt
267Stephan Jaeger
268Abraham Ancer
271D.A. Points
275Richy Werenski
280Vaughn Taylor
282Nate Lashley
284Jonathan Byrd
287Zhang Xin-jun
297Martin Piller
301Beau Hossler
304Adam Schenk
305Nicholas Lindheim
311Cody Gribble
326Cameron Tringale
330Tyrone van Aswegen
331Michael Thompson
332Marty Dou Zecheng
333Michael Kim
339Kyle Thompson
340Seamus Power
344Tatsuya Kodai
346Blayne Barber
349Brandon Harkins
353Keith Mitchell
360Andrew Putnam
367Lanto Griffin
369Conrad Shindler
375Tyler Duncan
376Ryan Blaum
377Rory Sabbatini
381Vijay Singh
390Tom Lovelady
392Tom Hoge
402Hyungsung Kim
408Andrew Yun
419Matt Atkins
427John Huh
444Bronson Burgoon
448Greg Chalmers
456Fabian Gomez
473Jon Curran
480Jerry Kelly
486Ethan Tracy
502Troy Merritt
511Joel Dahmen
518J.J. Henry
535Colt Knost
562Steve Wheatcroft
572Roberto Diaz
615K.J. Choi
668Brett Stegmaier
677Corey Conners
688Peter Malnati
707Matt Every
729John Peterson
1039Mark Wilson
1435Omar Uresti
1925Sangmoon Bae

Credit: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. Kevin calls himself a professional golf fan.

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