Sony Open in Hawaii betting guide

The PGA Tour stays in Hawaii this week for the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club – the first full-field event of 2014.

A strong field has assembled at Waialae and the likes of Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar and Adam Scott have opted to take part this week.

The Hawaiian Open has been contested at Waialae since 1965, and whilst low scoring is often a common feature, it is one of the tightest courses on the PGA Tour roster.

As such, those who don’t find the short grass on a regular basis will not be in a position to attack pins.

Jordan Spieth, at 16/1 with Ladbrokes, is understandably one of the favourite this week. He’s been brilliant since the start of his professional journey and he played some fine golf on debut at Kapalua last week en route to a second-place finish. Spieth ranked third on the PGA Tour in 2013 in the All-Around Ranking and 18th in Driving Accuracy.

Charles Howell III, also 16/1 with Ladbrokes, is a must-bet at Waialae. The American has recorded seven top-five finishes here – including second places in 2007 and 2012 – and he’ll be fully aware he needs to start winning on a more regular basis.

Brian Gay, at 40/1 with Ladbrokes, has been in excellent form over the past 12 months. He tends to excel on shorter course – as he showed in winning the Heritage at Harbour town – and he’s one of best chippers and putters on tour. He finished 13th last week at Kapalua and he’s notched two top-six finishes at the Sony Open since 2008.

Bo Van Pelt, at 66/1 with Ladbrokes, will be looking to bounce back after an inauspicious campaign in 2013. The American boasts one of the best all-round games on the PGA Tour and he’ll be desperate to start this year with aplomb.

Sean O’Hair
, at 100/1 with Ladbrokes, is always worth a bet at Kapalua. The American struggled for most of the 2013 season, but he bounced back admirably to re-gain a tour card and ended the season with a string of impressive performances. He didn’t play in Hawaii in 2013, but he tied for second here in 2012.

Sony Open in Hawaii betting tips:

3pts each way on Jordan Spieth at 16/1 with Ladbrokes
3pts each way on Charles Howell III at 16/1 with Ladbrokes
2pts eah way on Brian Gay at 40/1 with Ladbrokes
2pts each way on Bo Van Pelt at 66/1 with Ladbrokes
1pt each way on Sean O’Hair at 100/1 with Ladbrokes