After a thrilling finish at the sentry Tournament of Champions, well for Jon Rahm at least, the PGA Tour proper gets underway with the Sony Open in Hawaii.
While Collin Morikawa takes a week out to nurse the scars of that final round, where a six-point lead evaporated seemingly with every stroke on a disastrous back nine, we continue to look at the young and enigmatic Tom Kim.
Only 20 years old but playing with maturity far beyond those years, he is definitely the one to watch this week – but will come in with a lot of expectation on his shoulders, so it will be fascinating to see if he can take this as much in his stride.
Home Nations interest
It has been a while since Russell Knox (SCO) has graced a winner’s circle, winning his two PGA titles in 2015 and 2016, and he will be the first of the Home Nations players in action, starting on the back nine on day 1.
Harry Hall (ENG) earned his first PGA Tour card in 2022 as he won on the Korn Ferry Tour for a second consecutive year, finishing No. 10 on the season-long Korn ferry Tour Eligibility Points List.
Aaron Rai (ENG) earned his PGA Tour card for the 2021-22 season at the Albertsons Boise Open. Although he lost his lead to end up tying for second place, it was enough to earn his ticket for the next season.
Ben Taylor (ENG) finished No. 8 on the Korn ferry Tour eligibility Points List to secure his PGA Tour card for this season.
When does it start?
Round 1 starts on Thursday 12 January at 8:10am (5:10pm GMT) with coverage on Sky Sports starting at 5:00pm GMT following featured groups.
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