The 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii was recently honored as a recipient of the 2016 Hawaii Green Event Award by the State of Hawaii. The first full-field PGA TOUR tournament of the year, held in January at Waialae Country Club, was recognized for its innovative work to conserve energy and implement sustainable practices that protect the environment and help Hawaii meet its clean energy goals.
Congratulations to our 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii champion Fabian Gomez who fired a final-round 62, then birdied the second playoff hole to capture his second PGA TOUR win! A native of Argentina, Gomez is the first international winner of the Sony Open in Hawaii since K.J. Choi in 2008.
Charity is the biggest winner at the Sony Open in Hawaii! This year, over 160 local not-for-profit organizations were awarded grants from proceeds raised at the 2015 Sony Open through the efforts of tournament host, Friends of Hawaii Charities, and charity partner, The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. The 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii tees off January 11-17.
Congratulations to 2015 Sony Open in Hawaii champion Jimmy Walker who successfully defended his 2014 title, finishing at 23-under 257, one stroke shy of the tournament record of 256, belonging to 2013 champion Russell Henley.