this week in golf


What: Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Course: Waialae Country Club (7,044 yards, par 70).

Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel).

Purse: $5.6 million (winner's share: $1,008,000).

Defending champion: Russell Henley.


PGA: Henley became the first player in 10 years to win in his debut as a PGA Tour rookie. He broke the tournament record at 24-under 256, the second-lowest score for a 72-hole event in PGA Tour history. … The hottest golfer on the tour is Zach Johnson. He won the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua on Monday for his second consecutive victory and third in his past six starts. Jordan Spieth was second, a stroke back. Johnson closed last year with a playoff victory over Tiger Woods in the World Challenge. … Masters champion Adam Scott is in the field along with Johnson, Spieth, Henley, PGA winner Jason Dufner and Matt Kuchar. … Guan Tianlang, the 15-year-old Chinese amateur who made the cut last year in the Masters, received a sponsor exemption. … Champions Tour players Kenny Perry, Vijay Singh and Fred Funk also are playing. … The Humana Challenge is next week in La Quinta, Calif., followed by the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego and the Phoenix Open. Woods will open the year at Torrey Pines. He has won that tournament seven times since 1999.