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Teeing it up / Golf events

PGA Tour

Event: Sony Open, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

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

Purse: $5.5 million. Winner: $990,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday, 7-10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 3-6:30 p.m., 7-10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m., 7-10 p.m., 11 p.m.-2 a.m.).

Last week: Jonathan Byrd won the season-opening Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, beating Robert Garrigus with a par on the second hole of a playoff.

Chip shots: The tournament is the first full-field event of the season. Byrd and Garrigus are in the field along with FedEx Cup champion Jim Furyk, Ernie Els and Steve Stricker. Els won the 2003 and 2004 events and was second in 2006. Furyk won the 1996 title. The Bob Hope Classic is next week in La Quinta, Calif., followed by the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego.


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