Sony Open Purse, Prize Money And Field

A record purse is on offer in Hawaii as Hideki Matsuyama returns to defend the trophy he won last year

Hideki Matsuyama with the trophy after winning the 2022 Sony Open
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After last week’s dramatic victory for Jon Rahm at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the second PGA Tour event of the calendar year, the Sony Open, remains in Hawaii at the Waialae Country Club. 

In 2022, it was the scene of victory for Hideki Matsuyama, which included a shot of the year contender in the playoff against 2013 winner Russell Henley – a 276-yard three-wood that fell a foot short of the hole, to set him up for his eighth and, to date, most recent PGA Tour win.

The Japanese star returns this year in an effort to repeat the feat. To do so, he will need to overcome the challenges of several formidable opponents, most notably World No.14 Tom Kim and World No.15 Jordan Spieth. Kim is one of the game’s most exciting prospects, and that hype was justified again last week when he tied for fifth at the Plantation Course at Kapalua. That will give him the confidence he could add to his two PGA Tour wins this week.

Former World No.1 Spieth may not have been quite the force of old in recent times. However, his most recent win, a thriller in last April’s RBC Heritage, served as a reminder that he can be as good as anyone on his day. He will be attempting to draw on his 2017 performance in the Sony Open for inspiration, when he finished third.

While Matsuyama, Kim and Spieth are the highest-ranked players in the field, there are plenty of other notable participants, including several former winners. Among them is Matt Kuchar, who claimed victory in 2019, and Patton Kizzire, who won a year earlier. Jimmy Walker claimed back-to-back wins in 2014 and 2015, and he also plays, as does 2010 winner Ryan Palmer. The winner in 2009, Team USA Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson, and 2008 champion KJ Choi appear too. 

Spieth isn’t the only former World No.1 in the field. Australian Adam Scott, who reached the summit in 2014, is playing too. Scott recently reunited with former caddie Steve Williams, and he will hope the revived partnership yields a positive result this week after a disappointing finish of 29th at last week’s event. Other players of note include several who took part last week, such as World No.18 Billy Horschel, World No.25 Keegan Bradley, World No.34 Corey Conners and Adam Svenson, who claimed his maiden PGA Tour title in the RSM Classic in November.

Players will compete for a purse of $7.9m, an increase of $400,000 on last year's tournament. The winner will earn $1.422m.

Below is the full breakdown of the prize money and field for the Sony Open.

Sony Open 2023 Prize Money

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PositionPrize Money
1st$1,422,000
2nd$861,100
3rd$545,100
4th$387,100
5th$323,900
6th$286,375.
7th$266,625
8th$246,875
9th$231,075
10th$215,275
11th$199,475
12th$183,675
13th$167,875
14th$152,075
15th$144,175
16th$136,275
17th$128,375
18th$120,475
19th$112,575
20th$104,675
21st$96,775.
22nd$88,875
23rd$82,555
24th$76,235
25th$69,915
26th$63,595
27th$61,225
28th$58,855
29th$56,485
30th$54,115
31st$51,745
32nd$49,375
33rd$47,005
34th$45,030
35th$43,055
36th$41,080
37th$39,105
38th$37,525
39th$35,945
40th$34,365
41st$32,785
42nd$31,205
43rd$29,625
44th$28,045
45th$26,465
46th$24,885
47th$23,305
48th$22,041
49th$20,935
50th$20,303
51st$19,829
52nd$19,355
53rd$19,039.
54th$18,723
55th$18,565
56th$18,407
57th$18,407
58th$18,091
59th$17,933
60th$17,775
61st$17,617
62nd$17,459
63rd$17,301
64th$17,143
65th$16,985
66th$16,827
67th$16,669
68th$16,511
69th$16,353
70th$16,195
71st$16,037
72nd$15,879
73rd$15,721
74th$15,563
75th$15,405
76th$15,247
77th$15,089
78th$14,931
79th$14,773
80th$14,615
81st$14,457
82nd$14,299
83rd$14,141
84th$13,983
85th$13,825
86th$13,667
87th$13,509
88th$13,351
89th$13,193
90th$13,035

Sony Open 2023 Field

  • Akana, Blaze
  • Albertson, Anders
  • Alexander, Tyson
  • An, Byeong Hun
  • Armour, Ryan
  • Baddeley, Aaron
  • Barnes, Erik
  • Bezuidenhout, Christiaan
  • Blair, Zac
  • Bradley, Keegan
  • Bramlett, Joseph
  • Brehm, Ryan
  • Buckley, Hayden
  • Castillo, Michael
  • Choi, K.J.
  • Cink, Stewart
  • Cole, Eric
  • Cone, Trevor
  • Conners, Corey
  • Cook, Austin
  • Daffue, MJ
  • Davis, Cam
  • Dou, Zecheng
  • Duncan, Tyler
  • Echavarria, Nico
  • Eckroat, Austin
  • Endycott, Harrison
  • English, Harris
  • Garnett, Brice
  • Gligic, Michael
  • Glover, Lucas
  • Gordon, Will
  • Goya, Tano
  • Grant, Brent
  • Griffin, Ben
  • Grillo, Emiliano
  • Hadley, Chesson
  • Haley II, Paul
  • Hall, Harry
  • Hammer, Cole
  • Hardy, Nick
  • Harman, Brian
  • Harrington, Scott
  • Henley, Russell
  • Herman, Jim
  • Hickok, Kramer
  • Higa, Kazuki
  • Higgs, Harry
  • Hoge, Tom
  • Horschel, Billy
  • Hubbard, Mark
  • Hughes, Mackenzie
  • Huh, John
  • Im, Sungjae
  • Jaeger, Stephan
  • Johnson, Zach
  • Katsuragawa, Yuto
  • Kelly, Jerry
  • Kim, Michael
  • Kim, S.H.
  • Kim, Si Woo
  • Kim, Tom
  • Kirk, Chris
  • Kitayama, Kurt
  • Kizzire, Patton
  • Knox, Russell
  • Kraft, Kelly
  • Kuchar, Matt
  • Lashley, Nate
  • Lee, Danny
  • Lee, K.H.
  • Lingmerth, David
  • Lipsky, David
  • Long, Adam
  • Malnati, Peter
  • Martin, Ben
  • Matsuyama, Hideki
  • Matthews, Brandon
  • McCarthy, Denny
  • McGreevy, Max
  • McLachlin, Parker
  • McNealy, Maverick
  • Merritt, Troy
  • Mitchell, Keith
  • Montgomery, Taylor
  • Moore, Ryan
  • Mueller, Jesse
  • Nakajima, Keita
  • Norrman, Vincent
  • Novak, Andrew
  • Núñez, Augusto
  • Okada, Kohei
  • Onishi, Kaito
  • Palmer, Ryan
  • Piercy, Scott
  • Poston, J.T.
  • Putnam, Andrew
  • Rai, Aaron
  • Ramey, Chad
  • Reavie, Chez
  • Redman, Doc
  • Roy, Kevin
  • Ryder, Sam
  • Sabbatini, Rory
  • Schenk, Adam
  • Schmid, Matti
  • Schwab, Matthias
  • Scott, Adam
  • Semikawa, Taiga
  • Shelton, Robby
  • Sigg, Greyson
  • Simpson, Webb
  • Smalley, Alex
  • Smotherman, Austin
  • Spaun, J.J.
  • Spieth, Jordan
  • Stanley, Kyle
  • Steele, Brendan
  • Stevens, Sam
  • Streb, Robert
  • Streelman, Kevin
  • Stuard, Brian
  • Suh, Justin
  • Svensson, Adam
  • Taylor, Ben
  • Taylor, Nick
  • Thompson, Davis
  • Thompson, Michael
  • Todd, Brendon
  • Tway, Kevin
  • Walker, Jimmy
  • Werbylo, Trevor
  • Werenski, Richy
  • Westmoreland, Kyle
  • Woodland, Gary
  • Wu, Brandon
  • Wu, Dylan
  • Young, Carson
  • Yu, Kevin
  • Yuan, Car

Where Is The Sony Open In Hawaii Being Held?

The tournament is being held at Waialae Country Club, which was established in 1927. It has been the venue for many Hawaiian Opens since the year after it opened, and first hosted one on the PGA Tour in 1965.

Who Is Playing In The Sony Open?

Standout names in the field include last year's winner, Hideki Matsuyama, World No.14 Tom Kim and World No.15 Jordan Spieth. A host of other former winners are also participating, including two-time victor Jimmy Walker, Matt Kuchar and Patton Kizzire.

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