The PGA Tour continues this week at Wai’alae Country Club for the 2021 Sony Open in Hawaii. Read on below to see my prediction for who will win the tournament, as well as my top 10, dark horse, and player to avoid predictions.
Tournament Winner- Webb Simpson
Simpson had finished in the top 20 in each of his last 6 starts in this tournament, including a 4th place finish in 2018 and a 3rd place finish last year. I believe that Simpson will continue his streak of good play in this event and will be in the winner’s circle come Sunday.
Top 10- Kevin Kisner.
Although he isn’t consistently at the top of the leaderboard, Kisner has potential this week, having finished in the top 5 in 3 of his last five starts in this event, including a 4th place finish here last year. Pair that with 3 top 25 finishes in his last 4 tournament starts, including a second place showing at the RSM Classic and I believe that Kisner will hover around the top 10 for most of the week.
Dark horse- Bo Hoag
Hoag finished 9th in this tournament last year and is coming off finishes of 30th and 23rd in his two most recent starts this season. His game looks to be trending up and I believe he will look to build on his success from last year’s event. I think Hoag will be good for at least a top 25 finish this week.
Player to Avoid- Matt Kuchar.
Despite winning this event 2 years ago, I find Kuch to be easy to avoid. Kuchar has had only 1 top 20 result in 14 tournament starts since golf resumed after the pandemic. He’s been slumping badly now for over 6 months and I haven’t see enough progress lately to see that slump changing anytime soon. Kuchar is usually a good bet to make the cut, but he won’t have a realistic chance of winning. Best case scenario is a top 40 finish.
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