2024 Sony Open in Hawaii: Top 10 power rankings at Waialae

The PGA Tour finishes its traditional two-week Hawaiian swing at the Sony Open in Hawaii

Sony Open in Hawaii - Waialae CC
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Power Rank/Sony/2. 2. OWGR: 25th. 2022-23 FedEx Cup: 31st. Chris Kirk

At time of writing, Chris Kirk’s still in the field at the Sony Open. Why wouldn’t you want to stay in Hawaii for a second week?

It is a common occurrence for the previous week’s champion to take off the next week to celebrate and, subsequently, rest.

With that said, there are plenty of reasons for Kirk to stick around and keep playing this week.

For one, he should still be fairly fresh coming out of the offseason.

Secondly, Waialae is a course Kirk has played well at for over a decade. The former Georgia Bulldog owns five top-10s in Oahu in 13 starts.

For as many low rounds as he’s shot here, there’s still unfinished business. Kirk has two runner-up finishes and a third that he notched just last year.

Now that he’s playing with house money, this could be the week he’s freed up to finally get it done.

Kirk’s first second-place finish came in 2014 when he posted 64-69-65-66 to finish one behind Jimmy Walker and one ahead of Jerry Kelly.

Next, Kirk took T-2nd in 2021 where he posted 65 in all four rounds to end up one back of Kevin Na.

Last year, Kirk was three off the winning pace and two back of second place after carding 64-65-68-68.

Enough about his near misses. Let’s dive into Kirk’s triumph last week at The Sentry. He posted 67-65-66-65 to win by one over Sahith Theegala.

Kirk led the field in scrambling (91.67%), putts per round (26.75) and Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green (3.561).

He made no double bogeys and just one bogey all week.