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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2022-23 FedEx Cup: T-19th. Si Woo Kim. Power Rank/Sony/3. 3. OWGR: 46th

If Si Woo Kim’s going to do anything, it’s to try to make birdies.

He needed two of them on the 71st and 72nd holes to win outright in regulation last year at the Sony Open in Hawaii. That’s exactly what he did to cap a tournament where he posted 67-67-64-64 to win by one over Hayden Buckley and by three over third place.

Kim is known for his aggressive play, which can contribute to his boom or bust results we tend to see.

It was Kim’s fourth career PGA Tour victory by age 27 (he turned 28 in June). For the week, he led the field in Strokes Gained: Approach (8.250), in birdies (24), and was T-2nd in greens in regulation (83.33%).

Kim’s made five of six cuts at Waialae. He finished solo fourth (64-67-65-68) in his 2016 debut.

The South Korean is looking to repeat as a tournament champion for the first time in his career. This would also be his first win since the 2023 Sony.

He had a couple close calls last year. Kim was one shot back in T-2nd at the AT&T Byron Nelson and two back to take fourth place at the Memorial Tournament.

Kim took T-25th (70-66-70-66) last week at The Sentry.

Waialae looks like it sets up a little better for his game. Last season on the PGA Tour, Kim was 19th in SG: Tee-to-Green (.984) and 11th in driving accuracy (67.8%).

He was also 26th in scrambling (63.52%).