2024 Sony Open in Hawaii format, cut rules and playoff format
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2024 Sony Open in Hawaii format, cut rules and playoff format

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The 2024 Sony Open in Hawaii format remains unchanged this year, with the PGA Tour event played at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The 2024 Sony Open in Hawaii field is 144 players.

The Sony Open in Hawaii field is made up of a variety of players, namely 20 top-50 players in the world and a large number of players who finished in the top 125 in last season's FedEx Cup standings.

Sony Open in Hawaii format

The Sony Open in Hawaii format is a 72-hole event. The field is divided into morning and afternoon waves for the first two rounds, with players competing in threesomes each day. The same threesomes play together in each of the first two rounds, with all groups playing together in the same window.

A cut is made after 36 holes to the top 65 players and ties. All players who make the field and make the cut are eligible to finish the event.

For the third and fourth rounds, the pairings and tee times are made based on each player's total score through two and three rounds, respectively. Players with the highest total score go first, then in descending order until the two players with the lowest total score in the final group.

The player with the lowest total score after 72 holes is the winner and will earn the 2024 Sony Open in Hawaii winner's share of the purse.

The winning player will get a two-season PGA Tour exemption. The winner is exempt into other tournaments as well. The winner earns 500 FedEx Cup points.

Sony Open in Hawaii playoff format

A playoff to settle any ties after 72 holes will be played under PGA Tour rules. The Sony Open in Hawaii playoff format is a sudden-death format, with playoff holes being 18 twice and then 10, 11 and 18 in a loop, played by any qualifying players. The players compete hole-by-hole until a winner is determined by a player scoring the lowest among the remaining players.

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