Defending champion Cameron Smith is scheduled to compete in the 2021 Sony Open in Hawaii along with seven past champions including 2003-2004 back-to-back winner Ernie Els, Jerry Kelly (2002), Vijay Singh (2005), K.J. Choi (2008), Ryan Palmer (2010), Fabian Gomez (2016) and Patton Kizzire (2018).  Collin Morikawa, Kevin Kisner, Collin Morikawa, Hideki Matsuyama, Lanto Griffin, Viktor Hovland, Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Scott, Stewart Cink, Ryo Ishikawa, Harris English, Brendon Todd and Abraham Ancer are just of few of the names in the 144-player field who will compete for a share of the $6.6 million purse.

The 2021 Sony Open in Hawaii tees it up January 11-17 and will be played without spectators.  Watch the PGA TOUR competition on Golf Channel's live broadcast, Thursday-Sunday, January 14-17.

Hideki Matsuyama hits on the range during practice prior to the 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii
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