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The Sony Open in Hawaii attracts 144 of the world's greatest golf professionals to the Waialae Country Club on the island of Oahu. The event is the largest charity golf event in Hawaii and has raised over $18 million dollars for over 350 local not-for-profits since 1999.  The 2018 tournament marked the 20th anniverary of Sony's title sponsorship of the event.  

Patton Kizzire parred the sixth playoff hole to capture the 2018 title after James Hahn lipped out an 8-foot par putt. Both finished regulation at 17-under 263. During the event, the PGA TOUR and Sony announced the extension of their partnership by another four years, through 2022, tying it for the third-longest tenured title sponsor on the TOUR.  

Tournament host Friends of Hawaii Charities distributed $1.1 million in charitable grants from proceeds raised at the 2018 Sony Open, thanks primarily to the significant, long-time charity partnership of The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., which matches funds raised at tournament dollar-for-dollar.  Among the 140 charity grant recipients are community-based, non-profit organizations which operate programs for Hawaii’s children, women, elderly and its impoverished