Tadd Fujikawa, 5 others from Hawaii will tee off at Sony Open

Tadd Fujikawa

As a teenager, Tadd Fujikawa became a nationwide sensation at the Sony Open.

He made the cut in Kahala at the age of 16, and posted three top-30 finishes by the age of 20.

On Monday, the Moanalua graduate qualified for Oahu’s lone PGA tour stop — the sixth in his career. Now 25 years old, Fujikawa is looking to secure a fourth payday in paradise.

“It’s always nice to be able to know that I earned my way in this week. I’m just going to go out there and have fun,” he said. “I’m still on cloud nine. It’s very exciting for me.

“I have so many good memories here and hopefully I’ll make more, obviously,” he added. “I’ve enjoyed being here over the years and it’s always nice to be back.

“It’s been 10 years since my first Sony, and just thinking about that, it really does make me feel — I try not to think about it — but man, it’s crazy.”

This week’s field at the Sony Open in Hawaii consists of 144 players. The first 140 are below with the last four being determined in open qualifying.


Winner – PGA/U.S. Open Championship
Jason Dufner
Justin Rose
Webb Simpson
Jordan Spieth
Jimmy Walker

Winner – British Open
Zach Johnson

Winner – TOUR Championship
Billy Horschel

Winner – World Golf Championship Event
Russell Knox
Hideki Matsuyama

Winners of the Arnold Palmer Inv. & the Memorial (Last 3 Years)
Matt Every
David Lingmerth
William McGirt

Winner – FedExCup – Last Five Seasons
Brandt Snedeker

hawaii golfers in sony open

Tournament Winner in Past Two Seasons
Daniel Berger
Steven Bowditch
Keegan Bradley
Greg Chalmers
Tony Finau
Fabian Gomez
Branden Grace
Cody Gribble
Bill Haas
James Hahn
J.J. Henry
Jim Herman
Mackenzie Hughes
Billy Hurley III
Smylie Kaufman
Si Woo Kim
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Peter Malnati
Ben Martin
Troy Merritt
Rod Pampling
Pat Perez
Scott Piercy
Robert Streb
Brian Stuard
Vaughn Taylor
Nick Taylor
Justin Thomas

Career Money Exemption
Stewart Cink
Carl Pettersson

Sponsors Exemptions – Web.com Tour Finals
Bryson DeChambeau
Rory Sabbatini

Sponsors Exemptions – Members not otherwise exempt
Fred Funk
Parker McLachlin

Sponsors Exemptions – Unrestricted
Brent Grant
Hiroshi Iwata
Daisuke Kataoka
Yusaku Miyazato

Designated Sponsor Exemption
Hyung-Sung Kim
Miguel Tabuena
Y.E. Yang

Commissioner Exemption – 2 Foreign Players
Satoshi Kodaira
Hideto Tanihara

PGA Section Champion\Player of the Year
Kevin Hayashi

Past Champion of Respective Event
Russell Henley
Johnson Wagner

Life Member
Vijay Singh

Top 125 on Prior Season’s FedExCup Points List
Paul Casey
Gary Woodland
Sean O’Hair
Kevin Na
Ryan Palmer
Harris English
Jamie Lovemark
Charles Howell III
Brian Harman
David Hearn
Kyle Reifers
Hudson Swafford
Daniel Summerhays
Jon Curran
Marc Leishman
Ricky Barnes
Jerry Kelly
Chad Campbell
Patrick Rodgers
Harold Varner III
Colt Knost
Scott Brown
Chez Reavie
John Senden
Bryce Molder
K.J. Choi
Spencer Levin
John Huh
Sung Kang
Jason Bohn
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Derek Fathauer
Jonas Blixt
Zac Blair
Boo Weekley
Mark Hubbard
Kyle Stanley
Ben Crane
Michael Kim
Anirban Lahiri
Luke List
Shawn Stefani
David Toms
Seung-Yul Noh

Top 125 on Prior Season’s Official Money List thru Wyndham
Ken Duke
Steve Marino
Bud Cauley
Chad Collins
Morgan Hoffmann

Top 125 (Prior Season Nonmember)
Soren Kjeldsen

Major Medical Extension
Brian Gay
Bob Estes
John Peterson

Leading Money Winner from Web.com Tour & Web.com Tour Finals
Wesley Bryan

Top 10 and Ties from the Previous Event
Henrik Norlander
Camilo Villegas
Ollie Schniederjans
Cheng Tsung Pan

Top Finishers from Web.com Tour Prior Season (reordered)
Ryan Blaum
Cameron Smith
Whee Kim
Xander Schauffele
Ryan Brehm
Trey Mullinax
Michael Thompson
Seamus Power
Steven Alker
Cameron Percy
Brandon Hagy
J.T. Poston
Kelly Kraft
Tim Wilkinson
J.J. Spaun
Miguel Angel Carballo
Nicholas Lindheim
Tag Ridings
Andres Gonzales
Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
Will MacKenzie

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