Honestly, if it weren't for DFS, I would have no interest in golf. I'm always looking to do something fun and different, and going to the Sony Open surely fit the bill. Luckily for me, Oahu is just a 5o-minute plane ride away and taxis and Uber made it easy to get to and from the Waialae Country Club for the last two rounds of the tournament.
The golf course is nestled in a residential area along the waterfront. Saturday felt like perfect spectator weather; a bit overcast with a light breeze that made for watching golf under the shade pleasurable, to say the least. I wasn't sure what to expect but our time at a live event was perfect because we walked the entire course with Justin Thomas, Hudson Swafford, and Gary Woodland.
Starting at the first hole, there were more putts missed than I had expected, and some of them looked to come within inches! Thomas had a more than exceptional first round on Thursday, so expectations were high. On the fifth hole, it looked like Swafford hit a ball off the tee, which ended up in a creek with very little water, possibly hitting the trees (but I can't say for sure). Both Woodland and Thomas hit balls outside of the fairway during the third round. At the 18th hole, Thomas hit a ball off the tee that was far left into the trees. I assume he was trying to hit it over the trees but it didn't have the distance. He had to hit the ball through the trees to get it to the green and made it, by only hitting a leaf from a coconut tree.