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2024 Sony Open Preview: Best Matchups and Prop Bets

Bill Christy
Written by Bill Christy
January 10, 2024
2024 Sony Open Preview Best Matchups and Prop Bets

Chris Kirk took home his 6th PGA Tour victory last week at The Sentry. The 38-year-old made an incredible 30 birdies during the tournament to bag his 2nd win over the last 9 months. Can Captain Kirk go back-to-back this week? He's +2200 to win outright according to DraftKings.

The PGA Tour will stay in Hawaii for the second straight week, as the 2024 Sony Open tees off on Thursday, January 11. Check out the best matchups and prop bets for this outstanding tournament below. All 3 head-to-head matchups can be found at DraftKings.

Cam Davis (+100) OVER Denny McCarthy

Cam is coming off a 52nd place finish at the Sentry where he shot an eye-popping 8 under on Sunday. He will look to carry that momentum into the Sony Open here where he has finished inside the Top 35 in 4 straight starts.

He faces off with McCarthy who tied with him last year at the Sony when they each finished 32nd, the year prior, McCarthy finished a mediocre 48th. We believe Davis is in a good spot here off that 8 under round and his consistent success at the Sony to pick up the win in this matchup.

Hideki Matsuyama (-120) OVER J.J. Spaun

Hideki won the Sony back in 2022 and had back-to-back Top 20 finishes prior to that. Last season however, he faltered a bit and finished 48th. He shot an 8 under total to finish up his work last week at the Sentry and placed 58th.

His opponent in this matchup, JJ Spaun, has not played a Tour round since the RSM Classic back in November. He has missed the cut here at the Sony in 3 of his last 4 starts.

He should be a bit rusty coming off this long break and with a weak track record here at the Sony, Matsuyama should be able to better him this weekend.

Andrew Putnam (-110) OVER Sahith Theegala

At the Sentry, Putnam was able to better himself after each round. He went from 1 over to 2 under, then 6 under, and then 8 under on Sunday for a total of 16 under par for the tournament and a 40th place finish.

Last year was the best finish for Putnam at the Sony when he finished 4th. Theegala is coming off an impressive 2nd place finish last week at the Sentry but has only participated in the Sony once back in 2022 when he finished 48th.

We are banking on Theegala falling off a bit from last week and Putnam continuing his success from last season.

Top 30: Hideki Matsuyama (+120) (DraftKings)

Matsuyama is only 1 year removed from winning the Sony outright and placing inside the Top 20 in the 2 years previous. In 14 of his 26 events played last season, Matsuyama was able to play his way into the Top 30 by the end of Sunday.

To get him at plus money on this prop makes it a must play. Jump on this as soon as you can!

Top 30: Corey Conners (-140) (DraftKings)

At a 60% rate last season, Corey Conners finished inside the Top 30 in his 25 starts. This season, in his sole start at the Sentry, he finished just outside with a 33rd place finish.

His track record here at the Sony is impressive. He has finished inside the Top 15 in 4 straight seasons. Playing him to finish inside the Top 20 at plus money is certainly a viable option but we feel more comfortable laying the extra juice on the Top 30.

Top 20: Russell Henley (+120) (FanDuel)

Henley finished inside the Top 20 in the last 6 events he started last season. Here at the Sony, he has finished inside the Top 20 in 2 of the last 3 seasons with one of them being a runner-up finish.

We are banking on Henley continuing his strong play from the ladder part of last season to carry over here at the Sony. This is probably our favorite prop bet of the Sony Open.

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