Poor Sony Open. This week's event might be the most underappreciated, underrated tourney on the entire PGA Tour schedule.
Part of that stems from its place on the calendar. It sits just after the Hyundai TOC, which boasts a more star-studded field and more awe-inspiring scenery. It's like the opening act taking the stage after the headliner has already ripped through a killer set. By Week 2 of Hawaii, most fans watching at home are already desensitized to the mystique of the islands so it doesn't hold the same impact.