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Sony Open 2018: Pro-Am review, tee times for first round

Sony Open 2018: Pro-Am review, tee times for first round

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The first round of the 2018 Sony Open doesn’t tee-off until tomorrow morning, but that didn’t stop the pros from playing 18 rounds with some amateurs and celebrities at the annual Sony Open Pro-Am.

While the Pro-Am didn’t feature a deep star-studded lineup, it did feature Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers and Kelly Rohrbach, who starred alongside 'The Rock' in this summer's Baywatch remake. 

But perhaps more important than star power was having the pros get on the course a day ahead of the tournament to study each hole, all while enjoying the near perfect playing conditions.

Going into tournament play, the field is vast and deep with talented golfers. But Justin Thomas, last year's winner, is considered the favorite to reach the final round on Sunday and play for his second-straight Sony Open.

At Wednesday's Pro-Am, Thomas shot an impressive -9 through 18 holes, a stroke ahead of any golfer on the course.

As the first full-field PGA Tour event of the new year, the first round of the Sony Open will begin as early as 7 a.m. HT. Below is a list of each Thursday tee-time:

No. 1 Tee

7 a.m. -- Danny Lee, Ryan Palmer, Colt Knost

7:10 a.m. -- Ted Potter, Jr., Michael Kim, Richy Werenski

7:20 a.m. -- Robert Streb, John Huh, Morgan Hoffmann

7:30 p.m. -- Jonas Blixt, D.A. Points, Vijay Singh

7:40 a.m. -- Wesley Bryan, Chris Kirk, K.J. Choi

7:50 a.m. -- Austin Cook, Cameron Smith, Luke Donald

8 a.m. -- Russell Henley, Fabian Gomez, Peter Malnati

8:10 a.m. -- Chad Campbell, Jason Kokrak, Tyrone Van Aswegen

8:20 a.m. -- Troy Merritt, Ben Martin, Cameron Tringale

8:30 a.m. -- Talor Gooch, Lanto Griffin, Daisuke Kataoka

8:40 a.m. -- Tyler Duncan, Andrew Yun, John Oda

8:50 a.m. -- Andrew Putnam, Stephan Jaeger, Sam Ryder

11:40 a.m. -- Scott Brown, Keegan Bradley, Sean O'Hair

11:50 a.m. -- Scott Piercy, Ricky Barnes, Steve Allan

12 p.m. -- Harris English, Jamie Lovemark, Patrick Rodgers

12:10 p.m. -- Brian Harman, Billy Hurley III, Smylie Kaufman

12:20 p.m. -- Mac Hughes, Greg Chalmers, Tony Finau

12:30 p.m. -- Patton Kizzire, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson

12:40 p.m. -- Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner, Kevin Kisner

12:50 p.m. -- J.J. Henry, Rory Sabbatini, Jerry Kelly

1 p.m. -- Joel Dahmen, Tom Lovelady, Zecheng Dou

1:10 p.m. -- Sam Saunders, Tom Hoge, Nate Lashley

1:20 p.m. -- Kyle Thompson, Xinjun Zhang, Ethan Tracy

1:30 p.m. -- Martin Piller, Aaron Wise, Abraham Ancer

No. 10 Tee

7 a.m. -- Bill Haas, Steve Wheatcroft, Blayne Barber

7:10 a.m. -- Mark Wilson, Harold Varner III, Ollie Schniederjans

7:20 a.m. -- Jonathan Byrd, J.J. Spaun, Kevin Tway

7:30 a.m. -- Vaughn Taylor, Emiliano Grillo, Charles Howell III

7:40 a.m. -- Kyle Stanley, Russell Knox, James Hahn

7:50 a.m. -- Marc Leishman, Si Woo Kim, Webb Simpson

8 a.m. -- Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Daniel Berger

8:10 a.m. -- Matt Jones, Ryan Blaum, Pete Uihlein

8:20 a.m. -- Omar Uresti, Bronson Burgoon, Brandon Harkins

8:30 a.m. -- Brett Stegmaier, Matt Akins, Tatsuya Kodai

8:40 a.m. -- Ben Silverman, Roberto Diaz, Eric Dugas

8:50 a.m. -- Nicholas Lindheim, Adam Schenk, Shugo Imahira

11:40 a.m. -- Chez Reavie, Jon Curran, Dominic Bozzelli

11:50 a.m. -- Kevin Na, Whee Kim, Luke List

12 p.m. -- Michael Thompson, Kelly Kraft, Yusaku Miyazato

12:10 p.m. -- Aaron Baddeley, Gary Woodland, Brian Gay

12:20 p.m. -- Brian Stuard, Sangmoon Bae, Stewart Cink

12:30 p.m. -- Ryan Armour, Hudson Swafford, Jim Herman

12:40 p.m. -- Chris Stroud, Cody Gribble, William McGirt

12:50 p.m. -- Matt Every, John Peterson, Andrew Landry

1 p.m. -- Jonathan Randolph, Beau Hossler, Hyung-Sung Kim

1:10 p.m. -- Rob Oppenheim, Conrad Shindler, Satoshi Kodaira

1:20 p.m. -- Seamus Power, Corey Conners, Gunn Yang

1:30 p.m. -- Brice Garnett, Keith Mitchell, Tyler Ota

For those interested in attending the event, ticket and parking information can be found at the Sony Open’s official website. As for tomorrow’s weather forecast, spectators and the golfers should expect some overcast but dry weather, according to  PGA Tour meteorologist Wade Stettner, per PGATour.com:

“Expect partly cloudy skies with an afternoon high in the lower 80s. Generally dry conditions are forecast from Friday through Sunday with rain chances less than 20 percent each of those days. Light winds are expected this upcoming week with afternoon highs in the lower 80s each day.”

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