Winners Walker, Johnson, Henley grouped at Sony


Three of the most recent winners at the Sony Open in Hawaii will be grouped this week, as Zach Johnson, Russell Henley and defending champion Jimmy Walker will play the first two rounds together at Waialae Country Club.

Walker won the second of his three PGA Tour titles in Honolulu last year, while Henley set a tournament scoring record en route to victory in 2013 and Johnson took home the trophy in 2009. The trio will begin the opening round at 5:30 p.m. ET off the first tee.

Here are other notable groups to keep an eye on during the first two rounds in Oahu (all times ET):

12:40 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Jason Day, Harris English, K.J. Choi

Day's course record-tying 62 nearly earned him a spot in a playoff Monday at Kapalua, but his T-3 finish was still his third straight top-five result overall. He'll be joined by English, who cooled somewhat after a torrid start to last season, and Choi, who won this event in 2008.

12:50 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Luke Donald

This group includes three of the top-ranked players in this week's field, as Simpson and Donald make their 2015 debuts while Kuchar looks to bounce back from a T-17 finish last week in Maui. Kuchar rides a streak of three straight top-10 finishes at the Sony, while Donald was a runner-up here in 2007.

5:20 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Chris Kirk, Brian Harman, Kevin Streelman

Kirk headlines a trio of players who each won on the PGA Tour last season, as he looks to better his runner-up finish at Waialae from a year ago. He also tied for fifth here in 2013, while Harman and Streelman will both be in search of their first top-10 finish at this event.

5:20 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Robert Streb, Angel Cabrera, Hideki Matsuyama

Matsuyama held a share of the 54-hole lead last week in Maui, but ultimately fell one shot short of Walker and winner Patrick Reed. He'll look to improve on that T-3 result this week while playing alongside Streb, the current leader in the FedEx Cup standings, and Cabrera, who failed to break 70 last week on the Plantation Course.