Jimmy Walker has won the last two renewals of this event and understandably is priced up as tournament jolly by the bookies. His game suits this place and I would not be surprised if he produced another solid performance around one of his favourite tracks. At 14/1 the price is tempting but I'll be looking for a shade more value at this stage of the season with little recent form to go on.
After the Nedbank and Hyundai on courses that didn't exactly suit his game Russell Knox arrives in Hawaii with a great chance of building on his spectacular finish to last year. He won the HSBC WGC before going mighty close in the Mayakoba a week later. His strengths lie in his long game and with a top 20 posted here last year we can have a solid investment in the Scot at 45/1. He can cope with the tighter fairways and his confidence is flowing so this represents a major opportunity for Knox. I was surprised to see the price and would have expected a top price of 33/1. He has a second and third posted at the Honda, a course which I feel could translate the same form onto Waialae. Loves these tests and with a top 20 last year he is beginning to show signs of getting used the layout.