Honda Classic Golf 2022: PGA tournament schedule, TV Coverage and latest odds

Matt Jones will hope to defend his title at this year’s Honda Classic Golf Tournament

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The PGA tour will soon move on from the sunny sites of Los Angeles, California, as the Genesis Open concludes and will jump across the country to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as the Honda Classic returns once more.

The tournament, which was once called the National Airlines Open Invitational due to its previous sponsorship, first began in 1973 and was frequently the first of the Florida events in late winter following the ‘West Coast Swing.’

The schedule change in 2021 has now given it its new date of February and since 1982, the American Honda Motor Company has been the event’s sponsor.

Australia’s Matt Jones is the current Champion of the competition, winning by five strokes with a score of 268 in 2021.

He will hope to defend his title but will be in competition with other recent PGA National winners, including Sungjae Im, Keith Mitchell, Padraig Harrington and Rickie Fowler.

Joaquin Niemann recently set the 36-hole scoring record at The Genesis Invitational and is also set to join his fellow competitors at the Honda Classic.

Niemann has shot to the scene in the 2021/22 seasonNiemann has shot to the scene in the 2021/22 season
Niemann has shot to the scene in the 2021/22 season

He has been storming the West Coast of America, setting up several records and captured his second Tour win in LA and will hope to continue his 2022 with the same incredible success he has been working so hard to achieve in the first half of the 2021/22 season.

The tournament has only seen one consecutive winner in its history. Jack Nicklaus won the event when it was known as the Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic in 1977 and 1978.

Here is all you need to know ahead of the Honda Classic PGA Tournament...

When is the Honda Classic?

The tournament will begin on Thursday 24 February 2022 and conclude on Sunday 27 February 2022

What is the tournament schedule?

Thursday 24 February: Pratt and Whitney Military Appreciation Day. The Honda Classic First Round Begins. 7am local time (12pm GMT)

Friday 25 February: Jupiter Medical Center Healthcare Heroes Day. Honda Classic Second Round Begins. 7am local time (12pm GMT)

Saturday 26 February: Tire Kingdom Family Day. Honda Classic Third Round Begins. 9am local time (2pm GMT)

Sunday 27 February: Play Yellow Day. Honda Classic Final Round. 9am local time (2pm GMT)

How to follow the Honda Classic

Sky Sports Golf will offer full coverage of the event with coverage taking place from 1pm to 11pm GMT for the Thursday and Friday sessions.

On Saturday and Sunday Sky Sports will begin showing the event from 6pm GMT.

Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to stream the tournament via the SkyGo app.

What’s the purse for the Honda Classic?

The overall purse is $8 million which is just under £6 million. The winner of the event will be set to receive $1.4 million (£1m) with the rest split between the remaining players.

McIlroy won the event in 2012McIlroy won the event in 2012
McIlroy won the event in 2012

What are the latest odds for the Honda Classic?

  • Sungjae Im 11/1
  • Tommy Fleetwood 18/1
  • Brooks Koepka 18/1
  • Daniel Berger 18/1
  • Joaquin Niemann 18/1
  • Shane Lowry 22/1
  • Cameron Tringale 25/1
  • Louis Oosthuizen 25/1

Bets courtesy of The Bunkered bet.

When was the last time a British golfer won the tournament?

Rory McIlroy was the last British golfer to win the tournament. In 2012, he beat Tiger Woods and Tom Gillis to the number one spot by two strokes.

In 2014, the Northern Irishman was joined by the Scottish golfer Russell Knox in coming second, losing to the American golfer Russell Henley.

Luke Donald was the last Englishman to win the tournament - a feat achieved in 2006.

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