Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Latest Posts

Champions League Final Weighs Move to London or Portugal

Officials from UEFA and Britain met Monday to discuss shifting the Manchester City-Chelsea game from Istanbul to Wembley. Porto, Portugal, is another option.European soccer’s...

Kentucky Derby Winner’s DQ Won’t Change the Bets. Here’s Why.

A failed drug test has cast doubt on Medina Spirit’s victory at Churchill Downs. But people who bet on him to win will keep...

Cal Survived Covid. Now, Back to Its Usual Problems

The school conducted tens of thousands of coronavirus tests, aborted the football season and lost $10 million. Is that light at the end of...

Canelo Álvarez Has Three Belts and All the Numbers in His Corner

The supermiddleweight champion pounded Billy Joe Saunders in front of 73,126 spectators in Texas and wants the I.B.F. champion Caleb Plant next.The 73,126 paid...

The First Look: Farmers Insurance Open

The Farmers Insurance Open features a star-studded field — including two-time FedExCup winner Rory McIlroy and past champion Jon Rahm — from San Diego’s scenic Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Marc Leishman, who won last year’s Farmers Insurance Open for his fifth PGA TOUR title, returns to defend as golfers will once again take on Torrey Pines’ North and South Courses.

FIELD NOTES: After withdrawing from The American Express last week with a tweaked back, Rahm is back in action at Torrey Pines. He won the Farmers Insurance Open in 2017 and was runner-up in 2020… McIlroy makes his first TOUR start of the calendar year after teeing it up in Abu Dhabi last week. He finished T3 at Torrey Pines a year ago… Three golfers in the top 10 of the FedExCup standings (as of Jan. 23) will tee it up at Torrey Pines: Harris English, Viktor Hovland, and Carlos Ortiz… Count Will Zalatoris as one of the sponsor exemptions this week. Zalatoris earned enough non-member FedExCup points in the fall to notch Special Temporary Membership, which allows him to accept unlimited sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the season. He currently leads the Korn Ferry Tour’s Regular Season Points List… The past two U.S. Amateur champions — Tyler Strafaci (2020) and Andy Ogletree (2019) – are in the field on sponsor exemptions. The two were teammates at Georgia Tech… Kamaiu Johnson, winner of last year’s APGA Tour Championship, is making his TOUR debut. 

FEDEXCUPWinner receives 500 FedExCup points.

COURSETorrey Pines GC (South), 7,765 yards, par-72. Torrey Pines GC (North), 7,258 yards, par-72 (yardages subject to change). The North Course will once again be used for the first two rounds before golfers play their weekend rounds on only the South Course, which is set to host the U.S. Open later this year. 

STORYLINES: Tiger Woods, a seven-time winner of this event, is sidelined after having back surgery… Two-time Farmers champion Jason Day will make his calendar-year debut this week. The 12-time TOUR winner is an equipment free agent this year and, per a report from The Australian, Day has begun working with Woods’ former swing coach Chris Como… Jordan Spieth will also make his first start of 2021 at the Farmers Insurance Open. The former FedExCup champion is still searching for his previous form, having not won on TOUR since 2017… Leishman looks to become the event’s fourth back-to-back winner. Only Woods, Phil Mickelson, and J.C. Snead have pulled the double… There’s a robust group of local products teeing it up at Torrey Pines, led by multi-time TOUR winner Xander Schauffele (who went to San Diego State), and of course, Mickelson – who is coming to Torrey Pines after hosting The American Express.    

72-HOLE RECORD: 266, George Burns (1987), Tiger Woods (1999).

18-HOLE RECORD: North Course record: 61, Mark Brooks (2nd round, 1990), Brandt Snedeker (1st round, 2007). Redesigned North Course record: 62, Jon Rahm (1st round, 2019), Ryan Palmer (2nd round, 2020).

South Course record: 62, Tiger Woods (3rd round, 1999)  

LAST TIME: Leishman captured his fifth PGA TOUR title thanks to a sizzling Sunday 65 – tied for the round of the day – at the South Course. The Australian made things interesting late after he bogeyed the par-4 17th Sunday, but he knocked a wedge from 83 yards to just six feet on the 72nd hole and nailed the birdie to pull ahead of Rahm. Leishman made five birdies on the front nine Sunday to start to pull away from all challengers, but Rahm did himself no favors going 4 over for his first five holes in the final round. Two-time Farmers Insurance Open winner Brandt Snedeker finished T3 alongside McIlroy. Tom Hoge finished fifth.


HOW TO FOLLOW

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. ET (CBS). Sunday, 1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel), 3-6:30 p.m. ET (CBS).

PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. (Featured Groups), Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups), 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Holes), Sunday, 11:15 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups), 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Holes) 

Radio: Thursday-Friday, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. ET. Saturday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. ET. Sunday, 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m. ET (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com/liveaudio).

Latest Posts

Champions League Final Weighs Move to London or Portugal

Officials from UEFA and Britain met Monday to discuss shifting the Manchester City-Chelsea game from Istanbul to Wembley. Porto, Portugal, is another option.European soccer’s...

Kentucky Derby Winner’s DQ Won’t Change the Bets. Here’s Why.

A failed drug test has cast doubt on Medina Spirit’s victory at Churchill Downs. But people who bet on him to win will keep...

Cal Survived Covid. Now, Back to Its Usual Problems

The school conducted tens of thousands of coronavirus tests, aborted the football season and lost $10 million. Is that light at the end of...

Canelo Álvarez Has Three Belts and All the Numbers in His Corner

The supermiddleweight champion pounded Billy Joe Saunders in front of 73,126 spectators in Texas and wants the I.B.F. champion Caleb Plant next.The 73,126 paid...

Don't Miss

Some Dramatic Quarterback Successions Start at the N.F.L. Draft

If the draft last week revealed anything, it was that there’s no tactful way to replace a healthy starting quarterback.Replacing a franchise quarterback is...

In Anti-Ownership Protests, United Fans Rediscover Their Own Power

The protests, by Manchester United fans demanding the Glazer family sell the club, forced the postponement of a match after the stadium was stormed.At...

Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year

The Ivy League, unlike most Division I conferences, decided against spring sports. That has led some athletes, like baseball players at Brown, to find...

Four World Cup tickets on the line for Concacaf hopefuls

Thirteen teams to participate in Guatemala between 3-9 May 2021 The Domo Polideportivo also hosted matches at the FIFA Futsal World...

Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby

The trainer Bob Baffert collected his seventh Derby victory while the favorite, Essential Quality, faltered and finished fourth.LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On another first Saturday...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.