The PGA Tour continues its West Coast swing this week with the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Scott Stallings is the defending champ at the event that uses both the North and South Course at Torrey.
The field includes 20 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings including Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. A three-time winner here, Mickelson is making his 26th start in the event, while Woods is looking to recapture the form that led to eight wins on the course, including the 2008 U.S. Open.
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Justin Rose – Back in the U.S. to play for the first time since the Tour Championship. He’s off to a good start on the Euro Tour with two top-15 finishes this year.
Russell Knox – Rebounded from a missed cut at Humana for a tie for 15th last week at the Phoenix Open. Tied for 10th at the Farmers last season.
Gary Woodland – Led this event last season entering the final round before finishing tied for 10th. Tied for third at the Sony Open and then missed the cut at TPC Scottsdale.
Marc Leishman – Has played well in this event, tying for second twice, including last year, and tying for ninth in six starts.
Fredrik Jacobson – Closed with a 64 in Phoenix to finish tied for seventh. He missed the cut at Humana and missed it at TPC Scottsdale in 2014 so it looks like the junkman is rounding into form.
J.B. Holmes – Taking a low-priced flyer on Holmes who was tied for 23rd here last year. Holmes is sixth on Tour in driving distance and his length will help him at Torrey Pines.
WILDCARDS: It’s Torrey so obviously TIGER WOODS comes to mind, but it’s still wait and see mode despite his success here. A new swing he’s still learning to trust and an apparent case of the chipping yips will be issues this week despite winning this event seven times… RICKIE FOWLER started the calendar year with a tie for 46th in Phoenix but has finished in the top six at Torrey Pines since 2010.