The 2018 Farmers Insurance Open was held again this year at the beautiful Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California as part of the “West Coast Swing.” Jason Day captured his 11th PGA TOUR victory over Alex Noren in six playoff holes that carried over into Monday morning. However, the talk of the week was definitely the return of Tiger Woods.
After being away from competitive golf for over a year and with multiple back surgeries, Woods was able to put together a tournament with scores of 72-71-70-72 for a total of 3-under par. Although he made the cut (on the number) and put together a respectable tournament, it was his short game that saved him this week. His driver (17 fairways hit all week) and irons will need some work, but it’s glad to see him in good health and with speed back in his golf swing. We can only hope he keeps improving and peaks in April for The Masters.
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The tournament was in the hands of three players by the end of Sunday with Jason Day, Alex Noren and Ryan Palmer tied at 10-under par. After the first playoff hole, it was Day vs. Noren for another four holes until darkness suspended play. One factor that many golfers blamed for the extended tournament was JB Holmes, taking over four minutes to play his second shot on his 72nd hole while “icing” Alex Noren and his chance to win outright. On Monday morning and their drives off the 18th tee, Noren attempted to hit his 3-wood to reach the green in two, but fell short by about 3-yards, ultimately handing the tournament to Jason Day, who stuffed his third shot, a wedge, to near tap-in range for birdie. This was Day’s first win since The 2016 PLAYERS Championship.
Source: PGA TOUR