Tiger Woods gets his PGA TOUR season in progress at his standard beginning spot, looking for more Torrey Pines brilliance against a solid lineup gloating FedExCup champion Justin Rose, momentum focuses pioneer Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm and shielding champion Jason Day.
Rory McIlroy is set to give Torrey Pines a test without precedent for his profession, adding to his travelog of West Coast Swing stops recently skirted. Jordan Spieth likewise returns following a three-year break as he looks for a kick off to his season.FIELD NOTES: Masters champion Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler additionally help make a mouth-watering menu of observer choices for those not following Woods. … In all, the lineup figures to convey 19 of the best 30 in the current FedExCup standings. … Reigning U.S. Novice champion Viktor Hovland tees it up against PGA TOUR rivalry for the second time since succeeding at Pebble Beach. The Oklahoma State junior missed the cut finally fall’s Mayakoba Golf Classic. … Former best positioned novice Braden Thornberry makes his ace introduction at Torrey Pines on a support welcome. The 2017 NCAA champion, who left Mississippi at midyear, tied for fourth at the FedEx St. Jude Classic weeks after his NCAA triumph. … Another exception went to Doug Ghim, previous U.S. Novice sprinter up and victor of school golf’s Ben Hogan Award.
FEDEXCUP: Winner gets 500 points.
STORYLINES: Woods makes his hotly anticipated 2019 introduction, his first official begin since a mixing Sunday finally fall’s TOUR Championship finished a winless keep running of 1,876 days. He’s won this occasion multiple times alongside the 2008 U.S. Open, however was most recently seen completing beside last at the Hero World Challenge. … Schauffele, a La Jolla local, as of now has two successes this season however may be content with essentially making the end of the week at Torrey Pines. He’s missed the cut in every one of the three Farmers begins. … Spieth would like to discover a start in his first visit to Torrey Pines since 2015. His initial three begins of the season still can’t seem to create a main 50 complete, with two missed cuts. … Day tries to wind up the occasion’s fourth consecutive victor, joining J.C. Snead (1975-76), Mickelson (2000-01) and Woods (four straight from 2005-08). … Last year’s outcome made it eight back to back Farmers champions to open their week on the South course. Ben Crane (2010) was the last victor to begin play on the North.
COURSE: Torrey Pines GC (South), 7,698 yards, standard 72. Presently starting its 6th decade as a PGA TOUR setting, the previous World War II armed force base has advanced into a noteworthy title format in the midst of one of the TOUR’s increasingly beautiful settings. William Bell’s 1957 structure skillfully changed the precipices fronting the Pacific Ocean into an animating design, pulling in the TOUR’s yearly San Diego stop in 1968. Torrey Pines additionally has the Junior Worlds every July. A Rees Jones update in 2001 pulled in the 2008 U.S. Open, caught by Woods in an epic playoff over Rocco Mediate, and the South course is set to serve again as 2021 host. Torrey Pines’ North course (7,258/72), in its third year of a Tom Weiskopf overhaul, again will be used for the initial two rounds.
72-HOLE RECORD: 266, George Burns (1987), Tiger Woods (1999).
18-HOLE RECORD: 61, Mark Brooks (second cycle, 1990) and Brandt Snedeker (first cycle, 2007) at Torrey Pines North, originating before the Weiskopf upgrade. South course record: 62, Tiger Woods (third cycle, 1999). Upgraded North record: 64, Jason Day (second cycle, 2018).
A year ago: Day made short work of a Monday get done with, requiring 13 minutes to dispatch Alex Noren with a birdie on the 6th additional gap after their playoff was ended by dimness the past night. The playoff started with three men, however Ryan Palmer was killed on the primary additional gap before Day and Noren coordinated two additional birdies and two standards until the point when dusk assumed control. Day found the unpleasant upon resumption at the standard 5 eighteenth, laying up back to the fairway and watching his 85-yard wedge stream back to 18 crawls of the flagstick. Noren’s second shot, interim, injury up in Devlin’s Billabong that fronts the eighteenth green. Day’s eleventh PGA TOUR triumph finished a 20-month winless dry season going back to THE PLAYERS Championship in 2016. Woods tied for 23rd in his first TOUR begin back after a fourth back medical procedure.
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