TORREY PINES - Billy Horschel holds a one-stroke lead after 18 holes at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Horschel converted his only previous 18-hole lead/co-lead on Tour to victory way back at the 2014 TOUR Championship
Each of the last three winners of the Farmers Insurance Open have opened the event on the North Course.
Michael Thompson posted a bogey-free (64) which marked his lowest score in 31 rounds at this event.
Rickie Fowler stands T-5 (-6) which marked his best 18-hole position at the event since T-2 back in 2011 when finished T-20
Of the 30 players that shot 67-or-better, only four did so on the South Course: Jon Rahm (T-5), Luke List (T-9), Peter Malnati (T-9), Cameron Tringale (T-9). The South Course is considered one of the toughest 18 on Tour.
Field Update: John Huh/WD Wednesday - Beau Hossler/IN
Farmers Insurance Open | Leaderboard After 18 Holes:
Billy Horschel - 63 (-9) NC
Michael Thompson - 64 (-8) NC
Stephan Jaeger - 65 (-7) NC
Kevin Tway - 65 (-7) NC
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Farmers Insurance | The Basics with Tee-Times:
Thursday’s second round will tee-off at 9:00am (local)/Noon (ET) through 11:00am/local/2:00pm (ET), using both the North and South courses.
Tee-times - (PGATourCom)
Weather: Sunny skies but chilly for the morning rounds with temperatures ranging from 50-65 degrees. Winds about 9 mph with low humidity (32-59%) and no chance of rain. Friday and Saturday will be partly cloudy with no rain. Wind 8-10 mph.
Friday’s PGA Tour Brunch will post by Noon (ET).
Farmers Insurance Open | Overview
COURSE: Torrey Pines (South)
ARCHITECT: William Bell
YARDS/PAR: 7,765 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,400,000/$1,512,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Patrick Reed
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points / to Winner: 500
OFFICIAL SITE: (Farmer's Insurance Open )
TV COVERAGE: Today’s second round coverage runs from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and continues with CBS picking up the tournament from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (ET), tossing local and nightly newscasts for a loop! Final Round TVis Saturday: 2:30pm to 4:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 4;30pm to 8pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus Thursday with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 12:00pm to 7:00pm (ET). Friday and Saturday ESPN+ Streaming from 12:00pm to 8pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the The Farmers with today’s broadcast from 1:00pm to 7:00pm (ET). Friday and Saturday coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 3:00pm to 8:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATour(dot)com.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
What They’re Saying:
Rahm Best on South; Horschel Leads Overall (ESPN/AP)
Rickie Fowler Back on Track - (Golf Week/USA Today)
DJ Shoots (68) After Long Layoff - (PGATourCom)
How to Watch Farmers Insurance Open - Thur-Sat - (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
January 27, 2008- Tiger Woods made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to shoot one-under (71) to clinch an eight shot victory at the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines. It marked his fourth straight title at Torrey Pines and third straight PGA Tour victory that season. Woods returned to Torrey Pines five months later and won the U.S. Open for the third time. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE