PGA Tour Brunch: The Farmers (R-3)
@PGATourBrunch Previews the Weekend at Farmers Insurance Open
Farmers Insurance Open Tournament Notebook:
Tournament leader in Norway’s Viktor Hovland (-9) is in position to win for the second time in his last three PGA Tour starts.
Thursday’s co-leader Patrick Reed is T-2 with (-8), made four bogeys en route to even-par 72 after bogey-free (64) opening round.
Peter Malnati is T-8 (-7) and advanced to the weekend for the first time after missing the cut in four prior appearances at Farmers Insurance Open (2014, 2017, 2018, 2020).
For the first two rounds, the South Course is playing to a cumulative 73.955 average while the North Course was an easier average score of 70.131. The rest of the tournament is on the South Course.
Cutline was at (-1) after a torrential rain storm (an atmospheric river) fell on Torrey Pines and the La Jolla area yesterday. A total of 79 players came in at 1-under (143) from a field of 155 professionals and one amateur.
Phil Mickelson made the cut with two birdies on his final two holes.
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Farmers Insurance Open Leaderboard
(After Round 2)
Viktor Hovland 70-65—135 (-9) NC/SC
Jon Rahm 69-67—136 (-8) SC/NC
Adam Scott 67-69—136 (-8) NC/SC
Tony Finau 69-67—136 (-8) SC/NC
Lanto Griffin 66-70—136 (-8) NC/SC
Ryan Palmer 66-70—136 (-8) SC/NC
Patrick Reed 64-72—136 (-8) NC/SC
Three players T-8 (-7)
What They’re Saying:
Hovland Shoots (65) to take Farmers Insurance Open Lead (PGATourCom)
Hovland Endures Weather Delay (Associated Press)
Matthew Wolff Withdrew with Hand Injury (USA Today)
Phil Mickelson Shows Life in “Old Bones” (GolfCom)
Win Probablities (PGATourCom)
Highlights of Day Two at Torrey Pines:
#SportsBiz and Gold Industry News:
PGA Merchandise Show (CBS Sports)
Getting Fit for Golf Gear on a Budget? (GolfCom)
Scratch Stick (YouTube)
Gaining Intel at Torrey Pines Ahead of U.S. Open (San Diego Union Tribune)
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup @FarmersInsOpen #SeeYouAtTorrey
TV COVERAGE: Saturday, January 30: 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS. Sunday, January 31: 3:00pm to 6:30pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Saturday, January 30: 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). Sunday, January 31: 3:00pm to 6:30pm (ET) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio or online on PGATour.com
PGA TOUR TOURNAMENT SITE (link)
On This Day in Golf History:
January 30, 1977 - Tom Watson won for the second consecutive week and for his fifth victory on the PGA Tour when he shot a final round (69) at the Andy Williams San Diego Open at Torrey Pines. Watson won by five shots over Larry Nelson and John Schroeder. The previous week, Watson took the title at the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. (Courtesy Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE