The Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines is always a very special weekend on the tours calendar. It is an event that is steeped in history and has a number of greats winners, from Tiger Woods to Phil Mickelson, it is a great event with real pedigree and will have the full attention of the players this week. They will be playing the South Course at Torrey Pines which measures 7, 698 yards and plays as a par 72. This is a golf course that is very easy on the eye and is set on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. It has seen some incredible battles before as it has staged majors that have played out like pure theater. It is all set up for a memorable week and promises to produce some top golf. Jason Day is back to defend the title he won last year in a crowded playoff and will look to do the same this week. The explosive Australian comes back from a long festive break after taking off almost all of the fall. Refreshed and focused, the major winner will be hard to beat. Rickie Fowler has made the trip back after winning in Abu Dhabi last week and will be hard to beat. The Californian seems to grow in confidence every time he tees it up and has turned into one of the very best competitors internationally, his new world ranking of 4th is just reward for the sensational golf he has been playing. Will it be one of the planets superstars who win or will one of the younger prospects make a name for themselves? All will be revealed when the action gets under way on Thursday and promises to sizzle all the way until Sunday.
Jason Day (+700 BetOnline.ag)
Even though the Australian has come off such a lengthy break, there is still reason to believe that he can win and defend the title that he won last year. Day has turned into one of the games hottest prospects and would have prepared exceptionally well for his first event of the year. With incredible length and superb feel on the greens, Jason Day could well start the year with a bang.
Patrick Reed (+2000 BetOnline.ag)
Patrick Reed has all the skill and shots to pull of a win on the South course of Torrey Pines. He divides opinions wherever he goes but the one thing everyone is starting to agree on when it comes to Patrick Reed, is that he is one of the best players on The PGA Tour at the moment. He will certainly be competitive this week and if he can get the putter to work then he will be right up there with the leaders on Sunday.
Dustin Johnson (+1400 BetOnline.ag)
Torrey Pines suits Dustin Johnson’s game very well and he should put in a serious challenge for The Farmers Insurance Open. His astounding distance off the tee will give him a big advantage over the field and will leave him in very good scoring areas for his second shot on this lengthy course. Johnson is backing up his talent with consistency and that will surely make him a realistic option to win this weekend.