FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN 2019 BETTING BONUS PROMO CODE
Torrey Pines Golf Course
La Jolla, Calif.
Established: 1952 (1927)
Purse $6.5 million
Yardage: 7,568 South/6,915 North
Par: 72 (both)
Format: Stroke play
Farmers Insurance Open was formerly the Buick Invitational & Buick Open San Diego Open. This PGA event brings the best players in golf to the shores of the Pacific Ocean in San Diego every winter. The Century Club of Farmers Insurance Open is one of the first events of the PGA season, and the venue is one of the finest golf courses in the world.
The tournament, formerly the Buick Invitational, changed its name to the Farmers Insurance Open when it begins on Jan. 24, 2010. The third largest auto insurer in California, replaces General Motors Co.’s Buick, which dropped its sponsorship after filing for bankruptcy last year.
The event has been played in San Diego since 1952. From 1989 through 2009, it was known as the Buick Invitational. In 2010, Farmers Insurance came on board as sponsor, It would have been called the San Diego Open had a title sponsor not been found. The tournament, which has a $5.3 million purse, was won that year by Nick Watney.
More than just a golf tournament in lavish La Jolla, the Century Club of San Diego Invitational is a highlight of the annual PGA Tour schedule. The best of the best will be the center of the attention, as the biggest names in golf shoot for a coveted early-season win.
PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN GOLF COURSES
Torrey Pines Golf Course, a 36-hole municipal facility north of San Diego in the suburb of La Jolla, is the current site of the PGA Tour. Torrey Pines has hosted the tournament every year since 1968, with rounds split between its North Course and South Course (the South Course always hosts the final round)
2018 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WINNER: JASON DAY
2017 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WINNER: JON RAHM
2016 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WINNER: BRANDT SNEDEKER
2015 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WINNER: JASON DAY
2014 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WINNER
Scott Stallings got a 9-under, ending the chances of the impressive group at 8-under — Choi, Day, DeLaet — that came in ahead of him. He needed a birdie at the last, a gettable but lengthy par-5, to break the logjam and he pulled it off, barely.
2013 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WINNER
Tiger Woods entered Monday’s finish with that six-shot margin and 11 holes to play and won the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California.
2012 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WINNER
Brandt Snedeker won the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open in a play-off. Snedeker, in the group ahead of him, hit wedge to a foot for birdie and a 67, then drove up to the media tent for an interview as the runner-up.
2011 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WINNER
Bubba Watson wins 2011 Farmers Insurance Open by one shot. Phil Mickelson is second after his eagle try on No. 18 stops short, and Tiger Woods finishes 15 shots behind at Torrey Pines. Watson’s final-round score of five-under-par 67 gave him a four-day total of 16-under 272 and a winner’s check of $1,044,000. This was his second PGA Tour title.
2010 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WINNER
Ben Crane captured the trophy at the 2010 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines with a one-shot victory over Michael Sim, Brandt Snedeker and Marc Leishman. The tourney went down to the wire after Crane missed a putt at 17, opening the door for Sim not to be his day. Crane ended the day with a 2-under 70 for his third career victory and first in nearly five years. But he didn’t know he had won until his playing partner Ryuji Imada, who had led going into Sunday’s round, congratulated him. Phil Mickelson ended the tourney in 19th place.
2009 BUICK INVITATIONAL WINNER
In 2009, golfer Nick Watney won the Buick Open Invitational when he was three shots behind with five holes to play.
First came a mini-collapse by John Rollins, a combination of bad swings and bad breaks.
Then it was a 40-foot birdie putt across the 16th green by Watney, who remembered the severity of the slope at the back of the green from when he three-putted at the U.S. Open last summer at Torrey Pines.