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Brandt Snedeker wins Farmers Open

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SAN DIEGO -- Brandt Snedeker is the champion of the Farmers Insurance Open, nearly 23 hours after he finished his final round.

Snedeker's tremendous round of 3-under-par 69 in the rain and win on Sunday to get to 6-under for the tournament held up after play resumed on Monday. Neither Jimmy Walker, who resumed the fourth round at 7-under par ...Read more

'Devastating' damage at Torrey Pines after overnight storm

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SAN DIEGO -- The Torrey Pines golf courses suffered significant damage in an overnight wind storm.

City golf manager Mark Marney estimated on Monday morning that there were as many as 20 trees felled on the North and South course, most of them eucalyptus, though Marney said at least two prized Torrey pines also came down.

PGA Tour ...Read more

Brandt Snedeker clubhouse leader as Farmers play suspended, will resume Monday

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SAN DIEGO -- PGA Tour officials suspended play for the day Sunday afternoon at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. The final round of the Famers Insurance Open will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday. This is the second Monday finish in four years. Tournament officials were still determining ticketing for fans as of Sunday afternoon. Spectators were allowed ...Read more

Wet, wind-blown finish awaits Farmers Insurance Open field

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SAN DIEGO -- All that time they spend with the weather on newscasts these days, apparently PGA Tour players are among the prime demographic.

The leaders of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Saturday were only minutes coming off the South Course when asked what they thought of the dire forecast for Sunday's final round. They were so ...Read more

Woodland, Choi share lead at Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO -- Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi are co-leaders of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines going into the third round Saturday.

Both Woodland and Choi shot 5-under-par on Friday, leaving them at eight under and one shot ahead of PGA star Dustin Johnson.

Justin Day, the 2015 winner at Torrey Pines and the second-ranked player in the ...Read more

Brown, Loupe take lead at Farmers Insurance Open with 66s

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SAN DIEGO -- Scott Brown, a fourth-year PGA Tour golfer with one career victory, shot a 6-under-par 66 on the Torrey Pines South Course on Thursday to tie for the lead with Andrew Loupe (North Course) in the Farmers Insurance Open.

Brown essentially is the tournament leader with his score on the South, which was playing about two strokes harder...Read more

Maybe the driver is Stewart Cink's best club

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LA JOLLA, Calif. -- A handful of golf fans were standing just below the tee box at No. 9 on the South Course, waiting for a shuttle ride back to the entrance after watching Wednesday's Farmers Insurance Open pro-am at Torrey Pines.

They flagged down a ride from a driver who bore a striking resemblance to golfer Stewart Cink.

"It's a Stewart ...Read more

Californian-turned-Aussie Ryan Ruffels, 17, making pro debut at Torrey Pines

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LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Ryan Ruffels is a conflicted Californian.

The 17-year-old, who will make his PGA Tour debut Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, was born in Orlando, Fla., raised most of his first 11 years in Laguna Niguel, Calif., and then the family moved to Melbourne in his father's native Australia.

Ray Ruffels was a...Read more

Tiger's time fades as Tour redefines legitimacy

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LA JOLLA, Calif. -- There was a time, just a handful of years ago, when news of Tiger Woods skipping a PGA Tour event would have caused organizers' blood pressure to spike.

Tiger meant buzz. Tiger meant crowds. Tiger meant legitimacy.

The days of Woods defining golf tournaments competitively has vanished, along with his injury-riddled game. At...Read more

Hyundai will sponsor Riviera event

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Hyundai is the new title sponsor for Los Angeles' PGA Tour event at Riviera Country Club.

The tour and Hyundai Motor of America announced Wednesday that the car company will begin its sponsorship of the tournament in 2017, with nine-year title sponsor Northern Trust shifting to support the FedEx Cup playoff event in the New York/New Jersey area...Read more

Kevin Na takes second-round lead at Crowne Plaza

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A fresh round of rain, along with a flood of errant shots through the Horrible Horseshoe, swept Masters champion Jordan Spieth off the Friday leaderboard at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

But the soggy conditions, combined with a fresh approach on the greens, worked well for Kevin Na and Ian Poulter.

Na shot a 66 to move into sole ...Read more

Crowne Plaza will have early start for Saturday's third round

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Because forecasts call for inclement weather, the PGA Tour will implement an early start for Saturday's third round at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Golfers who survive the 36-hole cut will tee off in threesomes, starting at 7 a.m., at No. 1 and No. 10. The final groups are expected to begin Saturday's round at...Read more

Spieth shares first-round lead in rain-delayed Crowne Plaza Invitational

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jordan Spieth's 19-foot birdie on his final hole gave him a 6-under-par 64 and a four-way share of the first-round lead at the rain-delayed Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Thursday.

Former event champion Boo Weekley, along with Kevin Na and Ryo Ishikawa, also shot 64.

Spieth has been the focal point all week leading ...Read more