The Farmers Insurance Open is a PGA Tour golf tournament, first played in 1952. It was originally known as the San Diego Open and singer-actor Andy Williams was a long-term celebrity host of the tournament. The event often attracts a strong field with Tiger Woods a seven time winner, Phil Mickleson winning three times and two time champions including Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson.
The current champion is Patrick Reed of the USA, finishing five strokes ahead of five players on 14 under par.
When is the Farmers Insurance Open?
The tournament is usually held early in the PGA Tour’s West Coast swing, being played in late January.
Where is the Farmers Insurance Open?
The tournament has been held at the Torrey Pines Golf Course since 1968, with players split between the North and South Courses over the first 36 holes before the final 36 holes are played only on the South Course.
Prior to 1968, the tournament had been played at several different courses:
- San Diego Country Club (Chula Vista, California) – 1952-1953
- Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club (Rancho Santa Fe, California) – 1954
- Mission Valley Country Club (San Diego, California) – 1955, 1957-1963 & 1965-1967
- Singing Hills Country Club (El Cajon, California) – 1956
- Rancho Bernardo Country Club (San Diego, California) – 1964
How do I get to the Farmers Insurance Open?
Torrey Pines Golf Course is located in the community of La Jolla on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, approximately 15 miles north of downtown San Diego in the state of California.
Airport – The closest airport is San Diego International, which primarily offers flights domestically but also to Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The airport is 3 miles northwest of Downtown San Diego, with several buses running between the two.
Alternatively, Tijuana International Airport although located in Mexico does have a terminal on the US which allows access to the main airport and flights across the rest of Mexico. There is a shuttle bus that runs from San Diego to the airport.
Driving & Parking – When travelling from downtown San Diego, take Interstate 5 north. Exit Genesee Avenue and turn left, heading west to North Torrey Pines Road. Turn right at the large, green “Golf Course” sign on the right just after Science Park Way and follow the curve of North Torrey Pines Road. Parking information for the tournament is available on the official website here.
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How do I get tickets to the Farmers Insurance Open?
The latest ticket information will be available on the official website.
Last Updated on June 25, 2021 by Sports Tourist