Farmers Insurance Open 2019

Justin Rose holds off Adam Scott to win by two shots.

Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


World No. 1 Justin Rose shot a three-under par 69 to win the Farmers Insurance Open by two strokes on Sunday..

England’s Rose captured his 10th US PGA Tour title as he held off Adam Scott down the stretch and secured the victory with a 21-under par total of 267.


Australia’s Scott closed with four straight birdies in his four-under par 68 on the Torrey Pines South Course in La Jolla, California.

“I haven’t won in January since about 2002, so this feels great,” said the 2013 US Open champion Rose.

The 38-year-old Rose, leading by three to start the day, got off to a rough and tumble start with three bogeys in his first five holes, but got back on track with a birdie on the par-four seventh.

He made back-to-back birdies around the turn and then held on for the win with his sixth and final birdie of the day on 18.

Rose, who surpassed $50 million in PGA Tour earnings, said he is relieved to see that changes he made in his equipment and his game are paying off.

“I am really happy. I challenged the status quo and changed everything up in the search to try and get better,” said Rose, who switched to a different brand of clubs at the end of last year.

“I felt comfortable with the way I drove the ball this week on a tough test.

“A whole new look for me. But I don’t mind it, if it is going to produce this golf.”

This is Rose’s first win since the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour in November. He came into the event after finishing in a tie for 34th at the Desert Classic in La Quinta, California.

He also won with new caddie Gareth Lord on his bag for just the second time. Rose’s regular caddie Mark Fulcher is recovering from heart surgery.

“He’s the number one player in the world, and he’s showing why,” Scott said. “Even when he was a little off, he kept it together.”


Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama tied for third with Talor Gooch at 16-under 272 after firing a five-under 67. American Gooch shot a 68.

First-round leader Jon Rahm , four time major winner Rory McIlroy and defending champ Jason Day finished in a three-way tie for fifth, seven strokes back of Rose. Day shot 67, McIlroy had 69, while Rahm closed with a 72.

McIlroy surged into contention with three birdies in four holes on the front nine but failed to keep pace on the back.

Tiger Woods made his 2019 debut and his tournament was almost a mirror image of how he performed last year — when the tournament marked his return to the tour in the wake of spinal fusion surgery.

Woods narrowly made the cut, but surged on the final day with five birdies in his final eight holes to get into the top 20.

Woods shot a five-under 67, including a 31 on his back nine, to finish in tie for 20th with four others at 10-under 278. He tied for 23rd last year.

Woods said things are different this year as he has a better understanding of his fitness and focus.

“Well it was nice to shake off some rust,” the 14-time major winner said.

This was Woods’ first official tournament since winning the Tour Championship last year.

“Each day I got a little better, which is nice” he added. “I was a little bit sharper each and every day.

“My driver started coming around which is nice. My iron game wasn’t quite as sharp. I’ve been hitting good putts and finally they started going in.”

His next event will be in a couple of weeks at the Genesis Open in his hometown of Los Angeles.

Woods says he no longer has to worry about what stage his game is at when he returns from a long break.

“I am at a place where I can take time off and know what I am going to have when I come back. (Before) I am often looking and searching for something,” he said.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Justin Rose
ENG
-21
63
66
69
69
267
2
Adam Scott
AUS
-19
70
66
65
68
269
T3
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-16
66
66
73
67
272
T3
Talor Gooch
USA
-16
69
68
67
68
272
T5
Jason Day
AUS
-14
67
71
69
67
274
T5
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-14
71
65
69
69
274
T5
Jon Rahm
ESP
-14
62
72
68
72
274
8
Billy Horschel
USA
-13
66
68
71
70
275
T9
Gary Woodland
USA
-12
71
70
69
66
276
T9
Cameron Smith
AUS
-12
71
69
71
65
276
T9
Scott Brown
USA
-12
70
68
68
70
276
T9
Joel Dahmen
USA
-12
68
67
70
71
276
T13
Bud Cauley
USA
-11
66
70
74
67
277
T13
Ryan Palmer
USA
-11
67
67
75
68
277
T13
Matt Jones
AUS
-11
67
74
69
67
277
T13
Sepp Straka
AUT
-11
69
67
71
70
277
T13
Patrick Reed
USA
-11
69
69
69
70
277
T13
Tony Finau
USA
-11
69
69
69
70
277
T13
Michael Thompson
USA
-11
68
69
69
71
277
T20
Jason Kokrak
USA
-10
71
69
69
69
278
T20
Tiger Woods
USA
-10
70
70
71
67
278
T20
Charles Howell III
USA
-10
66
70
75
67
278
T20
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-10
71
70
66
71
278
T20
Doug Ghim
USA
-10
63
73
67
75
278
T25
Trey Mullinax
USA
-9
70
71
68
70
279
T25
Danny Willett
ENG
-9
71
68
70
70
279
T25
Xander Schauffele
USA
-9
69
70
70
70
279
T25
John Huh
USA
-9
68
68
71
72
279
T29
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-8
70
70
70
70
280
T29
Robert Streb
USA
-8
69
68
72
71
280
T29
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-8
68
69
74
69
280
T29
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-8
67
68
73
72
280
T29
Jim Knous
USA
-8
70
71
70
69
280
T29
Hank Lebioda
USA
-8
70
67
68
75
280
T35
Jordan Spieth
USA
-7
65
72
72
72
281
T35
Keegan Bradley
USA
-7
68
71
69
73
281
T35
Adam Svensson
CAN
-7
70
67
69
75
281
T35
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-7
68
67
71
75
281
T35
Wyndham Clark
USA
-7
69
67
70
75
281
T40
Luke List
USA
-6
70
69
71
72
282
T40
Sam Burns
USA
-6
70
66
74
72
282
T40
J. T. Poston
USA
-6
72
68
69
73
282
T43
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-5
71
69
70
73
283
T43
Russell Knox
SCO
-5
67
70
73
73
283
T43
Sam Ryder
USA
-5
69
69
72
73
283
T43
Nick Taylor
CAN
-5
71
68
72
72
283
T43
Julian Etulain
ARG
-5
71
67
71
74
283
T43
Scott Stallings
USA
-5
69
71
71
72
283
T43
Martin Laird
SCO
-5
73
66
69
75
283
T43
Marc Leishman
AUS
-5
68
73
70
72
283
T43
Kevin Tway
USA
-5
70
71
72
70
283
T52
Braden Thornberry
USA
-4
71
67
72
74
284
T52
Chris Thompson
USA
-4
74
66
70
74
284
T52
Chris Stroud
USA
-4
66
71
74
73
284
T52
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-4
67
74
70
73
284
T52
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-4
72
68
72
72
284
T57
Bill Haas
USA
-3
67
72
70
76
285
T57
Beau Hossler
USA
-3
67
70
74
74
285
T57
John Senden
AUS
-3
68
73
72
72
285
T57
Cameron Davis
AUS
-3
72
69
72
72
285
T57
Adam Schenk
USA
-3
72
69
74
70
285
T62
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-2
68
71
72
75
286
T62
Grayson Murray
USA
-2
68
72
71
75
286
T62
Shawn Stefani
USA
-2
67
74
70
75
286
T62
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-2
68
73
71
74
286
T66
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-1
64
75
71
77
287
T66
Brandon Hagy
USA
-1
66
71
74
76
287
T66
Rickie Fowler
USA
-1
73
66
74
74
287
T66
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-1
70
71
72
74
287
T70
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
Par
72
68
76
72
288
T70
Ryan Blaum
USA
Par
71
70
75
72
288
T72
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
1
66
73
70
80
289
T72
John Chin
USA
1
66
71
77
75
289
T72
Nick Watney
USA
1
72
68
74
75
289
T72
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
68
72
75
74
289
76
Sean O’Hair
USA
2
71
69
77
73
290
77
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
3
70
70
79
72
291
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Adam Long
USA
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
-2
75
67
142
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
James Hahn
USA
-2
75
67
142
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Nick Hardy
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
67
76
143
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
67
76
143
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Roberto Castro
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Alexander Noren
SWE
Par
76
68
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Daniel Berger
USA
Par
75
69
144
CUT
Harris English
USA
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
Par
68
76
144
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
1
73
72
145
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
1
73
72
145
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Viktor Hovland
NOR
1
73
72
145
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Bruce Doucett
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Cameron Champ
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
2
77
69
146
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
David Pastore
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
2
66
80
146
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
2
72
74
146
CUT
Seth Reeves
USA
2
67
79
146
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
3
70
77
147
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Kenny Pigman
USA
3
72
75
147
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
3
73
74
147
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
3
70
77
147
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
4
75
73
148
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
4
69
79
148
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
4
76
72
148
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
4
71
77
148
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
5
74
75
149
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Kyle Stanley
USA
5
73
76
149
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
5
76
73
149
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
7
74
77
151
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
7
75
76
151
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
9
73
80
153
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
9
76
77
153
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
10
76
78
154

Round 3: Rose holds on to lead after 36 holes

World number one Justin Rose recovered from two double bogeys to card a three-under par 69 and maintain a three-shot lead in the US PGA Farmers Insurance Open.

He produced six birdies and an eagle on the South Course at Torrey Pines to maintain his grip on the tournament with an 18-under par total of 198.

“I’m playing well and just need to keep producing,” said Rose, whose 20 birdies this week are the most in the field. “It would be a great way to start 2019.”

Rose was three strokes clear of Australian Adam Scott , who had seven birdies and an eagle in his five-under par 65 for a 15-under total of 201.

First-round leader Jon Rahm of Spain was alone in third on 202 after a four-under 68. American Doug Ghim followed on 203 and Talor Gooch on 204, with Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama heading a group of five players on 205 — McIlroy after a 69 and Matsuyama, who started the day in second place, with a one-over par 73.

Rose led by as many as six strokes, but his second double bogey of the day, at the par-four 14th, trimmed the lead and he closed with a bogey at the par-five 18th, where his second shot from the left rough found the water.

Even with the mis-steps, Rose tied the 54-hole tournament record at 18-under.

Scott’s 65 was the low round of the day and put him within striking distance in his first appearance at Torrey Pines since the 2008 US Open.

“It’s a tough golf course, but if you ball strike it you can actually shoot a good score,” said Scott, the 2013 Masters champion.

Rahm, the 2017 winner who opened the week with a sparkling 62, said he’ll need something similar to have a shot on Sunday.

“You’re definitely going to need something in the 60s to have a chance,” the Spaniard said.

Tiger Woods , whose eight wins at Torrey Pines include the most recent of his 14 major titles at the 2008 US Open, is just looking to leave on a high note, having failed to gain any ground with a one-under par 71 that left him 13 off the pace.

Woods said he drove it well, but needed to improve his iron play and get some putts to drop to make his goal of reaching double-digits under par on Sunday, which would give him “something positive” to take into the rest of 2019.

“I’ve got to play a little bit better than I have,” said Woods, who added that he needs to “drive it like I did today and hit my irons a little bit better and give myself plenty of looks.

“It’s frustrating,” Woods said, “because I’m hitting a lot of good putts and they’re just not going in.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Justin Rose
ENG
-18
63
66
69
198
2
Adam Scott
AUS
-15
70
66
65
201
3
Jon Rahm
ESP
-14
62
72
68
202
4
Doug Ghim
USA
-13
63
73
67
203
5
Talor Gooch
USA
-12
69
68
67
204
T6
Hank Lebioda
USA
-11
70
67
68
205
T6
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-11
71
65
69
205
T6
Billy Horschel
USA
-11
66
68
71
205
T6
Joel Dahmen
USA
-11
68
67
70
205
T6
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-11
66
66
73
205
T11
Scott Brown
USA
-10
70
68
68
206
T11
Michael Thompson
USA
-10
68
69
69
206
T11
Adam Svensson
CAN
-10
70
67
69
206
T11
Wyndham Clark
USA
-10
69
67
70
206
T11
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-10
68
67
71
206
T16
Jason Day
AUS
-9
67
71
69
207
T16
Tony Finau
USA
-9
69
69
69
207
T16
Patrick Reed
USA
-9
69
69
69
207
T16
John Huh
USA
-9
68
68
71
207
T16
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-9
71
70
66
207
T16
Sepp Straka
AUT
-9
69
67
71
207
T22
Martin Laird
SCO
-8
73
66
69
208
T22
Keegan Bradley
USA
-8
68
71
69
208
T22
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-8
67
68
73
208
T25
Danny Willett
ENG
-7
71
68
70
209
T25
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-7
66
73
70
209
T25
Xander Schauffele
USA
-7
69
70
70
209
T25
Bill Haas
USA
-7
67
72
70
209
T25
Julian Etulain
ARG
-7
71
67
71
209
T25
Jordan Spieth
USA
-7
65
72
72
209
T25
J. T. Poston
USA
-7
72
68
69
209
T25
Jason Kokrak
USA
-7
71
69
69
209
T25
Robert Streb
USA
-7
69
68
72
209
T25
Trey Mullinax
USA
-7
70
71
68
209
T25
Ryan Palmer
USA
-7
67
67
75
209
T36
Luke List
USA
-6
70
69
71
210
T36
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-6
64
75
71
210
T36
Braden Thornberry
USA
-6
71
67
72
210
T36
Sam Ryder
USA
-6
69
69
72
210
T36
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-6
70
70
70
210
T36
Russell Knox
SCO
-6
67
70
73
210
T36
Chris Thompson
USA
-6
74
66
70
210
T36
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-6
71
69
70
210
T36
Bud Cauley
USA
-6
66
70
74
210
T36
Sam Burns
USA
-6
70
66
74
210
T36
Gary Woodland
USA
-6
71
70
69
210
T36
Matt Jones
AUS
-6
67
74
69
210
T48
Nick Taylor
CAN
-5
71
68
72
211
T48
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-5
68
71
72
211
T48
Scott Stallings
USA
-5
69
71
71
211
T48
Tiger Woods
USA
-5
70
70
71
211
T48
Chris Stroud
USA
-5
66
71
74
211
T48
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-5
68
69
74
211
T48
Beau Hossler
USA
-5
67
70
74
211
T48
Brandon Hagy
USA
-5
66
71
74
211
T48
Cameron Smith
AUS
-5
71
69
71
211
T48
Grayson Murray
USA
-5
68
72
71
211
T48
Shawn Stefani
USA
-5
67
74
70
211
T48
Charles Howell III
USA
-5
66
70
75
211
T48
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-5
67
74
70
211
T48
Marc Leishman
AUS
-5
68
73
70
211
T48
Jim Knous
USA
-5
70
71
70
211
T63
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-4
72
68
72
212
T63
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-4
68
73
71
212
T65
Rickie Fowler
USA
-3
73
66
74
213
T65
John Senden
AUS
-3
68
73
72
213
T65
Kevin Tway
USA
-3
70
71
72
213
T65
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-3
70
71
72
213
T65
Cameron Davis
AUS
-3
72
69
72
213
T70
John Chin
USA
-2
66
71
77
214
T70
Nick Watney
USA
-2
72
68
74
214
T72
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-1
68
72
75
215
T72
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
72
69
74
215
T74
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
Par
72
68
76
216
T74
Ryan Blaum
USA
Par
71
70
75
216
76
Sean O’Hair
USA
1
71
69
77
217
77
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
3
70
70
79
219
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Adam Long
USA
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
-2
75
67
142
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
James Hahn
USA
-2
75
67
142
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Nick Hardy
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
67
76
143
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
67
76
143
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Roberto Castro
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Alexander Noren
SWE
Par
76
68
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Daniel Berger
USA
Par
75
69
144
CUT
Harris English
USA
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
Par
68
76
144
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
1
73
72
145
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
1
73
72
145
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Viktor Hovland
NOR
1
73
72
145
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Bruce Doucett
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Cameron Champ
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
2
77
69
146
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
David Pastore
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
2
66
80
146
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
2
72
74
146
CUT
Seth Reeves
USA
2
67
79
146
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
3
70
77
147
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Kenny Pigman
USA
3
72
75
147
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
3
73
74
147
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
3
70
77
147
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
4
75
73
148
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
4
69
79
148
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
4
76
72
148
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
4
71
77
148
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
5
74
75
149
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Kyle Stanley
USA
5
73
76
149
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
5
76
73
149
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
7
74
77
151
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
7
75
76
151
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
9
73
80
153
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
9
76
77
153
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
10
76
78
154

Round: 2 Justin Rose seizes lead with 66

World number one Justin Rose fired seven birdies in a six-under par 66 on Friday to seize a three-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama in the US PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open.


Rose equalled the 36-hole tournament record with a two round 15-under par total of 129. Japan’s Matsuyama was alone in second after a six-under par 66 for 132.

Overnight leader Jon Rahm of Spain headed a trio sharing third place on 134, while 14-time major winner Tiger Woods found himself 11 adrift after a sometimes frustrating two-under par 70.

Rose started the day one shot behind Rahm and got going with three birdies in a row at the fourth, fifth and sixth on the South Course, one of two in use over the first two days of the tournament

After his lone bogey of the day at the seventh Rose saw a birdie try at eight lip out, but he moved to the lead at 12-under with a two-putt birdie at the par-five ninth, then rolled in a two-footer for a birdie at the 10th.

Rose birdied the par-five 13th and rolled in a 24-footer for birdie at 16 to pad his lead.

“The job was done today,” said Rose, who has hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation in each of the first two rounds. “It’s really nice to go out there and place a positive round and feel good on it. I can build on it hopefully on the weekend.”

American Billy Horschel , who raced into contention with five birdies in the space of six holes on the front nine, saw his challenge fade with three bogeys on the back nine on the way to a four-under par 68.

That left him tied with Ryan Palmer (67) and Rahm, who had two birdies and two bogeys in his even par round on the South Course — a far cry from his sparkling 62 on Thursday.

Matsuyama’s six-under effort on the South Course included an eagle from off the green at the par-five sixth.

He teed off on 10 and made the last of his five birdies at the par-three eighth.


Northern Ireland’s world number eight Rory McIlroy, playing the event for the first time, climbed the leaderboard with a seven-under par 65 on the North Course, where he rolled in an eagle putt at his first hole, the 10th, and holed out for an eagle at the at 16.

McIlroy added four birdies with just one bogey for an eight-under par total of 136 that left him tied for ninth.

“All in all a good round of golf,” McIlroy said. “At least I have a good shot going into the weekend.”

Woods couldn’t say the same. Needing to go low after an opening 70 on the South Course, Woods settled for the same on the North.

“I just couldn’t get a putt to fall,” said Woods, although he added that the problem wasn’t poor putting.

“A lot of lip-outs today and a round that could easily have been five- or six-under par just didn’t materialize.”

Woods was even for the day through his first nine holes after a double-bogey at the 18th — where he was plugged in a bunker — offset two earlier birdies.

That left him flirting with the cut line before back-to-back birdies at the third and fourth, the second courtesy of a chip-in. But Woods wouldn’t find another birdie the rest of the way, unable to take advantage of a superb drive at the fifth and watching his chip at the sixth hit the stick and bounce away.

“It’s going to have to be a low and special weekend to have a chance,” said Woods, whose eight victories at Torrey Pines include seven Farmers Insurance Open titles and a memorable 2008 US Open triumph — the most recent of his 14 major titles.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Justin Rose
ENG
-15
63
66
129
2
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-12
66
66
132
T3
Ryan Palmer
USA
-10
67
67
134
T3
Jon Rahm
ESP
-10
62
72
134
T3
Billy Horschel
USA
-10
66
68
134
T6
Joel Dahmen
USA
-9
68
67
135
T6
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-9
67
68
135
T6
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-9
68
67
135
T9
Adam Scott
AUS
-8
70
66
136
T9
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-8
71
65
136
T9
Sam Burns
USA
-8
70
66
136
T9
Sepp Straka
AUT
-8
69
67
136
T9
Bud Cauley
USA
-8
66
70
136
T9
John Huh
USA
-8
68
68
136
T9
Charles Howell III
USA
-8
66
70
136
T9
Doug Ghim
USA
-8
63
73
136
T9
Wyndham Clark
USA
-8
69
67
136
T18
Robert Streb
USA
-7
69
68
137
T18
Adam Svensson
CAN
-7
70
67
137
T18
Hank Lebioda
USA
-7
70
67
137
T18
Talor Gooch
USA
-7
69
68
137
T18
Brandon Hagy
USA
-7
66
71
137
T18
Michael Thompson
USA
-7
68
69
137
T18
Beau Hossler
USA
-7
67
70
137
T18
Chris Stroud
USA
-7
66
71
137
T18
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-7
68
69
137
T18
Russell Knox
SCO
-7
67
70
137
T18
Jordan Spieth
USA
-7
65
72
137
T18
John Chin
USA
-7
66
71
137
T30
Patrick Reed
USA
-6
69
69
138
T30
Tony Finau
USA
-6
69
69
138
T30
Braden Thornberry
USA
-6
71
67
138
T30
Sam Ryder
USA
-6
69
69
138
T30
Jason Day
AUS
-6
67
71
138
T30
Scott Brown
USA
-6
70
68
138
T30
Julian Etulain
ARG
-6
71
67
138
T37
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-5
66
73
139
T37
Luke List
USA
-5
70
69
139
T37
Rickie Fowler
USA
-5
73
66
139
T37
Danny Willett
ENG
-5
71
68
139
T37
Xander Schauffele
USA
-5
69
70
139
T37
Martin Laird
SCO
-5
73
66
139
T37
Bill Haas
USA
-5
67
72
139
T37
Nick Taylor
CAN
-5
71
68
139
T37
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-5
64
75
139
T37
Keegan Bradley
USA
-5
68
71
139
T37
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-5
68
71
139
T48
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
-4
70
70
140
T48
Scott Stallings
USA
-4
69
71
140
T48
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
70
70
140
T48
Tiger Woods
USA
-4
70
70
140
T48
J. T. Poston
USA
-4
72
68
140
T48
Sean O’Hair
USA
-4
71
69
140
T48
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-4
68
72
140
T48
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-4
72
68
140
T48
Jason Kokrak
USA
-4
71
69
140
T48
Cameron Smith
AUS
-4
71
69
140
T48
Grayson Murray
USA
-4
68
72
140
T48
Nick Watney
USA
-4
72
68
140
T48
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-4
72
68
140
T48
Chris Thompson
USA
-4
74
66
140
T48
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-4
71
69
140
T63
Ryan Blaum
USA
-3
71
70
141
T63
Shawn Stefani
USA
-3
67
74
141
T63
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-3
71
70
141
T63
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-3
67
74
141
T63
John Senden
AUS
-3
68
73
141
T63
Kevin Tway
USA
-3
70
71
141
T63
Marc Leishman
AUS
-3
68
73
141
T63
Trey Mullinax
USA
-3
70
71
141
T63
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-3
70
71
141
T63
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-3
68
73
141
T63
Gary Woodland
USA
-3
71
70
141
T63
Matt Jones
AUS
-3
67
74
141
T63
Adam Schenk
USA
-3
72
69
141
T63
Jim Knous
USA
-3
70
71
141
T63
Cameron Davis
AUS
-3
72
69
141
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Adam Long
USA
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
-2
75
67
142
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
James Hahn
USA
-2
75
67
142
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Nick Hardy
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
67
76
143
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
67
76
143
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Roberto Castro
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Alexander Noren
SWE
Par
76
68
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Daniel Berger
USA
Par
75
69
144
CUT
Harris English
USA
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
Par
68
76
144
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
1
73
72
145
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
1
73
72
145
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Viktor Hovland
NOR
1
73
72
145
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Bruce Doucett
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Cameron Champ
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
2
77
69
146
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
David Pastore
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
2
66
80
146
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
2
72
74
146
CUT
Seth Reeves
USA
2
67
79
146
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
3
70
77
147
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Kenny Pigman
USA
3
72
75
147
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
3
73
74
147
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
3
70
77
147
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
4
75
73
148
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
4
69
79
148
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
4
76
72
148
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
4
71
77
148
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
5
74
75
149
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Kyle Stanley
USA
5
73
76
149
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
5
76
73
149
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
7
74
77
151
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
7
75
76
151
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
9
73
80
153
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
9
76
77
153
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
10
76
78
154

Round 1: Jon Rahm takes early lead with 62

Jon Rahm started his round with two eagles on his front nine in a 10-under 62 Thursday to take a one-shot lead at the Farmers Insurance Open.


Spain’s Rahm, whose first win on the US PGA Tour came at this event two years ago, is one stroke ahead of world number one Justin Rose and American Doug Ghim, who both shot nine-under 63s.

“There’s a lot of happiness going on in this area for me, so I just feel I’m going to play good when I tee up,” Rahm said.

Fourteen time major winner Tiger Woods, making his 2019 debut, birdied his last hole of the day to post a 70 and is eight shots back of Rahm at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California.

Taiwan’s C.T. Pan is fourth after shooting a 64 and Jordan Spieth is alone in fifth with a seven-under 65.

The 24-year-old Rahm came into the event as one of the hottest players on the tour and his start reflected that as he eagled both par-fives on his front nine, including the opening hole.

Rahm, who began on the 10th tee on the North Course, sailed his approach to inside of 10 feet from the flag and then rolled in the putt for an eagle.

The world number seven also eagled the par-five 17th. He finished with seven birdies and one bogey which came on his back nine.

Rahm’s last win came in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in December. He has four straight top-10 finishes.

He is the youngest champion in tournament history, winning at age 22 and two months.

“This is probably my favourite area,” Rahm said. “If you take into account the town and the vibe around Torrey Pines, this is my favourite golf course and golf tournament.”


Rose, who won the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour in November, is coming off a tie for 34th at last week’s Desert Classic near Palm Springs.

Rose shot a bogey-free 63 that included an eagle and seven birdies. Like Rahm he began with an opening eagle on the par-five 10th.

Woods, who is playing his first official tournament since winning last year’s Tour Championship, finished with five birdies, three bogeys and 10 pars for a share of 53rd place. He played on the South Course which is the more difficult of the two.

“A couple under par on the South Course is not something to sneeze at, but now I have to shoot a low one tomorrow,” said Woods, who hit half his fairways and made one 29 foot putt on the 13th hole.

“I felt pretty comfortable with everything today,” Woods said. “I felt like I drove it halfway decent and irons were good.

“Playing at competitive speed again, I didn’t quite hit all my irons pin high like I normally do. That’s something hopefully I’ll have a better handle on tomorrow.

“It was nice to have some juice flow in the system again, it’s been a while.”

He has won this event seven times, but not since 2013. Woods also captured the last of his 14 majors at the US Open on this course in 2008.

World number eight Rory McIlroy fired a one-under 71 in his Torrey Pines debut and defending champion Jason Day of Australia shot five-under 67 and is tied for 15th.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Jon Rahm
ESP
-10
62
T2
Justin Rose
ENG
-9
63
T2
Doug Ghim
USA
-9
63
4
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-8
64
5
Jordan Spieth
USA
-7
65
T6
Brandon Hagy
USA
-6
66
T6
Bud Cauley
USA
-6
66
T6
Chris Stroud
USA
-6
66
T6
Charles Howell III
USA
-6
66
T6
Billy Horschel
USA
-6
66
T6
Richy Werenski
USA
-6
66
T6
John Chin
USA
-6
66
T6
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-6
66
T6
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-6
66
T15
Bill Haas
USA
-5
67
T15
Beau Hossler
USA
-5
67
T15
Jason Day
AUS
-5
67
T15
Russell Knox
SCO
-5
67
T15
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
67
T15
Matt Jones
AUS
-5
67
T15
Seth Reeves
USA
-5
67
T15
Ryan Palmer
USA
-5
67
T15
Shawn Stefani
USA
-5
67
T15
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-5
67
T15
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-5
67
T15
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-5
67
T27
John Huh
USA
-4
68
T27
Michael Thompson
USA
-4
68
T27
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-4
68
T27
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-4
68
T27
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-4
68
T27
Grayson Murray
USA
-4
68
T27
Keegan Bradley
USA
-4
68
T27
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-4
68
T27
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-4
68
T27
Wes Roach
USA
-4
68
T27
Joel Dahmen
USA
-4
68
T27
John Senden
AUS
-4
68
T27
Marc Leishman
AUS
-4
68
T27
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-4
68
T41
Harris English
USA
-3
69
T41
Sam Ryder
USA
-3
69
T41
Adam Long
USA
-3
69
T41
Wyndham Clark
USA
-3
69
T41
J. B. Holmes
USA
-3
69
T41
Scott Stallings
USA
-3
69
T41
Patrick Reed
USA
-3
69
T41
Tony Finau
USA
-3
69
T41
Xander Schauffele
USA
-3
69
T41
Robert Streb
USA
-3
69
T41
Sepp Straka
AUT
-3
69
T41
Talor Gooch
USA
-3
69
T53
Branden Grace
RSA
-2
70
T53
Scott Brown
USA
-2
70
T53
Jim Knous
USA
-2
70
T53
Roger Sloan
CAN
-2
70
T53
Luke List
USA
-2
70
T53
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
-2
70
T53
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-2
70
T53
Harold Varner III
USA
-2
70
T53
Adam Scott
AUS
-2
70
T53
Kevin Tway
USA
-2
70
T53
Jim Herman
USA
-2
70
T53
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-2
70
T53
Tiger Woods
USA
-2
70
T53
Abraham Ancer
USA
-2
70
T53
Hunter Mahan
USA
-2
70
T53
Trey Mullinax
USA
-2
70
T53
Tyler Duncan
USA
-2
70
T53
Adam Svensson
CAN
-2
70
T53
Hank Lebioda
USA
-2
70
T53
Sam Burns
USA
-2
70
T53
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
70
T74
Nick Taylor
CAN
-1
71
T74
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-1
71
T74
Ben Crane
USA
-1
71
T74
Cameron Tringale
USA
-1
71
T74
Jason Kokrak
USA
-1
71
T74
Brendan Steele
USA
-1
71
T74
Brian Harman
USA
-1
71
T74
Cameron Smith
AUS
-1
71
T74
Scott Langley
USA
-1
71
T74
Gary Woodland
USA
-1
71
T74
Bruce Doucett
USA
-1
71
T74
Julian Etulain
ARG
-1
71
T74
Kramer Hickok
USA
-1
71
T74
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-1
71
T74
Roberto Castro
USA
-1
71
T74
Ryan Blaum
USA
-1
71
T74
Ryan Moore
USA
-1
71
T74
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
71
T74
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-1
71
T74
Danny Willett
ENG
-1
71
T74
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-1
71
T74
Sean O’Hair
USA
-1
71
T74
Braden Thornberry
USA
-1
71
T74
Nick Hardy
USA
-1
71
T98
Charley Hoffman
USA
Par
72
T98
Kevin Streelman
USA
Par
72
T98
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
Par
72
T98
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
72
T98
Pat Perez
USA
Par
72
T98
Stewart Cink
USA
Par
72
T98
Nick Watney
USA
Par
72
T98
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
Par
72
T98
Adam Schenk
USA
Par
72
T98
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
Par
72
T98
Cameron Davis
AUS
Par
72
T98
Kenny Pigman
USA
Par
72
T98
Tom Hoge
USA
Par
72
T98
D. A. Points
USA
Par
72
T98
Hudson Swafford
USA
Par
72
T98
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
Par
72
T98
Brice Garnett
USA
Par
72
T98
J. T. Poston
USA
Par
72
T98
Patrick Rodgers
USA
Par
72
T98
Sam Saunders
USA
Par
72
T118
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
1
73
T118
Peter Uihlein
USA
1
73
T118
Josh Teater
USA
1
73
T118
Anders Albertson
USA
1
73
T118
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
1
73
T118
Viktor Hovland
NOR
1
73
T118
Chase Wright
USA
1
73
T118
Danny Lee
NZL
1
73
T118
Alex Cejka
GER
1
73
T118
J. J. Spaun
USA
1
73
T118
Rickie Fowler
USA
1
73
T118
Kyle Stanley
USA
1
73
T118
Brandon Harkins
USA
1
73
T118
Martin Laird
SCO
1
73
T118
David Pastore
USA
1
73
T133
Brady Schnell
USA
2
74
T133
Brian Davis
ENG
2
74
T133
Denny McCarthy
USA
2
74
T133
Patrick Cantlay
USA
2
74
T133
Michael Kim
KOR
2
74
T133
Kelly Kraft
USA
2
74
T133
Chris Thompson
USA
2
74
T133
Bronson Burgoon
USA
2
74
T133
Keith Mitchell
USA
2
74
T133
Cody Gribble
USA
2
74
T133
Aaron Wise
USA
2
74
T144
Rod Pampling
AUS
3
75
T144
Cameron Champ
USA
3
75
T144
James Hahn
USA
3
75
T144
Chesson Hadley
USA
3
75
T144
Daniel Berger
USA
3
75
T144
Alex Prugh
USA
3
75
T144
Kyle Jones
USA
3
75
T151
Alexander Noren
SWE
4
76
T151
Seamus Power
IRL
4
76
T151
Joey Garber
USA
4
76
T151
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
4
76
T151
Jimmy Walker
USA
4
76
156
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
5
77
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