Farmers Insurance Open R2

Ryan Palmer seizes lead at Torrey Pines

January 23-26
Torrey Pines GC, San Diego, California
$7,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Ryan Palmer fired a sensational 10-under-par 62 to seize the lead at the halfway stage of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Friday.

Palmer had been worried about missing the cut at the PGA tournament after slipping to three over through his first eight holes of Thursday. He recovered to make an even-par 72 but was still six shots off the first-round lead.

On Friday, however, he set the course alight with a superb display, which would have been even better but for a bogey on the final hole.


“I knew today when I got out here, the low rounds were out here,” Palmer said. “A good five- or six-under-par round was to be had. I just took what I had and it turned into a 62.”

Palmer earned a two-shot lead over compatriot Brandt Snedeker, who fired a 67 on Friday.

American JB Holmes sat third, a further shot away following opening rounds of 68-69.

Shooting for a record 82nd PGA tour victory, Tiger Woods was six shots behind after an up-and-down 71.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and England’s Ben Taylor were also six shots off the pace after rounds of 73 and 69 respectively, while Scotland’s Martin Laird was two shots further back after a pair of 71s.



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DP World Tour Rankings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Ryan Palmer
-10
72
62
134
2
Brandt Snedeker
-8
69
67
136
T3
J.B. Holmes
-7
68
69
137
T3
Jhonattan Vegas
-7
69
68
137
T3
Sebastian Cappelen
-7
66
71
137
T3
Matthew NeSmith
-7
67
70
137
T7
Beau Hossler
-6
72
66
138
T7
Keegan Bradley
-6
66
72
138
T7
Zac Blair
-6
72
66
138
T7
Patrick Reed
-6
69
69
138
T7
Harry Higgs
-6
70
68
138
T12
Cameron Champ
-5
71
68
139
T12
Patrick Rodgers
-5
70
69
139
T12
Stewart Cink
-5
68
71
139
T12
Collin Morikawa
-5
70
69
139
T12
Jon Rahm
-5
68
71
139
T17
J.J. Spaun
-4
73
67
140
T17
Sungjae Im
-4
67
73
140
T17
Marc Leishman
-4
68
72
140
T17
Sung Kang
-4
69
71
140
T17
Bubba Watson
-4
67
73
140
T17
Jason Day
-4
73
67
140
T17
Jordan Spieth
-4
70
70
140
T17
Lucas Glover
-4
73
67
140
T17
Brandon Wu
-4
68
72
140
T17
Mark Anderson
-4
74
66
140
T17
Richy Werenski
-4
72
68
140
T17
Joel Dahmen
-4
67
73
140
T17
Scott Stallings
-4
71
69
140
T17
Billy Horschel
-4
68
72
140
T17
Tony Finau
-4
70
70
140
T17
Rory McIlroy
-4
67
73
140
T17
Hideki Matsuyama
-4
73
67
140
T17
Tiger Woods
-4
69
71
140
T17
Tyler McCumber
-4
72
68
140
T17
Chris Baker
-4
72
68
140
T17
Ben Taylor
-4
71
69
140
T38
Cameron Percy
-3
68
73
141
T38
Denny McCarthy
-3
70
71
141
T38
Jimmy Walker
-3
71
70
141
T38
Joaquin Niemann
-3
71
70
141
T38
Dominic Bozzelli
-3
68
73
141
T38
Byeong Hun An
-3
67
74
141
T38
Jamie Lovemark
-3
73
68
141
T38
Cameron Smith
-3
70
71
141
T38
Kevin Tway
-3
67
74
141
T38
Max Homa
-3
73
68
141
T38
Jason Dufner
-3
70
71
141
T38
Joseph Bramlett
-3
71
70
141
T38
Cameron Davis
-3
76
65
141
T51
Bill Haas
-2
72
70
142
T51
Martin Laird
-2
71
71
142
T51
Ryan Brehm
-2
70
72
142
T51
Rhein Gibson
-2
69
73
142
T51
Tom Hoge
-2
71
71
142
T51
Harris English
-2
72
70
142
T51
Dylan Frittelli
-2
76
66
142
T51
Matthew Wolff
-2
76
66
142
T51
Maverick McNealy
-2
71
71
142
T51
Chase Seiffert
-2
71
71
142
T61
Talor Gooch
-1
71
72
143
T61
Trey Mullinax
-1
77
66
143
T61
Aaron Baddeley
-1
71
72
143
T61
Jason Kokrak
-1
69
74
143
T61
Kevin Streelman
-1
72
71
143
T61
Pat Perez
-1
69
74
143
T61
Grayson Murray
-1
70
73
143
T61
Robby Shelton
-1
71
72
143
T61
Will Gordon
-1
75
68
143
T61
Cameron Tringale
-1
68
75
143
T61
Doc Redman
-1
70
73
143
T61
Charley Hoffman
-1
69
74
143
T61
John Huh
-1
70
73
143
T61
Xinjun Zhang
-1
67
76
143
T61
Matt Jones
-1
75
68
143
T61
Luke List
-1
73
70
143
T61
Sam Burns
-1
74
69
143
T61
Russell Knox
-1
69
74
143
T61
Zack Sucher
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
E
71
73
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
E
74
70
144
CUT
Rickie Fowler
E
75
69
144
CUT
Xander Schauffele
E
74
70
144
CUT
Harold Varner III
E
74
70
144
CUT
Vincent Whaley
E
68
76
144
CUT
Kyle Stanley
E
73
71
144
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
E
71
73
144
CUT
Brandon Hagy
E
74
70
144
CUT
Martin Trainer
E
73
71
144
CUT
C.T. Pan
E
73
71
144
CUT
KK Limbhasut
E
69
75
144
CUT
Eddie Olson
E
72
72
144
CUT
Michael Thompson
1
71
74
145
CUT
Roger Sloan
1
76
69
145
CUT
Gary Woodland
1
75
70
145
CUT
Justin Rose
1
75
70
145
CUT
Austin Cook
1
76
69
145
CUT
Phil Mickelson
1
72
73
145
CUT
D.J. Trahan
1
75
70
145
CUT
Vince Covello
1
70
75
145
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
1
73
72
145
CUT
Fabián Gómez
1
75
70
145
CUT
Robert Streb
1
75
70
145
CUT
Tim Wilkinson
1
72
73
145
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
1
73
72
145
CUT
Michael Gligic
1
71
74
145
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
1
71
74
145
CUT
Peter Malnati
2
71
75
146
CUT
Sam Ryder
2
73
73
146
CUT
Bud Cauley
2
71
75
146
CUT
K.J. Choi
2
72
74
146
CUT
Steve Stricker
2
74
72
146
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
2
75
71
146
CUT
Doug Ghim
2
74
72
146
CUT
Chris Stroud
2
76
70
146
CUT
Chesson Hadley
2
74
72
146
CUT
Francesco Molinari
2
79
67
146
CUT
Wes Roach
2
74
72
146
CUT
Scott Harrington
2
76
70
146
CUT
Scott Brown
3
78
69
147
CUT
Brendan Steele
3
74
73
147
CUT
Michael Gellerman
3
70
77
147
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
3
78
69
147
CUT
Scottie Scheffler
3
75
72
147
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
3
73
74
147
CUT
Josh Teater
3
71
76
147
CUT
Lanto Griffin
3
76
71
147
CUT
Nelson Ledesma
3
70
77
147
CUT
Nick Watney
4
72
76
148
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
4
73
75
148
CUT
Ben Martin
4
72
76
148
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
4
76
72
148
CUT
Peter Uihlein
4
76
72
148
CUT
Wyndham Clark
4
69
79
148
CUT
Patton Kizzire
4
69
79
148
CUT
Hank Lebioda
4
72
76
148
CUT
Justin Suh
4
73
75
148
CUT
Kevin Stadler
5
76
73
149
CUT
Keith Mitchell
5
74
75
149
CUT
Henrik Norlander
5
73
76
149
CUT
Bo Hoag
5
78
71
149
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
6
74
76
150
CUT
Alex Beach
6
76
74
150
CUT
Seung-Yul Noh
6
78
72
150
CUT
Jacob Bergeron
6
75
75
150
CUT
Harry Hall
7
77
74
151
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
7
74
77
151
CUT
John Senden
8
76
76
152
CUT
Isaiah Salinda
8
79
73
152
CUT
Michael Block
10
77
77
154
CUT
Kramer Hickok
10
74
80
154
CUT
Sepp Straka
11
79
76
155
CUT
Jim Herman
13
76
81
157
CUT
Patrick Martin
13
82
75
157
WD
Danny Lee
E
79
79
WD
Hunter Mahan
E
75
45
120
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