Farmers Insurance Open R4

Leishman makes it Australia day in California

January 23-26
Torrey Pines GC, San Diego, California
$7,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Australia’s Marc Leishman came from behind with a superb seven-under 65 to secure a one-stroke win at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego on Sunday.

(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

The 36-year-old fired five birdies on the front nine to emerge from the pack as overnight leader Jon Rahm of Spain and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy faltered.

Leishman had to keep his nerve on the home stretch, making three big par saves to hold the lead as Rahm – four-over through a poor first four holes – flew home with four birdies and an eagle in his last six to make a two-under 70.

Ultimately Leishman held on at 15-under 273 ahead of Rahm to become the second Australian tournament winner on his country’s national day, Australia Day, following Lucas Herbert’s playoff victory in Dubai on the European tour.


McIlroy, needing a victory to reclaim the world’s No.1 ranking, started three shots off the pace but made three bogeys in his first four holes.

He recovered to play his last five holes of the front nine in five-under par but could not make up enough ground in a one-under back nine. His three-under 69 left him tied for third with American Brandt Snedeker, three shots behind Leishman.

Scotland’s Russell Knox was the highest-placed Briton, a two-under 70 leaving him in a tie for 21st place at six-under.

Tiger Woods, hoping for a PGA Tour record 83rd career victory, never came close as a 70 left him tied for ninth, on a day tinged with sadness due to the death of former basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Woods, who started his pro career the same year as the NBA superstar known as the Black Mamba, was unaware of the news until after his round.


“I didn’t understand why they were yelling, ‘Do it for Mamba’ on the back nine,” said Woods, who called it “one of the most shocking, tragic days I’ve ever been part of.”


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Lifestyle
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Marc Leishman
AUS
-15
68
72
68
65
273
2
Jon Rahm
ESP
-14
68
71
65
70
274
T3
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-12
69
67
72
68
276
T3
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-12
67
73
67
69
276
5
Tom Hoge
USA
-11
71
71
67
68
277
T6
Bubba Watson
USA
-10
67
73
69
69
278
T6
Patrick Reed
USA
-10
69
69
70
70
278
T6
Tony Finau
USA
-10
70
70
68
70
278
T9
Beau Hossler
USA
-9
72
66
73
68
279
T9
Charley Hoffman
USA
-9
69
74
71
65
279
T9
Harry Higgs
USA
-9
70
68
69
72
279
T9
Max Homa
USA
-9
73
68
71
67
279
T9
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-9
70
69
72
68
279
T9
Tiger Woods
USA
-9
69
71
69
70
279
15
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-8
71
71
69
69
280
T16
Cameron Champ
USA
-7
71
68
68
74
281
T16
J. B. Holmes
USA
-7
68
69
71
73
281
T16
Jason Day
AUS
-7
73
67
72
69
281
T16
Keegan Bradley
USA
-7
66
72
73
70
281
T16
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-7
69
71
67
74
281
T21
Collin Morikawa
USA
-6
70
69
74
69
282
T21
Jason Kokrak
USA
-6
69
74
69
70
282
T21
Matthew Wolff
USA
-6
76
66
71
69
282
T21
Russell Knox
SCO
-6
69
74
69
70
282
T21
Ryan Palmer
USA
-6
72
62
71
77
282
T21
Sebastian Cappelen
DNK
-6
66
71
71
74
282
T21
Tyler McCumber
USA
-6
72
68
68
74
282
T21
Will Gordon
USA
-6
75
68
69
70
282
T21
Zac Blair
USA
-6
72
66
72
72
282
T30
J. J. Spaun
USA
-5
73
67
74
69
283
T30
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-5
69
68
75
71
283
T30
Jimmy Walker
USA
-5
71
70
70
72
283
T30
Kevin Tway
USA
-5
67
74
74
68
283
T30
Mark Anderson
USA
-5
74
66
69
74
283
T30
Matthew NeSmith
USA
-5
67
70
76
70
283
T36
Cameron Davis
AUS
-4
76
65
69
74
284
T36
Cameron Percy
AUS
-4
68
73
74
69
284
T36
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-4
73
68
69
74
284
T36
Jason Dufner
USA
-4
70
71
72
71
284
T36
Luke List
USA
-4
73
70
72
69
284
T36
Robby Shelton
USA
-4
71
72
70
71
284
T36
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-4
67
73
71
73
284
T36
Talor Gooch
USA
-4
71
72
72
69
284
T36
Zack Sucher
USA
-4
70
73
69
72
284
T45
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-3
73
67
74
71
285
T45
John Huh
USA
-3
70
73
71
71
285
T45
Joseph Bramlett
USA
-3
71
70
71
73
285
T45
Kevin Streelman
USA
-3
72
71
68
74
285
T49
Cameron Tringale
USA
-2
68
75
69
74
286
T49
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-2
71
70
70
75
286
T49
Lucas Glover
USA
-2
73
67
73
73
286
T49
Ryan Brehm
USA
-2
70
72
74
70
286
T49
Sam Burns
USA
-2
74
69
73
70
286
T49
Scott Stallings
USA
-2
71
69
74
72
286
T55
Ben Taylor
ENG
-1
71
69
71
76
287
T55
Brandon Wu
USA
-1
68
72
71
76
287
T55
Grayson Murray
USA
-1
70
73
72
72
287
T55
Joel Dahmen
USA
-1
67
73
72
75
287
T55
Jordan Spieth
USA
-1
70
70
73
74
287
T55
Martin Laird
SCO
-1
71
71
72
73
287
T55
Pat Perez
USA
-1
69
74
70
74
287
T55
Stewart Cink
USA
-1
68
71
75
73
287
T55
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-1
67
76
72
72
287
T64
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
Par
71
72
69
76
288
T64
Cameron Smith
AUS
Par
70
71
74
73
288
T64
Denny McCarthy
USA
Par
70
71
73
74
288
T64
Doc Redman
USA
Par
70
73
74
71
288
T68
Billy Horschel
USA
1
68
72
80
69
289
T68
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
1
67
74
77
71
289
70
Rhein Gibson
AUS
2
69
73
72
76
290
T71
Chase Seiffert
USA
3
71
71
78
71
291
T71
Harris English
USA
3
72
70
74
75
291
T73
Bill Haas
USA
4
72
70
73
77
292
T73
Chris Baker
USA
4
72
68
74
78
292
T73
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
4
76
66
77
73
292
T73
Matt Jones
AUS
4
75
68
73
76
292
T73
Richy Werenski
USA
4
72
68
78
74
292
78
Trey Mullinax
USA
8
77
66
75
78
296
79
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
9
68
73
78
78
297
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Eddie Olson
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
Par
74
70
144
CUT
KK Limbhasut
THA
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Kyle Stanley
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Rickie Fowler
USA
Par
75
69
144
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Vincent Whaley
USA
Par
68
76
144
CUT
Xander Schauffele
USA
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
1
76
69
145
CUT
D. J. Trahan
USA
1
75
70
145
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
1
75
70
145
CUT
Gary Woodland
USA
1
75
70
145
CUT
Justin Rose
ENG
1
75
70
145
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
NOR
1
71
74
145
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
1
73
72
145
CUT
Michael Gligic
CAN
1
71
74
145
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
1
71
74
145
CUT
Phil Mickelson
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
1
75
70
145
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
1
76
69
145
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
1
73
72
145
CUT
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
1
72
73
145
CUT
Vince Covello
USA
1
70
75
145
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
2
75
71
146
CUT
Bud Cauley
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
2
76
70
146
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Francesco Molinari
ITA
2
79
67
146
CUT
K. J. Choi
KOR
2
72
74
146
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Scott Harrington
USA
2
76
70
146
CUT
Steve Stricker
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
3
74
73
147
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
3
73
74
147
CUT
Lanto Griffin
USA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
3
78
69
147
CUT
Michael Gellerman
USA
3
70
77
147
CUT
Nelson Ledesma
ARG
3
70
77
147
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
3
78
69
147
CUT
Scottie Scheffler
USA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Ben Martin
USA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Justin Suh
USA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
4
69
79
148
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
4
76
72
148
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
USA
4
76
72
148
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
4
73
75
148
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
4
69
79
148
CUT
Bo Hoag
USA
5
78
71
149
CUT
Henrik Norlander
SWE
5
73
76
149
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Kevin Stadler
USA
5
76
73
149
CUT
Alex Beach
USA
6
76
74
150
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
6
74
76
150
CUT
Jacob Bergeron
USA
6
75
75
150
CUT
Seung-Yul Noh
KOR
6
78
72
150
CUT
Harry Hall
ENG
7
77
74
151
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
7
74
77
151
CUT
Isaiah Salinda
USA
8
79
73
152
CUT
John Senden
AUS
8
76
76
152
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
10
74
80
154
CUT
Michael Block
USA
10
77
77
154
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
11
79
76
155
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
13
76
81
157
CUT
Patrick Martin
USA
13
82
75
157
RET
Danny Lee
NZL
Par
0
RET
Hunter Mahan
USA
Par
75
75
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