Farmers Insurance Open R1

Reed & Noren share lead in California

January 28-31
Torrey Pines, San Diego, California
$7,500,000
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Patrick Reed started his first round of the Farmers Insurance Open on the back nine with three birdies and closed with three more on the 15th, 16th and 17th for a bogey-free 8-under 64, tied for the lead with Alex Noren.


“I put myself in position today where I had to go out knowing that we’re going to get pretty good conditions, go out and try to make as many birdies as possible to be able to kind of weather the storm tomorrow,” said Reed. “I was able to kind of get off to a hot start and just kind of ride momentum going on through the rest of the round and continue attacking that golf course since that’s the one you’re able to attack.

“I was hitting the ball off the tee. You have to play from the fairway, shoot a low number and attack the course. Especially with what’s coming tomorrow.”



Noren also started on the back nine and was 4-under through eight holes after an eagle at the par-5 17th but bogeyed the 18th before playing his final nine holes in 5-under.

“I hit it very good with my irons and wedges, putted very good,” said Noren. “The driver wasn’t as good as I wanted it, but out here (on the North Course) you could get away with it if you manage to get out of the rough, hit the greens anyway. But I definitely need to shape up the driver for tomorrow.”


Scottie Scheffler, in second place one stroke back, and the leaders all played on Torrey Pines’ easier North Course and could face a harder second round on the South Course as heavy rain is forecast overnight and into the morning.

“Yeah, I’m hoping that we’re going to not get too flooded during the night,” said Noren. “But I played the South Course two rounds this week and I know how long it is now, especially when they lengthened some tee boxes, put them back. It’s a test. You definitely need some good ball striking there, especially in windy conditions. It’s good to get some birdies on the North, yeah.”

Peter Malnati, who closed with an eagle on the par-5 18th, and Ryan Palmer shot the lowest scores on the South Course, 66, and are tied in fourth place at 6-under alongside ten other players.

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Rory McIlroy, playing the South Course, shot four birdies on the front nine but only made one more on the 17th for a 68 and is tied alongside ten others at-under.

“I did well. I got off to a great start, 4-under through nine,” said McIlroy. “A little disappointed I didn’t pick up a couple more on the way in, especially with the two par 5s, not picking up any shots there. Yeah, I think anytime you shoot 68 on the South Course here you’ve got to be pretty happy.”

Defending champion Marc Leishman made five birdies on the South Course but also triple bogeyed the par-4 4th and made another bogey at the 13th to sign for a 71.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Alex Noren
-8
64
T1
Patrick Reed
-8
64
3
Scottie Scheffler
-7
65
T4
Sam Burns
-6
66
T4
K.J. Choi
-6
66
T4
Rhein Gibson
-6
66
T4
Talor Gooch
-6
66
T4
Lanto Griffin
-6
66
T4
Brandon Hagy
-6
66
T4
Beau Hossler
-6
66
T4
Luke List
-6
66
T4
Peter Malnati
-6
66
T4
Ryan Palmer
-6
66
T4
Cameron Smith
-6
66
T4
Gary Woodland
-6
66
T16
Wyndham Clark
-5
67
T16
William Gordon
-5
67
T16
Denny McCarthy
-5
67
T16
Adam Scott
-5
67
T16
Tim Wilkinson
-5
67
T21
Cameron Champ
-4
68
T21
Lucas Glover
-4
68
T21
Si Woo Kim
-4
68
T21
Anirban Lahiri
-4
68
T21
Tom Lewis
-4
68
T21
Rory McIlroy
-4
68
T21
Seung-Yul Noh
-4
68
T21
Roger Sloan
-4
68
T21
Robert Streb
-4
68
T21
Kevin Streelman
-4
68
T21
Will Zalatoris
-4
68
T32
Joseph Bramlett
-3
69
T32
Bronson Burgoon
-3
69
T32
Tony Finau
-3
69
T32
Adam Hadwin
-3
69
T32
John Huh
-3
69
T32
Sungjae Im
-3
69
T32
Michael Kim
-3
69
T32
Grayson Murray
-3
69
T32
J.T. Poston
-3
69
T32
Jon Rahm
-3
69
T32
Brandt Snedeker
-3
69
T32
Jordan Spieth
-3
69
T32
Scott Stallings
-3
69
T32
Sepp Straka
-3
69
T32
Kevin Tway
-3
69
T32
Richy Werenski
-3
69
T48
Sebastian Cappelen
-2
70
T48
Cameron Davis
-2
70
T48
Rickie Fowler
-2
70
T48
Dylan Frittelli
-2
70
T48
Doug Ghim
-2
70
T48
Andres Gonzales
-2
70
T48
James Hahn
-2
70
T48
Tom Hoge
-2
70
T48
Viktor Hovland
-2
70
T48
Mackenzie Hughes
-2
70
T48
Matt Jones
-2
70
T48
Jason Kokrak
-2
70
T48
Martin Laird
-2
70
T48
Ryan Moore
-2
70
T48
Matthew NeSmith
-2
70
T48
Xander Schauffele
-2
70
T48
Charl Schwartzel
-2
70
T48
Jhonattan Vegas
-2
70
T48
Bubba Watson
-2
70
T48
Xinjun Zhang
-2
70
T48
Jared du Toit
-2
70
Projected Cut: ( -2 )
T69
Scott Brown
-1
71
T69
Rafael Campos
-1
71
T69
Fabián Gómez
-1
71
T69
Bill Haas
-1
71
T69
Harry Higgs
-1
71
T69
Max Homa
-1
71
T69
Russell Knox
-1
71
T69
Satoshi Kodaira
-1
71
T69
Tain Lee
-1
71
T69
Marc Leishman
-1
71
T69
Troy Merritt
-1
71
T69
Phil Mickelson
-1
71
T69
Cameron Percy
-1
71
T69
Pat Perez
-1
71
T69
Ted Potter, Jr.
-1
71
T69
Sam Ryder
-1
71
T69
Kevin Stadler
-1
71
T69
Brian Stuard
-1
71
T69
Justin Suh
-1
71
T88
Byeong Hun An
E
72
T88
Chris Baker
E
72
T88
Corey Conners
E
72
T88
Bo Hoag
E
72
T88
Jim Knous
E
72
T88
Brooks Koepka
E
72
T88
Francesco Molinari
E
72
T88
Andy Ogletree
E
72
T88
Louis Oosthuizen
E
72
T88
Rob Oppenheim
E
72
T88
Carlos Ortiz
E
72
T88
Patrick Rodgers
E
72
T88
Rory Sabbatini
E
72
T88
Chase Seiffert
E
72
T88
Kyle Stanley
E
72
T88
Steve Stricker
E
72
T88
Cameron Tringale
E
72
T88
Kristoffer Ventura
E
72
T88
Vincent Whaley
E
72
T107
Tyler Duncan
1
73
T107
Chesson Hadley
1
73
T107
Kramer Hickok
1
73
T107
Kelly Kraft
1
73
T107
Hank Lebioda
1
73
T107
Nelson Ledesma
1
73
T107
Kyle Mendoza
1
73
T107
Henrik Norlander
1
73
T107
Doc Redman
1
73
T107
Robby Shelton
1
73
T107
Ben Taylor
1
73
T107
Jimmy Walker
1
73
T119
Jason Dufner
2
74
T119
Michael Gellerman
2
74
T119
Scott Harrington
2
74
T119
David Hearn
2
74
T119
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
2
74
T119
Danny Lee
2
74
T119
Willie Mack III
2
74
T119
Hideki Matsuyama
2
74
T119
Maverick McNealy
2
74
T119
J.J. Spaun
2
74
T119
Nick Watney
2
74
T119
Cameron Young
2
74
T119
Erik van Rooyen
2
74
T132
Aaron Baddeley
3
75
T132
Charley Hoffman
3
75
T132
J.B. Holmes
3
75
T132
Adam Schenk
3
75
T136
Jason Day
4
76
T136
Matt Every
4
76
T136
Emiliano Grillo
4
76
T136
Billy Horschel
4
76
T136
Hunter Mahan
4
76
T136
Tyler McCumber
4
76
T136
John Senden
4
76
T143
Ryan Brehm
5
77
T143
Keith Mitchell
5
77
T143
Tyler Strafaci (a)
5
77
T143
Martin Trainer
5
77
T147
Mark Anderson
6
78
T147
Joel Dahmen
6
78
T147
Seamus Power
6
78
T147
Harold Varner III
6
78
T151
Harris English
7
79
T151
Michael Gligic
7
79
T151
Jamie Lovemark
7
79
T154
Charles Howell III
8
80
T154
Camilo Villegas
8
80
WD
Matthew Wolff
E
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