Nicolai Hojgaard defies jetlag as Kevin Yu takes early lead

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The Danish star is three shots off the pace after equalling best round of the day on the South Course at Torrey Pines.
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January 25, 2024
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Taiwan’s Kevin Yu fired eight birdies as he took a one-shot lead after the first round of The Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.

Yu carded a bogey-free 64 on the North Course at Torrey Pines, a birdie at the last edging him ahead of America’s Patrick Cantlay and Japan’s Ryo Hisatsune.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry and England’s Aaron Rai are among a group a further shot back after opening 66s, along with former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, Germany’s Thomas Detry and Alejandro Tosti of Argentina.

Nicolai Hojgaard, who finished seventh at the Dubai Desert Classic, and America’s Nick Hardy were the best of those who started on the more difficult South Course – their 67s leaving them amid a large group on five-under-par.

Hojgaard’s first start as a full-time member of the PGA Tour came despite jetlag and just nine holes on the North Course in practice.

“You’ve got to try to find a way,” the Danish Ryder Cup star told the PGA Tour website. “I’ll just push myself until we feel like the jetlag’s gone.”

“I think sometimes you can take advantage of not knowing the golf course and you’re just thinking about your execution. I felt like that was the only thing I was doing today.”

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Kevin Yu(NC)-864
T2Patrick Cantlay(NC)-765
T2Ryo Hisatsune(NC)-765
T4Hideki Matsuyama(NC)-666
T4Shane Lowry(NC)-666
T4Thomas Detry(NC)-666
T4Aaron Rai(NC)-666
T4Alejandro Tosti(NC)-666
T9Nicolai Højgaard(SC)-567
T9Matt NeSmith(NC)-567
T9Maverick McNealy(NC)-567
T9Michael Kim(NC)-567
T9Collin Morikawa(NC)-567
T9Justin Suh(NC)-567
T9Chesson Hadley(NC)-567
T9Nick Hardy(SC)-567
T9Emiliano Grillo(NC)-567
T9Bronson Burgoon(NC)-567
T19Austin Eckroat(SC)-468
T19Stephan Jaeger(SC)-468
T19Ludvig Åberg(NC)-468
T19Scott Stallings(SC)-468
T19Lee Hodges(NC)-468
T19Harris English(NC)-468
T19Jacob Bridgeman(SC)-468
T19Chandler Phillips(NC)-468
T19Marcus Byrd(NC)-468
T19Rico Hoey(NC)-468
T19Beau Hossler(NC)-468
T19Taylor Montgomery(NC)-468
T19Vincent Norrman(NC)-468
T19Adrien Dumont de Chassart(NC)-468
T19Chris Gotterup(NC)-468
T34Mark Hubbard(NC)-369
T34Justin Rose(NC)-369
T34Zac Blair(SC)-369
T34S.H. Kim(SC)-369
T34Doug Ghim(NC)-369
T34Aaron Baddeley(NC)-369
T34Ben Silverman(NC)-369
T34Tony Finau(SC)-369
T34Xander Schauffele(SC)-369
T34Nico Echavarria(NC)-369
T34Max Greyserman(NC)-369
T34Matthieu Pavon(NC)-369
T34Jake Knapp(NC)-369
T34Michael Block(NC)-369
T48Charley Hoffman(SC)-270
T48Ryan Fox(NC)-270
T48Ben Taylor(NC)-270
T48Dylan Wu(SC)-270
T48Tyson Alexander(NC)-270
T48Joseph Bramlett(NC)-270
T48Carson Young(NC)-270
T48Francesco Molinari(SC)-270
T48Adam Schenk(SC)-270
T48Taylor Moore(SC)-270
T48Brandt Snedeker(SC)-270
T48Mackenzie Hughes(NC)-270
T48Joe Highsmith(SC)-270
T48Sami Valimaki(NC)-270
T48Tom Whitney(SC)-270
T48Trace Crowe(SC)-270
T48Robby Shelton(SC)-270
T48Troy Merritt(NC)-270
T48Luke List(SC)-270
T48Akshay Bhatia(SC)-270
T48Paul Barjon(NC)-270
T48Max Homa(SC)-270
T48Rafael Campos(SC)-270
T48Wilson Furr(NC)-270
T72Roger Sloan(SC)-171
T72Justin Lower(NC)-171
T72Andrew Novak(NC)-171
T72Lanto Griffin(SC)-171
T72Ryan Brehm(SC)-171
T72J.J. Spaun(NC)-171
T72Keith Mitchell(NC)-171
T72Taiga Semikawa(SC)-171
T72Parker Coody(NC)-171
T72Victor Perez(NC)-171
T72Kevin Streelman(NC)-171
T72Sam Stevens(NC)-171
T72Sam Ryder(NC)-171
T72Ben Kohles(NC)-171
T72Chad Ramey(SC)-171
T72Gary Woodland(SC)-171
T72K.H. Lee(NC)-171
T72Tom Hoge(SC)-171
T90Will Gordon(SC)Par72
T90Ryan Moore(NC)Par72
T90Erik Barnes(SC)Par72
T90Sahith Theegala(NC)Par72
T90Daniel Berger(NC)Par72
T90Kevin Dougherty(SC)Par72
T90Norman Xiong(SC)Par72
T90Patrick Fishburn(SC)Par72
T90Adam Long(SC)Par72
T90Chad Hambright(NC)Par72
T90Harrison Endycott(NC)Par72
T90Christiaan Bezuidenhout(SC)Par72
T90Ben Griffin(SC)Par72
T90Min Woo Lee(SC)Par72
T90Alex Chiarella(SC)Par72
T90Pierceson Coody(SC)Par72
T90Alexander Björk(SC)Par72
T90Cameron Sisk(NC)Par72
T108Greyson Sigg(SC)+173
T108Vince Whaley(SC)+173
T108Taylor Pendrith(SC)+173
T108Callum Tarren(NC)+173
T108Scott Gutschewski(NC)+173
T108Carl Yuan(NC)+173
T108Ben Martin(SC)+173
T108Hayden Buckley(SC)+173
T108Peter Malnati(SC)+173
T108Josh Teater(SC)+173
T108Matt Wallace(SC)+173
T108Will Zalatoris(SC)+173
T108Sepp Straka(NC)+173
T108David Skinns(SC)+173
T108Jimmy Stanger(NC)+173
T108Raul Pereda(NC)+173
T108Patrick Rodgers(SC)+173
T108Garrick Higgo(SC)+173
T108David Lipsky(SC)+173
T108Nate Lashley(SC)+173
T108Davis Thompson(SC)+173
T108Sungjae Im(SC)+173
T108Alex Smalley(SC)+173
T108Hayden Springer(NC)+173
T108J.B. Holmes(NC)+173
T108Keegan Bradley(SC)+173
T108Davis Riley(SC)+173
T108Ryan McCormick(SC)+173
T108Nicholas Lindheim(NC)+173
T108Chris Naegel(NC)+173
T138Stewart Cink(NC)+274
T138Seamus Power(SC)+274
T138Chez Reavie(SC)+274
T138Blaine Hale, Jr.(NC)+274
T138Mac Meissner(SC)+274
T138Eric Cole(NC)+274
T138Billy Horschel(NC)+274
T138Jason Day(SC)+274
T146Matti Schmid(SC)+375
T146Adam Svensson(SC)+375
T146Cameron Champ(SC)+375
T146Tyler Duncan(SC)+375
T146Harry Hall(SC)+375
T146Nick Watney(SC)+375
T152Martin Laird(SC)+476
T152Chan Kim(SC)+476
T152Joel Dahmen(SC)+476
T155Jhonattan Vegas(SC)+678
T155Robert MacIntyre(SC)+678
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