Stephan Jaeger holds on to lead after high-scoring day

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January 27, 2024
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Stephan Jaeger held on to a one-shot lead heading into the final day at the Farmers Insurance Open in spite of recording six birdies and five birdies on Friday for a 73.

The German player holds the 54-hole lead/co-lead for the first time in his 129th career start on Tour but has finished in the top-10 four times. This marks the first time in tournament history that a 54-hole leader/co-leader posts over-par in the third round.

"I've played Torrey Pines enough now that I know you don't go out and shoot 4, 5 under every day you play the South Course. I just knew that I was playing good enough, my game was good enough that if I just mentally stayed sharp and stayed, you know, on course of what I wanted to do, I had a good chance of having a chance on Sunday. That's all I really want. You want to come down the back nine, you want to have a chance to win. So I've done that. I'm really excited about tomorrow. Today was a blast, I loved it, so I'm excited."

With a win, Jaeger would become the first German player to win on Tour since Alex Cejka at the 2015 Puerto Rico Open.

French rookie Matthieu Pavon posted an even-par 72 to move into a share of second place at 10-under alongside Dane Nicolai Højgaard who shot a 73.

Thomas Detry of Belgium was leading when he took a penalty and closed with a double bogey for a 73 and the solo fourth place at 9-under.

“I hit an amazing drive. I drove it great on 18,” he said. “I was just in between 3-wood, hybrid. It’s been a very long day. I think we played in 5 hours 45 (minutes). I had a little bit of mud on the ball. The lie wasn’t perfect, the light was starting to be — it was starting to be dark.

“There was a couple of different factors that were not in my favor,” he said. “Obviously short is a no-go. So we decided to be smart and there we go, I got punched in the face.”

Jaeger and Detry enter the final round in contention on the Aon Swing 5 standings for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. If they do not qualify via the Aon Swing 5, they can then become eligible by virtue of their position on the 2022-23 FedExCup Fall standings. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will select those players, not otherwise eligible, from No. 61 and beyond on the 2022-23 FedExCup Fall standings to fill the field to 80 players. Jaeger and Detry finished at No. 61 and No. 63, respectively. Currently, Keith Mitchell (No. 69) is the 80th player in the field.


Aon Swing 5 standings

The Farmers Insurance Open, the fourth event of the 2024 PGA TOUR Season and third Full-Field Event, marks the third and final opportunity for players to earn FedExCup points towards the Aon Swing 5. The top five players not otherwise exempt who earn the most FedExCup points during the Sony Open in Hawaii, The American Express and Farmers Insurance Open will qualify for next week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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T2Nicolai Højgaard(SC)-10676673206
4Thomas Detry(SC)-9666873207
T5Taylor Pendrith(SC)-8736669208
T5Trace Crowe(SC)-8706969208
T5Jake Knapp(SC)-8696970208
T5Taylor Montgomery(SC)-8687070208
T5Joe Highsmith(SC)-8706771208
T10Robby Shelton(SC)-7706970209
T10Parker Coody(SC)-7716771209
T10Ludvig Åberg(SC)-7687269209
T10Maverick McNealy(SC)-7677072209
T10Xander Schauffele(SC)-7696872209
T10Emiliano Grillo(SC)-7676973209
T10Ryan Brehm(SC)-7717068209
T10Tony Finau(SC)-7696674209
T10Will Zalatoris(SC)-7736868209
T19Rafael Campos(SC)-6706971210
T19Vincent Norrman(SC)-6687171210
T19Nate Lashley(SC)-6736770210
T19Beau Hossler(SC)-6687072210
T19Sami Valimaki(SC)-6706773210
T19Akshay Bhatia(SC)-6707169210
T19Patrick Rodgers(SC)-6736473210
T19Joseph Bramlett(SC)-6706674210
T27Alejandro Tosti(SC)-5667372211
T27Carson Young(SC)-5706972211
T27Sam Stevens(SC)-5716872211
T27Adam Schenk(SC)-5706873211
T27Max Homa(SC)-5707071211
T27Austin Eckroat(SC)-5687271211
T27Nick Hardy(SC)-5677173211
T27Kevin Yu(SC)-5647473211
T27Scott Stallings(SC)-5686974211
T27Chesson Hadley(SC)-5677074211
T27Aaron Rai(SC)-5667075211
T38Shane Lowry(SC)-4667373212
T38Patrick Cantlay(SC)-4657374212
T38Min Woo Lee(SC)-4726872212
T38Ben Martin(SC)-4736772212
T38Luke List(SC)-4706874212
T38Tom Whitney(SC)-4706775212
T38Keegan Bradley(SC)-4736871212
T38Mark Hubbard(SC)-4697271212
T38Michael Kim(SC)-4676877212
T47Hayden Springer(SC)-3736773213
T47Ryo Hisatsune(SC)-3657573213
T47Hideki Matsuyama(SC)-3667176213
T47Justin Lower(SC)-3717072213
T51Bronson Burgoon(SC)-2677275214
T51Chris Gotterup(SC)-2687175214
T51Doug Ghim(SC)-2697075214
T51Justin Rose(SC)-2697174214
T51Aaron Baddeley(SC)-2697273214
T51S.H. Kim(SC)-2696877214
T51Lanto Griffin(SC)-2717073214
T51Erik Barnes(SC)-2726973214
T51Taylor Moore(SC)-2707173214
T60Dylan Wu(SC)-1707075215
T60Sahith Theegala(SC)-1726875215
T60Harris English(SC)-1687275215
T60Mackenzie Hughes(SC)-1706778215
T60Chandler Phillips(SC)-1687374215
T65Tyson Alexander(SC)Par706977216
T65Francesco Molinari(SC)Par706977216
T65Jacob Bridgeman(SC)Par687078216
T65Kevin Dougherty(SC)Par726876216
T65Ben Silverman(SC)Par697275216
T65Tom Hoge(SC)Par717075216
T65Charley Hoffman(SC)Par706779216
T65Ben Taylor(SC)Par707175216
T65Zac Blair(SC)Par696879216
T74Taiga Semikawa(SC)+1716779217
T74Chad Ramey(SC)+1716779217
T74Adrien Dumont de Chassart(SC)+1687376217
T77Alexander Björk(SC)+2726680218
T77Brandt Snedeker(SC)+2707078218
79Justin Suh(SC)+4677479220
CUTDavis Thompson-27369-142
CUTGarrick Higgo-27369-142
CUTChristiaan Bezuidenhout-27270-142
CUTSungjae Im-27369-142
CUTNico Echavarria-26973-142
CUTGary Woodland-27171-142
CUTMax Greyserman-26973-142
CUTAndrew Novak-27171-142
CUTVince Whaley-27369-142
CUTGreyson Sigg-27369-142
CUTCollin Morikawa-26775-142
CUTPeter Malnati-27369-142
CUTJosh Teater-27369-142
CUTLee Hodges-26874-142
CUTKeith Mitchell-27171-142
CUTCameron Champ-27567-142
CUTDavid Skinns-27369-142
CUTNorman Xiong-27270-142
CUTAdam Long-27270-142
CUTChan Kim-27666-142
CUTHarry Hall-17568-143
CUTSam Ryder-17172-143
CUTJhonattan Vegas-17865-143
CUTBen Griffin-17271-143
CUTPierceson Coody-17271-143
CUTRyan McCormick-17370-143
CUTRyan Fox-17073-143
CUTWill Gordon-17271-143
CUTRoger Sloan-17172-143
CUTMatt Wallace-17370-143
CUTTyler DuncanPar7569-144
CUTDavid LipskyPar7371-144
CUTMatt NeSmithPar6777-144
CUTHayden BuckleyPar7371-144
CUTSeamus PowerPar7470-144
CUTBlaine Hale, Jr.Par7470-144
CUTVictor PerezPar7173-144
CUTMac MeissnerPar7470-144
CUTPaul Barjon+17075-145
CUTBilly Horschel+17471-145
CUTMichael Block+16976-145
CUTJoel Dahmen+17669-145
CUTJason Day+17471-145
CUTWilson Furr+17075-145
CUTScott Gutschewski+17372-145
CUTCarl Yuan+17372-145
CUTRyan Moore+17273-145
CUTMatti Schmid+17570-145
CUTChez Reavie+17471-145
CUTMarcus Byrd+16877-145
CUTRico Hoey+16877-145
CUTPatrick Fishburn+17273-145
CUTK.H. Lee+27175-146
CUTNicholas Lindheim+27373-146
CUTAlex Chiarella+27274-146
CUTCallum Tarren+27373-146
CUTHarrison Endycott+27274-146
CUTChad Hambright+27274-146
CUTTroy Merritt+37077-147
CUTJ.B. Holmes+37374-147
CUTDavis Riley+37374-147
CUTRaul Pereda+37374-147
CUTEric Cole+47474-148
CUTBen Kohles+47177-148
CUTRobert MacIntyre+47870-148
CUTMartin Laird+47672-148
CUTJ.J. Spaun+47177-148
CUTSepp Straka+47375-148
CUTJimmy Stanger+47375-148
CUTNick Watney+57574-149
CUTAlex Smalley+57376-149
CUTCameron Sisk+57277-149
CUTAdam Svensson+57574-149
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CUTStewart Cink+67476-150
CUTDaniel Berger+67278-150
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Farmers Insurance Open 2024

Date: January 24th - 27th 2024

Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course (North & South courses), San Diego, California

Purse: $9,000,000

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