Tee It Up At Torrey Pines – Farmer’s Insurance Open Preview

The PGA pros move on to Torrey Pines Golf Course and southern California for the 2019 Farmer’s Insurance Open starting January 24th through January 27th. I provide a tournament preview at Bet America with insight on selected players, contenders and some longshots.

The tournament is played over two courses. The South course is considered the tougher challenge at Par 72 and 7698 yards, and in 2018 it was the 8th hardest course on the PGA Tour playing to a 72.813 scoring average. It’s been the longest course on tour in recent years, and last year it ranked 31st in driving distance but was the hardest course on the PGA Tour in driving accuracy as only 48.62% of the fairway’s were hit.

Distance definitely has its advantage, however, and holes 7 and 12 are long and tougher par 4’s. But hole No. 4 with the Pacific Ocean down the left side is nearly 500 yards from the back tees playing as a par 4 and one of the most scenic holes in all of southern California. The South course previously played close to 3-strokes tougher than the North course,which will play tougher this year. The North course added 200 yards and will play to 7,258 yards and Par 72. It’s more challenging when the coastal winds pick up, and the greens and fairway’s are broader and more prominent. Three holes have been completely changed. Both courses are very scenic with ocean views. The first two rounds are played over two courses and the final two rounds after the cut is played on the South Course.

Read more here, and join Fairway’s Foursome for additional head-to-head match-up winners.

Fairway’s Foursome Picks to Win 2019 Farmer’s Insurance Open – Tony Finau (+2000), Marc Leishman (+2000), Gary Woodland (+2500) and Charles Howell (+3000).

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Author: FairwayJay

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