Luke List Luke List, 37, clutches the tournament trophy after defeating Will Zalatoris on the opening hole of a playoff to win the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday. List fired a six-under 66 in the final round.
How did the Farmers Insurance Open unfold?
Patrick Reed observes a tee shot during the final round at the Farmers on Sunday. Getty Pictures Patrick Reed and Carlos Ortiz shared the 54-hole lead at the Farmers Insurance Open after a contentious Saturday. Could Reed continue? Would another competitor overtake him? And might Sunday’s events generate additional intriguing subplots? Here is what you missed in the Farmers’ final round.
Who triumphs: Patrick Reed (four-under 68, 14 under overall) How it occurred: Sunday, Reed played Nos.6-9 in three under par to move to 13 under and a one-stroke lead over Viktor Hovland, who scored 32 on the front nine. Jon Rahm, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffle, and others attempted to catch up, but Reed’s consistent performance held him in the lead.
His advantage extended to three after Hovland committed consecutive bogeys on holes 14 and 15. On 14, Hovland hooked his approach from the bunker into a hazard and made bogey; he did the same in the third round and made double bogey; and on 15, he drove the ball behind a tree and was forced to punch out, resulting in a bogey.
Reed’s finish was much less stressful following Hovland’s last bogey on hole 17; he already held a comfortable lead. Reed won by five strokes after completing the back nine with eight pars and a birdie on hole 18. Explaining the new regulation at the core of the embedded-ball debate involving Patrick Reed.
Through James Colgan Why it is crucial: Reed’s victory is significant not just because it is his first at the Farmers, over a good field and at the site of this year’s U.S. Open, but also because he triumphed despite the controversy that surrounded him on Saturday.
Reed has now won nine PGA Tour titles. Notables: Five players tied for second place at nine under, including Finau, Hovland, and Schauffele. Rahm tied for seventh at eight under, while Rory McIlroy tied for 16th with a 73 on Sunday. What else happened: Remember the drama surrounding the ball inserted by Reed on Saturday? Well, it continued into Sunday as well.
Reed’s official Twitter account posted on Saturday night (in all capital letters) that McIlroy experienced a similar circumstance on the 18th hole on Saturday. The PGA Tour published video of McIlroy’s embedded-ball relief predicament on Sunday, which was remarkably identical to Reed’s.
McIlroy never asked for a rules official like Reed did, despite the fact that he was not required to do so by the rules, but Reed also picked up his ball before calling for an official. Both players’ golf balls were seen on film bouncing before coming to rest. The Tour issued a statement stating that both players took proper relief under the rules and adding, “It was reasonable for both players to conclude — based on the fact that they did not see the ball land, but given the lie of the ball in soft course conditions — that they should proceed as the rule allows for a potentially embedded ball.” To learn more about this story, click here.
Best hole: Sepp Straka fired a score of 65, while Luke List and Francesco Molinari each finished with a score of 66. Since his meltdown at the 2019 Masters, Molinari has battled to recover his form. This is his second consecutive top 10 finish. The next stop on the Tour is the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottdale, where McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Xander Schauffele will be among the top contenders. Farmersinsuranceopen
Who won the Torrey Pines Farmers Insurance Open?
Sunday at Torrey Pines, thankfully, Patrick Reed won the Farmers Insurance Open by more than one shot. Given the attention and criticism surrounding Saturday’s third-round embedded ball controversy, it would have been horrible for Reed to have won by a single stroke.
Reed stated that his ball was embedded on the 10th hole during the third round, picked it up, and then summoned a rules officer for confirmation. Reed’s par save from what would have been (should have been?) an impossible situation on the 10th hole was a poor sequence of events that prompted many concerns in the coming twenty-four hours.
Though he played badly over the final eight holes on Saturday, he redeemed himself on Sunday and was never seriously challenged. Reed played the final four holes of the front nine in 3 under, including a bombed-in eagle putt to get things moving, then the second nine safely enough to claim his eighth PGA Tour victory by shooting 4-under 68 to finish at 14 under and win by five strokes.
- From the tee to the green, he achieved everything with minimal game, which is quite remarkable.
- Reed gained few strokes off the tee or with his irons throughout the course of three measured rounds over the week, completing the most of his work on and around the greens.
- This was demonstrated on Sunday, when he ascended and descended six or seven times, sometimes from precarious locations.
This week is also a wonderful summary of Reed. His short game is so hilariously fantastic that other professionals can’t believe what they’re watching. However, it is frequently difficult to appreciate because of all the irrelevant garbage. Reed is irritating in this regard since he should be entertaining to observe and appreciate, yet he is frequently not.
- Nonetheless, there are few finer golf experiences than grinding out victories on treacherous courses against elite fields.
- On Sunday, Reed held off Tony Finau, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy, and Xander Schauffele to win the U.S. Open.
- Even though there were some detours along the way, the accomplishment is remarkable.
Not that the wandering should escape detection! Reed accomplished nothing this week at Torrey Pines to improve his reputation, which was already in jeopardy. People will have to separate his ridiculous brilliance from his even more ludicrous commitment to the rules for the remainder of his career.
This is the experience of Pat Reed. It has always been this way, for better or worse. A-minus Tony Finau (T2): Rahm went for broke on the par-5 18th by hitting his second shot into the sea in an effort to make eagle. I admire it. Last week, I criticized his desire to be aggressive on Sundays, and then he attacked when the stakes were high.
Sunday, his driving was worse than his putting, but the putter will likely garner the most attention (which is fair). Additionally, there are many worse things than being Tony Finau! Grade: A- Xander Schauffele (T2): Schauffele’s performance this week was startling, not because he is not a superb golfer, but because he has never performed well at Torrey Pines.
- Prior to this week, he had missed four of his previous five cuts at Torrey, but he finished in the top five for the fourth time in his past six PGA Tour appearances.
- Grade: A Jon Rahm (T7): Former winner of the Farmers Insurance Open got off to a scorching start before wilting late in the day with poor (for him) iron play.
He still finished in the top 10, which has been a norm for him, but it seemed like a squandered opportunity to challenge Reed. Regardless, he will be among the favorites at the June U.S. Open on this course. Grade: A Mickelson, Phil (T53): What does it mean that Mickelson made the cut at the difficult Torrey Pines course a week after missing it at the easier American Express? Lefty had a good putting week, despite the fact that his ball-striking was about ordinary.
- The apparent issue is that Mickelson has seldom had outstanding putting weeks, and this tournament is likely an exception rather than a return to regular contention.
- Nonetheless, it is remarkable to see him making the cut in this level of PGA Tour competitions so soon after the 30th anniversary of his first PGA Tour victory.
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Who won the Farmers Insurance Open in 2022?
Luke List, who won the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines Golf Courses’ South Course in La Jolla, California, stands at the top of the final scoreboard for the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open. Both Will Zalatoris and Luke List finished regulation with a 72-hole total of 15-under 273 and advanced to a playoff.
List made a birdie on the 72nd hole two hours before Zalatoris almost missed a birdie putt on the same hole to secure the victory. Both players in the playoff for the par-5 18th hole found the bunker off the tee. After both players laid up, List’s third ball was inside tap-in range for a birdie. Zalatoris missed a 10-foot putt for a tie, and List won his first PGA Tour championship.
List won $1,512,000 of the $8,400,000 total prize pool.