The Golf Update – January 2013

PGA TOUR

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FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN

Site: San Diego.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Torrey Pines, South Course (7,698 yards, par 72) and North Course (7,045 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.1 million.¬†Winner’s share: $1.08 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-7 p.m., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-4:30 a.m., 3-7 p.m., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-4:30 a.m., 1-2:30 a.m., 6:30-11 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-4 a.m., 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 8 p.m.-midnight; Monday, 12:30-5:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.).

Last year: Brandt Snedeker won the first of his two 2012 tour victories en route to the FedEx Cup title, beating Kyle Stanley with a par on the second hole of a playoff. Stanley had a triple bogey on the final hole of regulation. He rebounded the following week with a comeback victory in the Phoenix Open.

Last week: Brian Gay won the Humana Challenge in La Quinta for his fourth tour title, closing with 9-under 63 and beating Charles Howell III on the second hole of a playoff. Swedish rookie David Lingmerth was eliminated on the first extra hole. Continue reading