Farmers Insurance Open: First Round Open Thread
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson: hmmmm...

Golf’s biggest draw may be halfway around the world, but that doesn’t mean the PGA Tour has ground to a halt. I mean, we’ve been over this: there’s six million dollars on offer at Torrey Pines!

In deference to PGA Tour logic (formula: prizemoney on offer is proportional to prestige of tournament), I am compelled to comment. And so are you.

Possible points of (dis)interest:

  • Crazy scoring.
  • The trials of Phil Mickelson.
  • Spencer Levin’s steady progression from fiery college stand-out to fiery PGA Tour cash hoover.
  • Bill Haas: is he a big deal now?
  • Jhonattan Vegas, who has emerged from the golfing wilderness to win our hearts all over again.
  • Camilo’s return to something approaching consistent form. *cough* ban the belly putter *cough*
  • Sang-Moon Bae: the most underrated player in the world?

Conor Nagle