Tag Archives: Torrey Pines

Jan
27
2017
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

I didn’t want to say it before the first round finished. I didn’t want to get attacked and called a “Tiger hater,” even though that’s never a good reason not to write and/or publish anything — more accurate would be “feel like.” I wanted to give him a chance. Now, only ONE official round has been posted for Tiger Woods in 2017, so…wait for it, GIVE HIM A CHANCE. It’s early! It’s only been one round! Let the guy get his feet under him and some reps before we’re too quick to write him off.

For the love of God. I’m in my seventh year at this, and trust me, I’ve been there and I know how it feels to hope and want something (or someone) to go back to what it once was SO badly because that nostalgia and that AWESOMENESS that went along with it was SO FREAKING GREAT.

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Jan
26
2017
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

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Big news on the Tiger Woods front this week: Well, first of all, he’s making his 42nd comeback to competitive golf at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, where he’s won eight times — seven of these PGA Tour titles and one U.S. Open (on a broken leg!). This event is much more significant than that little tournament in the Bahamas with 17 people in the field, where Woods placed 15th, last month.

It will mark Woods’ return to the PGA Tour in 17 months after enduring several back surgeries and procedures in 2015. He says he feels different, though, and he’s also thrown in some new clubs into the bag — since his sponsor Nike Golf announced last year that it will no longer manufacture golf clubs. 

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Feb
1
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Playing in the inclement, nearly unplayable conditions at Torrey Pines, Brandt Snedeker had one of the best rounds of the year — even though we’re barely into 2016. Snedeker, who had the good fortune of finishing the fourth round at the weather-delayed Farmers Insurance Open, posted a brilliant three-under 69 Sunday, making him the only player to break par.

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Feb
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

In the summer of 2004, Jason Day had breakfast sitting in the Lodge at Torrey Pines on Sunday before the final round of the Junior World Championships at Torrey Pines’ South Course. He remembers not having an appetite because he was so nervous. At the end of that day, he hoisted the trophy and became the best amateur in the world. Eleven years later, Day found himself in a familiar setting, eating at almost the same table he did when he was 16, but as a golfer, he had matured with each year and he didn’t have the same tense nerves this time around.

Heading into the week, Day had a feeling he was going to win this week. He told his wife Ellie that this year was different than the past seven years on the PGA Tour. They both have been expecting big things from Day, who was plagued with injuries last season, in 2015.

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Feb
7
2015

Harris English didn’t have his A-game on Saturday at Torrey Pines, but he managed to escape with a one-over 73 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open and still shares a spot atop of a packed leaderboard.

English, who led by two heading into the weekend, got off to a nice start, making a birdie on the first hole to extend his lead to three shots. However, on a day with tough conditions at Torrey’s South Course, he broke his streak of 39 holes with par or better on the par-4 6th. After driving it in the fairway bunker, he knocked his next shot short in the rough. His chip flew over the green and then he blew his putt to save par six feet past the hole before he missed the comeback for bogey and tapped it for a costly six.

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Feb
6
2015

For the second consecutive week, neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson will be playing the weekend of a PGA Tour event. With Woods withdrawing on Thursday due to a back injury and Mickelson missing his second straight cut, perhaps this is the new normal?

Phil, the hometown fan favorite, followed his opening two-over 74 with an even-par 72 on Torrey Pines’ North Course, posting a two-over 36-hole total to fall three shots short of the cutline.

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Feb
3
2015
Kevin Na's longtime caddie Kenny Harms is one of the lead complainants in the suit

Kevin Na’s longtime caddie Kenny Harms is one of the lead complainants in the suit

More than 80 professional golf caddies have filed a class-action federal lawsuit in Northern California against the PGA Tour, seeking compensation for being forced to wear bibs emblazoned with sponsored logos. The caddies allege that the Tour is earning $50 million a year from the sponsors while they receive nothing in return for serving as “human billboards.” 

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Jan
9
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Tiger celebrates his hole-in-one on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale in 1997

Tiger celebrates his hole-in-one on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale in 1997

Well, I never thought I’d see the day where Tiger Woods would tee it up at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After all, he hasn’t played in the event since 2001 (not to mention it’s absolute mayhem at that tournament even without Woods in the field). But, apparently it turns out I will see Woods make a start at TPC Scottsdale in just a few weeks.

Tiger officially announced via his website that he would make his 2015 debut in Phoenix.

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Jan
28
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Ugh, this stinks
Sorry, I’m a little late to the party — I had the flu over the weekend and I was probably more miserable than Tiger Woods hacking up a 79 on Saturday at Torrey Pines to miss the second cut, also known as “MDF.” (When more than 78 players make the 36-hole cut, there’s a secondary cut following the third round that whittles the field down to top 70 and ties for the final round.)

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