THIS WEEK: Farmers Insurance Open, Jan. 23-26
Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego, Calif. (South: Par 72, 7,698 yards; North: Par 72, 7,258 yards)
Purse: $7.5 million (Winner: $1.35M, 500 FedEx points)
Defending Champion: Justin Rose
FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas
TV: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (GC); 3-6 p.m. (CBS)
NOTES: Tiger Woods will make his 2020 debut while seeking to set the PGA Tour record for career victories that he currently shares with Sam Snead (82). … Also making their 2020 debuts will be Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. … Woods is attempting to make the Farmers the third event he has won a record eight times (Arnold Palmer Invitational, WGC-FedEx St. Jude). He has won seven of his 18 starts in this event, with five other top-10s. However, his most recent of those was a victory in 2013 … Rose seeks to become the event’s first repeat champion since Woods (2005-08). … The field boasts 18 of the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings and seven of the top 15 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, let by No. 2 McIlroy, No. 3 John Rahm, No. 6 Woods and No. 8 Rose. … Phil Mickelson is a three-time event winner (1993, 2000-01).
BEST BETS: McIlroy (+660) is competing for the first time since November, but also finished T5 in his first Farmers appearance last year. He also has four wins and 10 other top-10s in his past 20 worldwide starts. … Rahm (+775) also posted a T5 last year. His past 10 worldwide starts includes two wins and six more top-10s … Woods (+1100) hasn’t played a full-field event since October, which he won in Japan, but he did go 3-0-0 at the Presidents Cup last month after also competing at his Hero World Challenge event the week before. … Tony Finau (+2500) only has one career PGA Tour victory, but many believe he is due for a prominent breakthrough. He was T13 at Torrey Pines last year and T4 in 2017. He’s coming off a T14 at The American Express, where he shot a tourney-low 62 in the second round. … Day (+4500) is a longshot while making his return from another back injury, but is a two-time champion (2015, ’18).
LAST TOURNAMENT: The American Express (Andrew Landy)
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Waste Management Phoenix Open, Jan. 30-Feb. 2