Once you consider the Farmers Insurance coverage Open, there’s no getting round considering of Tiger Woods. In 19 profession begins, the 15-time main champion gained the San Diego match seven occasions, simply placing him atop the all-time profession cash checklist for the occasion at $7.177 million. (In fact, Tiger’s eighth professional win at Torrey Pines was in all probability his most memorable, taking the 2008 U.S. Open title on one leg).
Certainly, Woods might need discovered his joyful place at Torrey Pines, however so have a number of different golfers, two of whom are within the thick of issues heading into the uncommon final-round Saturday of this yr’s Farmers.
Jason Day, a 12-time PGA Tour winner whose final victory got here in Might 2018 on the Wells Fargo Championship, has two profession Farmers titles to his credit score. The 34-year-old Aussie shares the lead at 14 underneath with Will Zalatoris after posting no higher than a T-49 end in his first 4 begins on the 2021-22 tour season. With a victory and the accompanying $1,512,000 first-place prize cash payout, Day can add to his present collective Torrey paydays ($3.299 million) and transfer from third on the all-time cash checklist within the occasion to No. 2, leaping Brandt Snedeker.
To take action, Day must maintain off Zalatoris, who’s third-round 65 gave him a share of the lead getting into the ultimate spherical of a PGA Tour occasion for the primary time in his younger profession. The 25-year-old, looking for his first profession title, is making his fortieth profession tour begin. Solely as soon as earlier than has Zalatoris ever led on the finish of any spherical on tour (Spherical 2 of the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship).
Additionally within the combine is one other golfer who has a fond affection for Torrey Pines: Jon Rahm, one shot again of Day and Zalatoris at 13 underneath. The World No. 1 grabbed his first profession tour win on the Farmers in 2017 and his first main title at Torrey Pines final summer time in successful the U.S. Open. In 5 profession begins within the Farmers, Rahm has already had 4 top-seven finishes and earned $2.5 million to be seventh on the all-time profession match cash checklist.
Suffice it to say, Day has expertise being within the lead getting into the ultimate spherical on tour. Fourteen earlier occasions he’s been main or co-leading after 54 holes, having pulled out the win on seven events. That mentioned, simply 4 of the 12 PGA Tour occasions performed to this point within the 2021-22 season have been gained by a participant who was atop the chief board getting into the ultimate spherical, the final coming from Cameron Smith on the Sentry Event of Champions.
The general prize cash payout this week is $8.4 million, with the winner’s share being that match file $1.512 million. Listed below are the prize cash payouts for every golfer making the minimize this week. Come again after the match and we’ll replace the totals with participant names and particular paydays.