Farmers Insurance Open Preview 2022

2022 Farmers Insurance Open

  • January 24-29, 2022
  • San Diego, California
  • Courses Torrey Pines South (host), Torrey Pines North
  • Purse $8.4 million
  • Winner $1,512,000 + 500 FedExCup pts.
  • 156 players
  • 72-hole stroke-play
  • Defending champion Patrick Reed

How To Watch The Farmers Insurance Open On TV

R1: Wednesday, January 26, 2022: 12 – 7 on ESPN+; 12:30 – 4:30 GOLF

R2: Thursday, January 27: 12 – 7 on ESPN+; 12:30 – 4:30 GOLF

R3: Friday, January 28: 12 – 8 ESPN+; 3-5 GOLF; 5 – 8 CBS

R4: Saturday, January 29: 12:30 – 8 on ESPN+; 2:30 – 4:30 GOLF; 4:30 – 8 CBS

All times Eastern PM

PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+: For the first time, new streaming partner ESPN+ will feature four live feeds per day. More than 4,300 hours of live coverage are scheduled for 2022, more than triple the PGA TOUR LIVE coverage from previous years.

Tournament Notes

  • The PGA TOUR, CBS, Farmers Insurance and the Century Club have shifted to a Saturday final round that will result in a Friday and Saturday evening viewing on the East Coast with finish times of 8 p.m. ET both days on CBS.
  • The scheduled Saturday finish is the first on the PGA TOUR since the 1996 Waste Management Phoenix Open, where Phil Mickelson defeated Justin Leonard in a sudden-death playoff

John Rahm Excels At Torrey Pines

  • The 2022 Farmers Insurance Open field will be headlined by World No. 1 Jon Rahm.
  • When Rahm captured the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open for his first career PGA TOUR title, he became the first player to win his maiden TOUR event at the event since Jay Don Blake in 1991.
  • Rahm has had additional success at Torrey Pines, having finished runner-up at the event in 2020, T7 last year (2021) and most recently won the 2021 U.S. Open last summer on the South Course.

Past Champions In The Field

  • This week’s field includes nine past champions: Jason Day (2015, 2018), Marc Leishman (2020), Phil Mickelson (1993, 2000, 2001), Jon Rahm (2017), Patrick Reed (2021), Justin Rose (2019), Brandt Snedeker (2012, 2016), Scott Stallings (2014), Nick Watney (2009).

Olympic Gold Medalist Tees It Up

  • Golden Boy: Olympic Gold Medalist and San Diego native Xander Schauffele finished T2 at the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open, his best finish in six starts and just the second time he made the cut at the event.
  • The San Diego State University standout joins Jon Rahm as the only other player in the field this week that earned top-10 finishes at both the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open and 2021 U.S. Open.
Player2021 Farmers Insurance Open2021 U.S. Open
Jon RahmT7Won
Xander SchauffeleT2T7

Torrey Is A Tough Test

  • Each of the last three winners of the Farmers Insurance Open have opened the event on the North Course (Patrick Reed/2021, Marc Leishman/2020, Justin Rose/2019).
  • The Torrey Pines South Course ranked the fourth toughest course last season with the Average Score to Par: +1.340.
  • Since 2012, there have been seven aces on the South Course during the Farmers Insurance Open, with the last two holes-in-one coming from the same player; Richy Werenski recorded an ace at No. 8 during the 2020 final round and No. 3 in the first round of 2021. Out of the 24 holes-in-one at the event, Werenski marks the only player with multiple aces.

Key Players

Jon Rahm

  • No. 22 FedExCup
  • No. 1 OWGR
  • 35th week as World No. 1, ranks 12th-most all-time
  • Earned first of six TOUR victories at the event in 2017
  • Won the 2021 U.S. Open on the South Course

Dustin Johnson

  • No. 213 FedExCup
  • No. 4 OWGR
  • Making second start of the 2021-22 season and first of the year
  • Holds one top-10 in nine event starts (T3/2011)
  • Seeks 15th-consecutive season with a win (TOUR-best active streak)

Justin Thomas

  • No. 26 FedExCup
  • No. 6 OWGR
  • Leads the TOUR in Birdie Average at 6.83
  • First appearance in Farmers Insurance Open since 2015
  • Making third tournament start (T10/2014, MC/2015)

Hideki Matsuyama

  • No. 1 FedExCup
  • No. 10 OWGR
  • Making ninth tournament start (best: T3/2019)
  • Lone multiple winner of the 2021-22 Season
  • Has posted a career-best 13 consecutive rounds in the 60s (TOUR-best active streak)

Phil Mickelson

  • No. 167 FedExCup
  • No. 38 OWGR
  • San Diego resident and reigning PGA Championship winner
  • Three-time winner of the event (1993, 2000, 2001)
  • One of three players with 10 or more top-10s in the event (10)

Strength of Field

Top 30 FedExCup21Hideki Matsuyama (1) highest ranked
Top 125 FedExCup87
Top 50 OWGR25John Rahm (1) highest ranked
Top 100 OWGR48
PGA TOUR Winners84Phil Mickelson (45) most
Past Champions9Patrick Reed defending; most recent
FedExCup Champions7Dustin Johnson most recent (2020)
PLAYERS Champions5Justin Thomas most recent (2021)
Major Winners6Phil Mickelson (6) most

Tournament Scoring Records

CategoryValuePlayerYear
Low 18-hole score612 players; most recent: Brandt Snedeker2007 (r1)
Low 36-hole score1293 players; most recent: Justin Rose2019
Low 54-hole score1984 players; most recent: Justin Rose2019
Low 72-hole score2662 players; most recent: Tiger Woods1999
Holes In One24Most Recent: Richy Werenski2021 (r1;#3)
Largest 18 Hole Leads32 players; most recent: Camilo Villegas2009
Largest 36 Hole Lead43 players; most recent: Tiger Woods2008
Largest 54 Hole Lead8Tiger Woods2008
Largest margin of victory8Tiger Woods2008
Best come from behind win8Scott Simpson1998
Playoffs17Most recent: Jason Day def. Alex Noren, Ryan Palmer2018
Wire To Wire Winners3Most Recent: Tommy Bolt1955

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