Farmers Insurance Open
|Location||La Jolla, California, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Torrey Pines Golf Course|
|Par||72 - (both courses)|
7,569 yd (6,921 m) - South
6,874 yd (6,286 m) - North
|Tournament record score|
266 George Burns (1987)
266 Tiger Woods (1999)
−22 George Burns (1987)
−22 Tiger Woods (1999)
The tournament was noted for having singer-actor The Century Club of San Diego.
Although the San Diego Open began in 1952, the PGA Tour recognizes two earlier events of the same name: Leo Diegel won both events, in 1927 and 1929.
- Course history 1
- Winners 2
- Multiple winners 3
- Records and trivia 4
- References 5
- External links 6
The tournament was played at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista in 1952 and 1953, then moved in 1954 to Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, which had hosted the Crosby Pro-Am prior to World War II. The event was played at Mission Valley Country Club in San Diego in 1955 for one year, then went to Singing Hills Country Club in El Cajon in 1956. The tournament returned to Mission Valley C.C. in 1957 where it stayed through 1963. Mission Valley changed its name to Stardust Country Club in 1962 (and now is known as Riverwalk Golf Club). After one year in 1964 at Rancho Bernardo Country Club (now Rancho Bernardo Inn) in San Diego, it returned to Stardust C.C. for three years, through 1967.
In 1968, the event began its present relationship with Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, a 36-hole public facility owned by the City of San Diego. In the current tournament set-up, players split the first 36 holes between the North and South Courses, then play the final 36 holes on the South Course. In 2008, the South Course hosted the U.S. Open, won by Tiger Woods in a playoff.
|Year||Player||Country||Score||To par||1st prize ($)||Purse ($)|
|Farmers Insurance Open|
|2014||Scott Stallings||United States||279||−9||1,098,000||6,100,000|
|2013||Tiger Woods (7)||United States||274||−14||1,098,000||6,100,000|
|2012||Brandt Snedeker||United States||272||−16||1,080,000||6,000,000|
|2011||Bubba Watson||United States||272||−16||1,044,000||5,800,000|
|2010||Ben Crane||United States||275||−13||954,000||5,300,000|
|2009||Nick Watney||United States||277||−11||954,000||5,300,000|
|2008||Tiger Woods (6)||United States||269||−19||936,000||5,200,000|
|2007||Tiger Woods (5)||United States||273||−15||936,000||5,200,000|
|2006||Tiger Woods (4)||United States||278||−10||918,000||5,100,000|
|2005||Tiger Woods (3)||United States||272||−16||864,000||4,800,000|
|2004||John Daly||United States||278||−10||864,000||4,800,000|
|2003||Tiger Woods (2)||United States||272||−16||810,000||4,500,000|
|2002||José María Olazábal||Spain||275||−13||648,000||3,600,000|
|2001||Phil Mickelson (3)||United States||269||−19||630,000||3,500,000|
|2000||Phil Mickelson (2)||United States||270||−18||540,000||3,000,000|
|1999||Tiger Woods||United States||266||−22||486,000||2,700,000|
|1998||Scott Simpson||United States||204*||−12||378,000||2,100,000|
|1997||Mark O'Meara||United States||275||−13||270,000||1,500,000|
|1996||Davis Love III||United States||269||−19||216,000||1,200,000|
|Buick Invitational of California|
|1995||Peter Jacobsen||United States||269||−19||216,000||1,200,000|
|1994||Craig Stadler||United States||268||−20||198,000||1,100,000|
|1993||Phil Mickelson||United States||278||−10||180,000||1,000,000|
|1992||Steve Pate (2)||United States||200*||−16||180,000||1,000,000|
|Shearson Lehman Brothers Open|
|1991||Jay Don Blake||United States||268||−20||180,000||1,000,000|
|Shearson Lehman Hutton Open|
|1990||Dan Forsman||United States||275||−13||162,000||900,000|
|1989||Greg Twiggs||United States||271||−17||126,000||700,000|
|Shearson Lehman Hutton Andy Williams Open|
|1988||Steve Pate||United States||269||−19||117,000||650,000|
|Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open|
|1987||George Burns||United States||266||−22||90,000||500,000|
|1986||Bob Tway||United States||204*||−12||81,000||450,000|
|Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open|
|1985||Woody Blackburn||United States||269||−19||72,000||400,000|
|1984||Gary Koch||United States||272||−16||72,000||400,000|
|1983||Gary Hallberg||United States||271||−17||54,000||300,000|
|Wickes-Andy Williams San Diego Open|
|1982||Johnny Miller||United States||270||−18||54,000||300,000|
|1981||Bruce Lietzke||United States||278||−10||45,000||250,000|
|Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational|
|1980||Tom Watson (2)||United States||275||−13||45,000||250,000|
|1979||Fuzzy Zoeller||United States||282||−6||45,000||250,000|
|1978||Jay Haas||United States||278||−10||40,000||200,000|
|1977||Tom Watson||United States||269||−19||36,000||180,000|
|1976||J. C. Snead (2)||United States||272||−16||36,000||180,000|
|1975||J. C. Snead||United States||279||−9||34,000||170,000|
|1974||Bobby Nichols||United States||275||−13||34,000||170,000|
|1973||Bob Dickson||United States||278||−10||34,000||170,000|
|1972||Paul Harney||United States||275||−13||30,000||150,000|
|1971||George Archer||United States||272||−16||30,000||150,000|
|1970||Pete Brown||United States||275||−13||30,000||150,000|
|1969||Jack Nicklaus||United States||284||−4||30,000||150,000|
|1968||Tom Weiskopf||United States||273||−15||30,000||150,000|
|San Diego Open Invitational|
|1967||Bob Goalby||United States||269||−15||13,200||71,000|
|1966||Billy Casper||United States||268||−16||5,800||45,000|
|1965||Wes Ellis||United States||267||−17||4,850||39,000|
|1964||Art Wall, Jr.||United States||274||−6||4,300||30,000|
|1963||Gary Player||South Africa||270||−14||3,500||25,000|
|1962||Tommy Jacobs||United States||277||−7||3,500||25,000|
|1961||Arnold Palmer (2)||United States||271||−13||2,800||22,500|
|1960||Mike Souchak||United States||269||−19||2,800||22,500|
|1959||Marty Furgol||United States||274||−14||2,800||20,000|
|1958||No tournament - moved from November to January|
|1957||Arnold Palmer||United States||271||−17||2,400||15,000|
|Convair-San Diego Open|
|1956||Bob Rosburg||United States||270||−18||2,400||15,000|
|1955||Tommy Bolt (2)||United States||274||−14||2,400||15,000|
|San Diego Open|
|1954||Gene Littler (a)||United States||274||−14||2,400||15,000|
|1953||Tommy Bolt||United States||274||−14||2,000||10,000|
|1952||Ted Kroll||United States||276||−12||2,000||10,000|
- (a) - amateur
- * rain-shortened to 54 holes
- ^ scheduled 54 holes
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Through 2014, seven players have won this tournament more than once:
- Tiger Woods: 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013
- Phil Mickelson: 1993, 2000, 2001
- 2 wins
Records and trivia
- Tournament course record:
- Tiger Woods is the only seven-time winner of the tournament, and Phil Mickelson the only other to win more than twice.
- Hall of Famer and San Diego native Gene Littler is the only amateur winner, achieving the feat in 1954, and awarded a five-piece tea set. Subsequently as a professional, Littler was a runner-up three times (1969, 1974, 1978).
- A memorable year in the tournament's history was 1982, when Johnny Miller outdueled Jack Nicklaus to win by one stroke.
- Tiger Woods (2005–08) won four straight years, then won the 2008 U.S. Open on the South Course in June.
Heavyweight boxer Joe Louis was invited to play in the San Diego Open in 1952 on a sponsor's exemption;
- Louis became the first African American ever to play in this PGA Tour event.
- Media Guide Book p. 20
- "Farmers Insurance to sponsor San Diego Tour event". PGA Tour. January 18, 2010. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- Farmers Insurance Open - Winners - at www.pgatour.com
- PGA Tour 2007 Official Guide - January 2007, pages 1-5, 3-10,11, 11-5.
- 2009 Buick Invitational Media Guide - Tournament History - at www.buickinvitational.com
- "Littler beats pros, wins San Diego".
- "Miller wins by 1 over on-rushing Nicklaus".
- Myers, Bob (January 17, 1952). "Joe Louis among 132 starters in San Diego golf".
- Official website
- Coverage on the PGA Tour's official site