Tiger Woods Brings in the Big Crowds and Shoots 72
Woods is appearing in his first PGA Tour event in a year. He has been sidelined by his fourth back surgery, but managed to hit an even-par 72 in the opening round. He trails Tony Finau by seven shots
The $6.9 million Farmers Insurance Open is a 72-hole tournament which continues through Sunday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif. and features 156 professional golfers vying for a winner’s prize of $1,242,000 and 500 FedExCup points.
Finau birdied his opening two holes and he wound up with nine birdies, the last one from 35 feet to take the lead. He has a one-shot lead over Ted Potter Jr. and Ryan Palmer who shot six under in round one.
“It played a lot tougher than it did in the past,” Finau said. “I think it’s just a credit to my start. From there I was just able to let the golf course come to me”.