After a few weeks of birdie fests in Hawaii and California, the PGA Tour will get a stern test at Torrey Pines. That’s right: the same Torrey Pines where Tiger Woods has won eight times in his career. You know what time it is.
Here’s everything you need to know from a betting and DFS perspective for the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open, including four guys with enticing odds to win the tournament, a slew of underpriced players in DFS, and a Tiger prop pick!
The Course: Torrey Pines
Torrey Pines South — a difficult 7,628-yard Par 72 course — hosts three of the four rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open, including the two most important rounds after the 36-hole cut. Each golfer will want to make the best of their one round on Torrey Pines North, which typically plays much easier than the South course.
I backtested all metrics found within our PGA Models at FantasyLabs. See here for the data, but the main takeaway is that birdies will be much harder to come by than they were last week. Of note, both Long-Term and Recent Greens in Regulation (GIR) and Driving Distance, as well as Recent Adjusted Round Score, Scrambling, and Birdie Average all hold some value. — Kelly McCann