Jason Day wins the Farmers Open in a four-way play-off at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego.
Jason, along with Harris English, J.B. Holmes and Scott Stallings all finished the Farmers Open on the South Course with totals of -9 under par. A four-way play-off ensued, with Jason grabbing Victory with a par at the second extra hole, the par three 16th;
“It’s an amazing feeling, I’ve been working so hard for this.”
“I was visualizing myself holding the trophy, just like I did at the Match Play. I’m really proud of myself to hang in there and grind it out.”
“My ultimate goal is to get to number one at some point but there are a lot of great golfers in front of me.”
“It’s a good start to the year, just like last year; hopefully I can stay healthy and give it a good run.”
Jason has moved up to No. 4 in the world, just ahead of Adam Scott, and became the highest-ranked Australian for the first time.
Charles Howell 111 finished at -8 under par, tied in fifth place with Alex Prugh.
Charles loves this course, and being in contention again;
“I love the golf course, it’s different than a lot we play in that par’s a good score. The rough is really, really thick. I can’t really think off the top of my head of a regular event, non-major, with thicker rough than this. Par’s a heck of a score.”
“It’s nice to be back in the mix, if you asked me earlier in the week how my game was, I would have said ‘average.’ My scoring hasn’t been very good over the past, let’s call it month.”
“So, I was spending a lot of time this week on my short irons, wedge, putting and etc. But I’ll be honest with you: I was really happy to be back in the mix and feel that again. The last time I won a golf tournament feels like two lifetimes ago. So, I can’t even, I know the date, and then I’m really aging myself.”
The Farmers Open tournament honored Billy Casper, who died on Saturday night, there was a picture of him on the first tee and also flowers. Billy grew up in San Diego. Tributes poured in, including one from Arnold Palmer, who lost a big lead and the 1966 U.S. Open at Olympic Club.
Billy staged one of the greatest comebacks in golf history by erasing a seven-stroke deficit on the final nine holes to tie Arnold Palmer, then prevailed in an 18-hole playoff to win.
Arnie had this to say;
“He was a better player than most people gave him credit for being and is going to be sorely missed in the golf world.”