The Farmers Insurance Open ended in a three-way tie at the top, Jason Day, Australia, Alex Noren, Sweden, and Ryan Palmer, USA , all with -10 under par totals at Torrey Pines Golf Course, in California.
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Jason carded a final round -2 under par 70, Alex +1 over 73, and Ryan even par 72, to tie for the Farmers Insurance Open top spot at -10 under par.
A three-way sudden death play-off started on the par five 18th, Ryan was eliminated with a par there, against the birdies of Jason and Alex.
Jason and Alex birdied again second time around. The next two play-off holes, 16 and 17 and were all halved with pars, and the 18th, the fifth play-off hole was halved with birdies.
By this time the darkness had descended, and the players will have to return tomorrow morning to settle the issue.
“It’s too dark. I could barely see the last putt, but it’s very enjoyable.”
“This is what I play for. I’m excited.”
Jason too mention the lack of light, not being able to see his ball on the green from the fairway, turning to his caddie;
“I can’t see it.”
“I’ll play all day tomorrow if I need to, to get the win.”
They will start again tomorrow at the par five 18th, and if recent play-off history is any indicator, it could go on for some time.
Defending champion Jon Rahm, Spain, fell away, carding a disastrous last round +5 over par 77, for a -2 under total. Tiger Woods finished in a tie for 23rd place, at -3 under par.