It took 78 holes for Jason day to win the Farmers Insurance Open and claim his 11th PGA tour win.
Day claimed the victory with an 18 inch putt on the 6th playoff hole at Torrey Pines early Monday morning. The playoff had begun the day before when Day, Alex Noren and Ryan Palmer where all tied after 72 holes.
The trio all made there way to the par 5 18th and with Ryan Palmer only managing a par and both Day and Noren both hitting birdies Palmer was out of contention.
With Alex Noren trying for his first ever PGA tour victory and Jason Day trying to put a very poor 2017 behind him, the tournament really was a hard one to call with both players matching each other birdie, birdie, par, par and birdie.
As darkness was falling and with the two players unable to be separated, play had to be called of until the next day where both men would return to decide who would be The Farmers Insurance Champion.
Having both got off the tee successfully on the 6th play off hole (The longest in its 67 year history) Noren decided to get a little aggressive with his second shot landing short of the green and rolling into the pond that guards the green thus giving Day the perfect opportunity to set him self up for a stunning approach into the green finishing with an easy putt for birdie and with Alex Noren only able to make a bogey meant Day would claim his 11th PGA tour win.
Also playing in the tournament was a certain Mr Tiger Woods making his second appearance since his major lay off and I’m pleased to say he more then held his own. Yes granted he tied his all time record for fewest fairways hit off the tee hitting just 17 in all four rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open.
There was certainly signs of the old Tiger Woods making a come back in and around the greens especially. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying he’s ever going to be the Tiger that used to rule the world of golf but I think he is going to have a pretty good go.
After his impressive rounds of 72-71-70 and 72 at the farmers insurance Tiger Woods finished tied 23rd helping the former world number 1 and 14 times major champion climb 108 places in the PGA rankings to world number 539th I’m feeling very positive after this tournament said Tiger in his interview after his final round and so he should.