Watch Tigers Woods & Company at the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines
It’s time once again for that legendary San Diego-area portion of the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing: the Farmers Insurance Open, held as it has been since 1968 on the hallowed Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla.
We’ve still got room here at the Sofia (a showstopper among downtown San Diego hotels) for this week’s fairway action, so enjoy our well-appointed accommodations alongside the competition at Torrey Pines!
The 2018 Farmers Insurance Open
This year’s edition of the Farmers Insurance Open takes place Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28.
As always, an elite field of golfers will be squaring off at Torrey Pines, from Australian star Jason Day to last year’s Farmers Insurance Open winner Jon Rahm of Spain. Plenty of competitors with San Diego-area connections are part of the proceedings, including the legendary Phil Mickelson and four-time PGA Tour winner Charley Hoffman as well as Michael Kim, J.J. Spaun, Xander Schaufell, and others.
Naturally, though, all eyes are going to be upon another native Southern Californian and the man who’s triumphed here at the Open more times than any other: a certain Tiger Woods. Woods first won in 1999 when he scored 266 (tying the tournament’s record with George Burns), and he came out on top another six times after that, most recently in 2013. Torrey Pines also marks the site of his last major championship win to date: the 2008 U.S. Open, his third victory in that tournament.
Easily one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, Woods has struggled on tour in recent years and comes to Torrey Pines ranked 647th; at the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open, he wrestled with a back issue and failed to make the cut. As a recent USA Today preview of his Farmers Insurance Open appearance notes, though, a strong performance at December’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas has many speculating Woods has a genuine shot at a high-profile comeback this year.
Take in the Torrey Pines Drama With a Stay at the Sofia Hotel
As a guest here at the Sofia Hotel, you’re only about a half-hour’s drive from the Torrey Pines Golf Course. So come watch Tiger and the rest of the gang swing it out during the Farmers Insurance Open, and all the while, bask in our downtown San Diego hotels hospitality—we’d love to have you!