This year’s Farmers Insurance Open is right around the corner, and as always there’s plenty of anticipation for this much-loved kickoff to the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing.
Among the storylines this time around? None bigger than Tiger Woods’ return to the Tour for the first time since 2015. He’ll be taking to the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course, the Farmers Insurance Open’s home since the 1960s, to see whether or not he can win the tournament for an eighth time—and regain some of his former glory on the green.
Quite the Roster—As Usual
No other golfer’s as decorated here than Woods, who last triumphed at Torrey Pines in 2013 (and last competed in 2015, when he had to withdraw because of an injured back). His closest contender is San Diego’s own Phil Mickelson, the only other player to have won the Farmers Insurance Open more than twice.
Mickelson (who won in 1993, 2000, and 2001) is among a slew of other high-profile golfers competing this year—including the number-one in the world, Jason Day, who himself came out on top at the Open two years ago, and rising star Hideki Matsuyama, who had a truly stellar 2016.
The last time Tiger Woods was seen on the PGA Tour was back during the 2015 Wyndham Championship. He’s faced a steep road trying to reassert his dominance over the sport that made him a superstar, particularly since undergoing back surgery in 2015.
Torrey Pines Delights
If you’re a golf fan, it’s truly a blast attending the Farmers Insurance Open: for the quality of shotmaking, sure, but also because of the splendor and atmosphere of Torrey Pines. From the SERVPRO Fan Village and the Michelob ULTRA 19th Hole zone to the decked-out golf expo, you’ve got plenty to explore during lulls out on the fairways.
Visit Us for the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open
The Sofia Hotel makes convenient accommodations for the Farmers Insurance Open, given we’re an easy drive from La Jolla. Take in the action at Torrey Pines, then enjoy top-caliber luxury in downtown San Diego at our historic hotel!