The PGA Tour continues its West Coast Swing with the 2022 Famers Insurance Open at the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course just north of San Diego, CA. Players will split time over the first two days between the South and North Course before playing the final 36 holes at the South Course over the weekend. Tournament play begins a day earlier on Wednesday, January 26th, and concludes on Saturday, January 29th. That said, let’s take a look at our Golf Betting analysis for the Farmers Insurance Open event along with their PGA Tour odds.
Golf Betting Preview for the Farmers Insurance Open Tournament
Patrick Reed picked up his ninth PGA Tour victory last year, shooting a 14-under and beating a handful of players by five strokes. The margin of victory was Reed’s largest of his career and his fourth-straight season with a win. Reed shared the lead after the opening round and closed out the tournament with a 4-under, 68 on Sunday.
The winner of the Farmers Insurance Open receives 500 FedEx Cup points. The tournament purse is $8.4 million of the total $1.512 million going to the winner.
About the Golf Courses
Torrey Pines Golf Course is a 36-hole municipal golf facility that is owned and operated by the City of San Diego. The facility opened in 1957 and sits along the cliffs with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The South Course has hosted a pair of U.S. Opens in 2008 and 2021.
Both the North and South Courses were originally designed by William F. Bell. The South Course was redesigned by Rees Jones in 2001, while the North Course underwent a redesign by Tom Weiskopf in 2016. Both courses play as par-72s, while the North Course stretches 7.258 yards and the South Course 7,765 yards.
Six of the top 10 golfers in the world descend on Southern Cal this week. Jon Rahm, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, returns to one of his favorite tracks looking to continue his historical trend of dominance at Torrey.
Other players inside the top 10 set to tee it up include Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Xander Shauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, and Hideki Matsuyama. Matsuyama currently leads the FedEx Cup after securing a pair of victories already this season.
There is no shortage of firepower outside the top 10, with Brooks Koepka, Jordan Speith, Billy Horschel, Jason Day, and Justin Rose in the field. Reigning PGA Championship winner and long-time San Diego resident Phil Mickelson returns to action after hosting last week’s American Express.
Farmers Insurance Open Betting Favorites
Rahm (+750) is again the betting favorite after being the favored player for the American Express last week. Rahm has had a history of success at Torrey Pines, winning this tournament in 2017, runner-up in 2020, a T7 last season, and winning the U.S. Open at Torrey later in the summer.
Thomas (+1200), Schauffele (+1600), Matsuyama (+2000), Johnson (+2000), and DeChambeau (+2000) round out the top players. Thomas already has a solo third and a pair of T5’s in tournaments played this year. Johnson returns to the course for the first time since a T45 at THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT in mid-October.
If you are looking past the chalk, the defending champion Reed can be had at +5000. California native Max Homa (+7000) can’t be ignored, with a T9 and T18 in his last two starts at the Famers.
Francesco Molinari is another darkhorse at +7500 a T6 last weekend and T13 at the U.S. Open. Hudson Swafford (+12500) aims for his second victory in a row after nabbing his third PGA Tour victory last weekend.
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