Complete coverage of the 2010 US Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 21, 2010, 7:59 am
U.S. Open Pebble Beach flags

June 20, 2010
Tiger, Lefty and Ernie can’t make Open charge
Mell: Coming Up Empty
Hoggard: Last Man Standing
Mistakes dash U.S. Open hopes of Big 3
McDowell holds on, wins U.S. Open
Havret takes the long road to U.S. Open success
Herman misses chance for low round
Shag Bag: The silver lining
Johnson’s horrific day opens door for others
Watson says farewell to Open at Pebble Beach
Shag Bag: Smiles have disappeared
Tiger Tracks: Woods flirting with wrong numbers
Shag Bag: The Harmon circle
Tiger Tracks: Tiger's best comebacks remembered
Shag Bag: Keeping an eye on Watson
Shag Bag: Mickelson and Palmer? A historic pair?
Shag Bag: Johnson yields to only one other long hitter
Punch Shots: Who will win the 110th U.S. Open?
Tiger Tracks: Woods and those 'awful' greens
Shag Bag: Unfriendly final rounds
TV ratings up 22 percent for third round
Shag Bag: Dustin goes deep

June 19, 2010
Johnson builds 3-shot lead, Woods 5 behind
Pondering Sunday at Pebble
Mickelson falters on moving day
Command Performance
Tiger makes eight birdies, shoots 66 in Round 3
Much of moving day at Open about holding on
Johnson not surprising Woods with his solid play
Tiger goes on early birdie binge at Pebble
USGA’s Fay: Tiger wrong to criticize greens
Pebble Beach's beauty unparalleled

June 18, 2010
Tiger travels in middle of pack at Pebble Beach
Pebble’s tricky 14th hole causing fits at U.S. Open
Japan’s Ishikawa impressive in U.S. Open debut
Shag Bag: McDowell’s Pebble advantage
Shag Bag: McDowell helps those on the cut line
Tiger Tracks: Details of Tiger's business losses
Shag Bag: Watson fighting to prolong his final U.S. Open
Shag Bag: De Jonge starts fast again
Tiger Tracks: The drought's over; Tiger birdies
Woods makes first two birdies at U.S. Open
Another day reveals something more about Tiger

June 17, 2010
Tough opening day all around at Pebble
Amateur's flawless round ruined by quad
Shag Bag: Westwood, caddie keep mood light
Shag Bag: Importance of 1st after Round 1
Woods makes turn at 1 over on tough day at Pebble
Tiger Tracks: Tiger and Ernie getting along fine
Allenby happy playing Open after wrist injury
Cabrera-Bello thrives, others struggle at U.S. Open
Tiger Tracks: It is our business
Coffin: Mickelson Derailed in Round 1
Tiger Tracks: A little help
Shag Bag: Weir excels at the 'toughest third shot' in golf
Shag Bag: Allenby a triple threat at U.S. Open
Shag Bag: Beautiful at Bethpage
U.S. Open is underway under clearing skies
Tiger of old threatens to make U.S. Open appearance

June 16, 2010
Hoggard: For the Man Who Has it All
Shag Bag: High-profile return for Swafford
Relaxed Westwood
Shag Bag: 'Just another tournament’ for Compton
Pebble now an intimate meeting of land and sea
Shag Bag: The cat is out of the bag
Shag Bag: The innocence of youth
Shag Bag: Giant slayer shares U.S. Open memories
Pebble’s 17th defined by Nicklaus, Watson
Hoggard: Erin Go Open
Shag Bag: Mickelson's geared-down game plan
Tiger Tracks: A quick nine
Under the radar, Glover goes for another U.S. Open

June 15, 2010
Shag Bag: Weathermen
Perseverance pays off for Stanford grad
Mell: Mickelson spectacular in success, failure
Els' streak reaches 18
Tryon eager to make comeback starting at US Open
Tiger says game is progressing
Tiger Tracks: Woods ‘excited’ about game
Rich Lerner: Hooks and Cuts
Westwood seeks major breakthrough
Shag Bag: Night and day at Pebble
Tiger Tracks: Tiger done after a dozen
Shag Bag: Oh, Ricky
Tiger Tracks: Early start for Woods
Picturesque Pebble can be a rocky road

June 14, 2010

Teenager gets one-day caddie thrill at Pebble
Mell: Demoralizer to Demoralizing
Top 10 Pebble Beach Moments
Shag Bag: Mickelson doesn't have to win to be new No. 1
Pebble Beach has short history of great champions
A Different Animal

June 13, 2010
Shag Bag: Pebble forecast: Tough as always for a U.S. Open

June 12, 2010
Tiger tales: Memories of majors’ biggest win ever
Shag Bag: Pebble on my mind
Johnson impresses with great power, little fanfare
A look at past U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach

June 11, 2010
Woods grouped with Westwood, Els to start U.S. Open
Shag Bag: Prepping for a major
Shag Bag: Fun with U.S. Open groupings

June 9, 2010
Gretzky, Wahlberg struggle at U.S. Open Challenge
Junior Golf: Top juniors fail to make U.S. Open

June 8, 2010
Punch Shots: Is Pebble Beach the best U.S. Open venue?
Shag Bag: Oddsmaker: Mickelson should be U.S. Open favorite
U.S. Open without Rose raises questions
John Hawkins: Nine for the Open
Shag Bag: Compton finds answers
Shag Bag: The wonder of U.S. Open qualifying
U.S. Open sectional qualifying results

June 7, 2010
Hoggard: The Old Fashioned Way
Love, Lehman in U.S. Open; Rose, Fowler out
Shag Bag: Rickie the rock star
Shag Bag: Fowler's quest for U.S. Open bid
Romo withdraws from U.S. Open qualifying

June 5, 2010
USGA may adjust Open qualifier

June 2, 2010
Singh accepts special exemption into 2010 U.S. Open
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Woods favored to miss Farmers Insurance Open cut

By Will GrayJanuary 24, 2018, 1:54 am

If the Las Vegas bookmakers are to be believed, folks in the San Diego area hoping to see Tiger Woods this week might want to head to Torrey Pines early.

Woods is making his first competitive start of the year this week at the Farmers Insurance Open, and it will be his first official start on the PGA Tour since last year's event. He missed nearly all of 2017 because of a back injury before returning with a T-9 finish last month at the Hero World Challenge.

But the South Course at Torrey Pines is a far different test than Albany, and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook lists Woods as a -180 favorite to miss the 36-hole cut. It means bettors must wager $180 to win $100, while his +150 odds to make the cut mean a bettor can win $150 with a $100 wager.

Woods is listed at 25/1 to win. He won the tournament for the seventh time in 2013, but in three appearances since he has missed the 36-hole cut, missed the 54-hole cut and withdrawn after 12 holes.

Here's a look at the various Woods-related prop bets available at the Westgate:

Will Woods make the 36-hole cut? Yes +150, No -180

Lowest single-round score (both courses par 72): Over/Under 70

Highest single-round score: Over/Under 74.5

Will Woods finish inside the top 10? Yes +350, No -450

Will Woods finish inside the top 20? Yes +170, No -200

Will Woods withdraw during the tournament? Yes +650, No -1000

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Monahan buoyed by Tour's sponsor agreements

By Rex HoggardJanuary 24, 2018, 12:27 am

SAN DIEGO – Farmers Insurance announced on Tuesday at Torrey Pines a seven-year extension of the company’s sponsorship of the Southern California PGA Tour event. This comes on the heels of Sony extending its sponsorship of the year’s first full-field event in Hawaii through 2022.

Although these might seem to be relatively predictable moves, considering the drastic makeover of the Tour schedule that will begin with the 2018-19 season, it is a telling sign of the confidence corporations have in professional golf.

“It’s a compliment to our players and the value that the sponsors are achieving,” Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said.

Monahan said that before 2014 there were no 10-year title sponsorship agreements in place. Now there are seven events sponsored for 10-years, and another five tournaments that have agreements in place of at least seven years.

“What it means is, it gives organizations like the Century Club [which hosts this week’s Farmers Insurance Open], when you have that level of stability on a long-term basis that allows you to invest in your product, to grow interest and to grow the impact of it,” Monahan said. “You experienced what this was like in 2010 or seen other tournaments that you don’t know what the future is.S o to go out and sell and inspire a community and you can’t state that we have a long-term agreement it’s more difficult.”

Events like this year’s Houston Open, Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and The National all currently don’t have title sponsors – although officials at Colonial are confident they can piece together a sponsorship package. But even that is encouraging to Monahan considering the uncertainty surrounding next season’s schedule, which will include the PGA Championship moving to May and The Players to March as well as a pre-Labor Day finish to the season.

“When you look back historically to any given year [the number of events needing sponsors] is lower than the typical average,” Monahan said. “As we start looking to a new schedule next year, you get excited about a great schedule with a great group of partners.”

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Day WDs from Farmers pro-am because of sore back

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 24, 2018, 12:07 am

SAN DIEGO – Jason Day has withdrawn from the Wednesday pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open, citing a sore back.

Day, the 2015 champion, played a practice round with Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau on Tuesday at Torrey Pines, and he is still expected to play in the tournament.

Day was replaced in the pro-am by Whee Kim. 

Making his first start since the Australian Open in November, Day is scheduled to tee off at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday alongside Jon Rahm and Brandt Snedeker.

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Farmers inks 7-year extension through 2026

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 24, 2018, 12:04 am

SAN DIEGO – Farmers Insurance has signed a seven-year extension to serve as the title sponsor for the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines, it was announced Tuesday. The deal will run through 2026.

“Farmers Insurance has been incredibly supportive of the tournament and the Century Club’s charitable initiatives since first committing to become the title sponsor in 2010,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said.

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“We are extremely grateful for the strong support of Farmers and its active role as title sponsor, and we are excited by the commitment Farmers has made to continue sponsorship of the Farmers Insurance Open for an additional seven years.

In partnership with Farmers, the Century Club – the tournament’s host organization – has contributed more than $20 million to deserving organizations benefiting at-risk youth since 2010.