US Open sectional qualifying results

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 1, 2009, 4:00 pm
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2009 U.S. OpenThe 109th U.S. Open will take place on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park June 18-21 in Farmingdale, N.Y. Tiger Woods will be defending the title he won a year ago, in over 91 holes at Torrey Pines. A record 9,086 golfers had their entries accepted and are vying for a spot in the second major of the year. Below are the 2009 sectional qualifying results.
 
A = Alternate (a) = Amateur

 
6/8/08 Columbus, Ohio
 
George McNeill Fort Myers, Fla. 65-67-132
(a) Kyle Stanley Gig Harbor, Wash. 62-70-132
Bo Van Pelt Tulsa, Okla. 65-68-133
Charl Schwartzel South Africa 65-68-133
James Kamte South Africa 68-65-133
Lucas Glover Greenville, S.C. 63-70-133
J B Holmes Campbellsville, Ky. 68-66-134
Ryan Moore Spanaway, Wash. 70-64-134
Tom Lehman Scottsdale, Ariz. 67-67-134
Ben Crane Beaverton, Ore. 67-68-135
Craig Bowden Bloomington, Ind. 66-69-135
David Duval Cherry Hills Vlg, Colo. 66-69-135
John Mallinger Long Beach, Calif. 70-65-135
Matthew Bettencourt Greenville, S.C. 71-64-135
Richard Barnes Phoenix, Ariz. 66-69-135
(a) Rickie Fowler Murrieta, Calif. 70-65-135
James Nitties Australia 66-70-136

 
Failed To Qualify
A - John Senden Australia 71-65-136
A - Dean Wilson Kaneohe, Hawaii 69-67-136
Brett Quigley Barrington, R.I. 68-68-136
Chris Dimarco Orlando, Fla. 68-68-136
Fredrik Jacobson Sweden 67-69-136
John Rollins Colleyville, Texas 66-70-136
Matthew Donovan Pittsfield, Mass. 70-66-136
Steve Marino Tequesta, Fla. 68-68-136
Aaron Baddeley Australia 67-70-137
Kevin Streelman Scottsdale, Ariz. 66-71-137
(a) Cory Whitsett Houston, Texas 67-70-137
Mark Wilson Chicago, Ill. 68-69-137
Daniel Chopra Sweden 70-68-138
Graham Delaet Boise, Idaho 67-71-138
Charley Hoffman Las Vegas, Nev. 69-69-138
Charles Howell Orlando, Fla. 71-67-138
Spencer Levin Elk Grove, Calif. 69-69-138
Davis Love III Sea Island, Ga. 69-69-138
(a) Jack Newman Des Moines, Iowa 68-70-138
Jeff Overton Evansville, Ind. 70-68-138
Chez Reavie Scottsdale, Ariz. 69-69-138
(a) Patrick Reed Augusta, Ga. 69-69-138
Webb Simpson Raleigh, N.C. 71-67-138
Rod Spittle Dublin, Ohio 65-73-138
Marc Turnesa Rockville Centre, N.Y. 68-70-138
David McKenzie Australia 68-71-139
Charles Warren Greenville, S.C. 70-69-139
(a) Mark Anderson Beaufort, S.C. 71-69-140
Jason Dufner Auburn, Ala. 68-72-140
Lee Janzen Orlando, Fla. 68-72-140
Jakobus Roos South Africa 72-68-140
(a) Conrad Shindler College Station, Texas 70-70-140
Mathew Blair Rolling Prairie, Ind. 69-72-141
Brian Cooper Pittsburgh, Pa. 71-70-141
Charlie Delsman Colgate, Wis. 71-70-141
Todd Fischer Pleasanton, Calif. 71-70-141
Steve Flesch Union, Ky. 71-70-141
Aaron Goldberg Encinitas, Calif. 70-71-141
William Haas Greenville, S.C. 69-72-141
Justin Hicks Royal Palm Beach, Fla. 67-74-141
Sean McCarty Solon, Iowa 69-72-141
Kevin Na Las Vegas, Nev. 68-73-141
Jose Maria Olazabal Spain 70-71-141
Tom Pernice Jr Scottsdale, Ariz. 68-73-141
(a) Morgan Hoffmann Saddle Brook, N.J. 72-70-142
Creighton Honeck Austin, Texas 74-68-142
Danny Lee New Zealand 69-73-142
Joel Skarbo Seattle, Wash. 70-72-142
Johnson Wagner Charlotte, N.C. 73-69-142
Matt Hill Canada 73-70-143
Thomas Aiken South Africa 73-70-143
Jonathan Byrd Sea Island, Ga. 72-71-143
Jason Dillard Birmingham, Ala. 66-77-143
(a) Martin Jeppesen (a) Ann Arbor, Mich. 72-72-144
Chris Kamin Phoenix, Ariz. 69-74-143
Cliff Kresge Heathrow, Fla. 69-74-143
(a) Reinier Saxton Netherlands 72-71-143
Robert Sowards Dublin, Ohio 71-72-143
(a) John Chin Temecula, Calif. 73-71-144
Stephen Gangluff Marysville, Ohio 72-72-144
Brendon Todd Atlanta, Ga. 71-73-144
Tyrone Van Aswegen South Africa 75-69-144
(a) Aaron Peterson Ann Arbor, Mich. 75-70-145
Bryan Decorso Windermere, Fla. 70-75-145
Oscar Fraustro Mexico 74-71-145
Peter Lonard Australia 76-69-145
Parker McLachlin Waikoloa, Hawaii 72-73-145
Matthew Thomas Buffalo, N.Y. 71-74-145
Kyle Vasel Greenville, Ill. 72-73-145
Terry OBrien Canada 76-71-147
Nicholas Thompson Coral Springs, Fla. 71-76-147
Scott Hend Australia 72-76-148
Jesper Parnevik Sweden 73-75-148
Jordan Holley Boca Raton, Fla. 77-71-148
Robert Gamez Celebration, Fla. 72-77-149
Mike Stone Toledo, Ohio 76-73-149
(a) Andrew Yun Tacoma, Wash. 76-73-149
Chris Dieble Knoxville, Tenn. 72-78-150
(a) Brendan Gielow Muskegon, Mich. 74-76-150
Vincent Johnson Portland, Ore. 77-73-150
John Koskinen Baraga, Mich. 70-80-150
David Merkow Hartland, Wis. 75-75-150
David Patronik Erie, Pa. 76-74-150
(a) Tommy Ellison Bethany Beach, Del. 73-78-151
Brandon Askew Scottsdale, Ariz. 78-73-151
Dwayne Randall Findley Lake, N.Y. 74-78-152
Christopher Robertson Rittman, Ohio 81-71-152
Michael Veres Logan, W. Va. 76-76-152
John Paul Brown Whittier, Calif. 71-82-153
Tim Kunick Bismarck, N.D. 81-75-156
Danny Buell San Carlos, Calif. 73-85-158
Steve Lowery Birmingham, Ala. 69-WD
Robert Garrigus Phoenix, Ariz. 72-WD
Mathew Goggin Australia 72-WD
Joe Ogilvie Austin, Texas 72-WD
Nick O'Hern Australia 73-WD
Ewan Porter Australia 73-WD
Ted Purdy Phoenix, Ariz. 74-WD
Michael Ruiz Las Vegas, Nev. 74-WD
Richard Sterne South Africa 75-WD
Woody Austin Derby, Kan. 76-WD
Casey DeVoll Arlington, Texas 76-WD
Christopher Galeski Encinitas, Calif. 86-WD

 
6/8/08 Memphis, Tenn.
 
Peter Tomasulo Long Beach, Calif. 64-69-133
Darron Stiles Pinehurst, N.C. 69-65-134
Matthew Jones Australia 70-65-135
Scott Gutschewski Omaha, Neb. 71-64-135
Chris Stroud Houston, Texas 66-70-136
Casey Wittenberg Memphis, Tenn. 68-68-136
J J Henry Fort Worth, Texas 66-70-136
Cameron Beckman San Antonio, Texas 69-67-136
Colby Beckstrom Muskegon, Mich. 70-66-136
Ryan Blaum Coral Gables, Fla. 69-68-137
J P Hayes El Paso, Texas 69-68-137
Martin Laird Scotland 67-70-137

 
Failed To Qualify
A - Marc Leishman Australia 74-64-138
A - Paul Goydos Coto De Caza, Calif. 67-71-138
Greg Kraft Belleair, Fla. 67-71-138
Wil Collins Rapid City, S.D. 69-69-138
James Driscoll Boston, Mass. 73-65-138
Joe Durant Pensacola, Fla. 69-69-138
Will Mackenzie Jupiter, Fla. 70-69-139
Rich Morris Fayetteville, Ark. 72-67-139
Scott Sterling Baton Rouge, La. 67-72-139
Andrew Dresser Dallas, Texas 68-72-140
(a) Dustin Garza Mission, Texas 68-72-140
Jason Gore Valencia, Calif. 69-71-140
(a) Danny Green Jackson, Tenn. 68-72-140
Jarrod Lyle Australia 71-69-140
Bryce Molder Scottsdale, Ariz. 70-70-140
Jerry Richardson Jr Burlington, N.C. 69-71-140
David Robinson Sandersville, Ga. 71-69-140
Patrick Sheehan Warwick, R.I. 73-67-140
Bob Estes Austin, Texas 72-69-141
Brian Gay Windermere, Fla. 71-70-141
Ryan Hietala Boise, Idaho 67-74-141
(a) Tim Jackson Germantown, Tenn. 68-73-141
Frank Lickliter II Ponte Vedra Bch, Fla. 69-72-141
Aron Price Australia 69-72-141
Rick Price Jupiter, Fla. 67-74-141
Vaughn Taylor Augusta, Ga. 68-73-141
Ryan Vermeer Lawrence, Kan. 68-73-141
Matt Hendrix Greenville, S.C. 72-70-142
(a) Billy Horschel Gainesville, Fla. 72-70-142
Kent Jones Albuquerque, N.M. 70-72-142
Tim Petrovic Austin, Texas 73-69-142
Iain Steel Malaysia 70-72-142
Kirk Triplett Scottsdale, Ariz. 74-68-142
John Daly Memphis, Tenn. 73-70-143
Tony Parrish North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 70-73-143
(a) Packard DeWitt Germantown, Tenn. 72-71-143
Richard Pride Windermere, Fla. 72-71-143
Mario Tiziani Shorewood, Minn. 72-71-143
Emmett Turner Augusta, Ga. 68-75-143
Glen Day Little Rock, Ark. 73-71-144
Harrison Frazar Dallas, Texas 75-69-144
David Mathis Morrisville, N.C. 71-73-144
(a) Connor McHenry Jefferson City, Mo. 74-70-144
Alex Cejka Las Vegas, Nev. 72-73-145
Cody Hale Tullahoma, Tenn. 73-72-145
Jeff Maggert Houston, Texas 71-74-145
Tom Shaw Franklin, Tenn. 71-74-145
Daniel Woltman 72-74-146
Brad Adamonis Cumberland, R.I. 73-73-146
Tommy Gainey Bishopville, S.C. 70-76-146
Adam Meyer Waco, Texas 75-71-146
(a) Michael Quagliano White Plains, N.Y. 70-76-146
(a) Jordan Blann Bowling Green, Ky. 72-75-147
(a) Cameron Peck Olympia, Wash. 71-76-147
(a) Jackson Beindorf Vero Beach, Fla. 72-76-148
(a) Freddie Janneck Madison, Miss. 73-75-148
Bill Lunde Las Vegas, Nev. 74-74-148
Roland Thatcher The Woodlands, Texas 77-71-148
Kevin Triefenbach Freeburg, Ill. 70-78-148
Troy Matteson Buford, Ga. 71-78-149
(a) Adam Mitchell Chattanooga, Tenn. 76-73-149
Michael Wendling Oklahoma City, Okla. 76-74-150
Garrett Jones 72-79-151
Jeff Burns San Antonio, Texas 76-75-151
Matt Weibring Plano, Texas 81-70-151
Joey Bonargo Mechanicsville, Pa. 73-79-152
Lawrence Scortichini Coram, N.Y. 74-78-152
Austin Hughes Orlando, Fla. 75-77-152
Michael Thompson Tucson, Ariz. 76-76-152
Chase Baldwin Memphis, Tenn. 74-79-153
Jamie Frazier Glasgow, Ky. 76-77-153
(a) Tom Madden Jr Memphis, Tenn. 74-79-153
(a) Peter Malnati Dandridge, Tenn. 75-78-153
(a) David McKendrick Australia 72-81-153
(a) Nicklaus Newcomb Benton, Ky. 74-79-153
Matthew Rosen Tucson, Ariz. 74-79-153
Kyle Gallo Kensington, Conn. 78-76-154
(a) Grant Milner Knoxville, Tenn. 80-74-154
Parker Labarge St Louis, Mo. 80-75-155
(a) Ben Suarez Sulpher, La. 74-81-155
Brian Bateman Monroe, La. WD
Dustin Bray Charleston, S.C. WD
Greg Chalmers Australia WD
Jose Coceres Argentina WD
Brendon De Jonge Charlotte, N.C. WD
Derek Fathauer Jensen Beach, Fla. WD
Nathan Green Australia WD
Brandt Jobe Westlake, Texas WD
Colt Knost Dallas, Texas WD
Bryce Ledford Ooltewah, Tenn. WD
Michael Letzig Kansas City, Mo. WD
Scott McCarron La Quinta, Calif. WD
Shaun Micheel Memphis, Tenn. WD
Alistair Presnell Australia WD
Taggart Ridings Roanoke, Texas WD
Paul Stankowski Flower Mound, Texas WD
Vance Veazey Memphis, Tenn. WD
Tim Wilkinson New Zealand WD
Jay Williamson Saint Louis, Mo. WD

 
6/8/08 Orlando, Fla.
 
Josh McCumber Tampa, Fla. 66-70-136
(a) Tyson Alexander Gainesville, Fla. 71-66-137
Gary Woodland Topeka, Kan. 67-71-138

 
Failed To Qualify
A - Clinton Jensen Jupiter, Fla. 69-69-138
A - Lee Rinker Jupiter, Fla. 73-67-140
D A Points Pekin, Ill. 71-69-140
(a) William Cauley Jacksonville, Fla. 74-67-141
Brian Davis England 71-70-141
(a) Samuel Chavez Coral Gables, Fla. 70-72-142
Rob Oppenheim Andover, Mass. 69-73-142
Justin Peters Stuart, Fla. 70-72-142
(a) Hojin Kang Lake Mary, Fla. 73-70-143
Russell Knox Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 73-70-143
(a) Joel Lynn Sanford, N.C. 71-72-143
Brad Quiri Tampa, Fla. 69-74-143
James Vargas Miami, Fla. 75-68-143
(a) Nicolas Geyger Chile 71-73-144
Randy Leen Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 73-71-144
Sam Osborne England 71-73-144
Nathan Stamey Canton, N.C. 72-72-144
David Hronek North Port, Fla. 75-70-145
(a) Alexander Medinis Fort Myers, Fla. 72-73-145
Joel Myrick Hattiesburg, Miss. 71-74-145
Michael Adamson Fl 72-74-146
(a) Brian Armstrong Tampa, Fla. 74-72-146
(a) Blayne Barber Lake City, Fla. 72-74-146
Lee Chill Windermere, Fla. 72-74-146
Bryan Clarke Gulf Breeze, Fla. 76-70-146
(a) Erik Downs West Palm Beach, Fla. 71-75-146
(a) Tommy Chung Hao Mou Bradenton, Fla. 70-76-146
Jesse Daley Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 71-76-147
Carlos Miguel Fabregas Orlando, Fla. 76-71-147
(a) Andrew Loupe Baton Rouge, La. 76-71-147
(a) Phil Olive Estero, Fla. 76-71-147
Robert Sullivan Cocoa Beach, Fla. 76-71-147
Derek Ryder Mobile, Ala. 72-76-148
Jerry Tucker Stuart, Fla. 73-75-148
(a) Arnond Vongvanij Gainesville, Fla. 74-74-148
Juan Aller Venezuela 76-73-149
Kevin Collins Palmetto, Fla. 74-75-149
Christo Greyling Orlando, Fla. 71-78-149
Matthew Kohn Winter Park, Fla. 79-72-151
(a) Chip Timmons Miami, Fla. 78-73-151
Matthew Galloway Valrico, Fla. 75-77-152
Travis Dickson Butler, Pa. 75-79-154
(a) Mike Damron Zephyrhills, Fla. 79-76-155
Andrew Sledge Houma, La. 77-78-155
(a) Daniel Mazziotta Fort Myers, Fla. 77-79-156
David Guy Palm Coast, Fla. 75-82-157
Luke Vargo Chadds Ford, Pa. 82-76-158
(a) Billy Hanes Elma, N.Y. 80-82-162
(a) Patrick Fillian Belmar, N.J. 77-WD
Kevin Yantis Ocoee, Fla. 79-WD
Doug Ferris Hernando Beach, Fla. 70-70
Greg Owen Windermere, Fla. 72-WD
John Nieporte Boca Raton, Fla. 75-WD
John Cook Orlando, Fla.
Sean Kalin Valley Stream, N.Y.

 
6/8/08 Ballground, Ga.
 
Matthew Kuchar Atlanta, Ga. 66-68-134
Matt Nagy Atlanta, Ga. 71-63-134
(a) Cameron Tringale Laguna Niguel, Calif. 67-68-135

 
Failed To Qualify
A - Patton Kizzire Auburn, Ala. 72-65-137
A - (a) Byeong-Hun An Korea 66-71-137
Billy Andrade Atlanta, N.C. 71-67-138
Kris Blanks Frederick, Md. 70-68-138
Jason Bohn Acworth, Ga. 74-64-138
(a) Trey Delgreco Birmingham, Ala. 67-71-138
Chris Epperson Hilton Head Island, S.C. 67-71-138
Blake Adams Eatonton, Ga. 71-68-139
Edward Michaels Brentwood, Tenn. 68-71-139
Kevin Roman Roswell, Ga. 73-66-139
(a) Roberto Diaz Mexico 72-68-140
(a) Harris English Thomasville, Ga. 70-70-140
(a) Jack Fields Southern Pines, N.C. 71-69-140
(a) Corey Nagy Charlotte, N.C. 67-73-140
(a) Joe Jaspers Huntersville, N.C. 71-70-141
Andrew S Medley Athens, Ala. 70-71-141
(a) Jarrett Grimes Columbia, S.C. 68-74-142
(a) Zack Sucher Mobile, Ala. 71-71-142
(a) Mitch Krywulycz Australia 68-75-143
(a) Dave Womack Mcdonough, Ga. 72-71-143
(a) Rob Butler Atlanta, Ga. 70-74-144
(a) Greg Kennedy Duluth, Ga. 71-73-144
(a) Jordan Mitchell Atlanta, Ga. 74-70-144
(a) Grayson Murray Raleigh, N.C. 73-71-144
Steven Groover Auburn, Ala. 73-72-145
(a) Scott Weeks Savannah, Ga. 74-71-145
(a) Ben Fuqua Danville, Ky. 71-76-147
(a) Darren Chapman Destin, Fla. 73-75-148
Jimmy Flippen Jr Danville, Va. 79-70-149
(a) Seth Reeves Duluth, Ga. 77-72-149
Jimmy Brandt Montgomery, Ala. 76-74-150
Derek Brown Walnut Cove, N.C. 77-73-150
Bryan McMurray Birmingham, Ala. 78-76-154
(a) Michael Keast Canada 72-86-158
Daniel Carver Spartanburg, S.C. 82-78-160
John Kimbell Lafayette, Ga. 67-WD
Garrett Osborn Birmingham, Ala. 72-WD
(a) Steve Wilson St Martin, Miss. 73-WD
(a) Case Cochran Paducah, Ky. 80-WD
(a) Daniel Lee Valencia, Calif. 78-DQ-DQ
(a) Brian Harman Savannah, Ga. WD

 
6/8/08 Dallas, Texas
 
Shawn Stefani Baytown, Texas 66-69-135
(a) Bronson Burgoon The Woodlands, Texas 69-69-138

 
Failed To Qualify
A - Michael Connell Houston, Texas 71-68-139
A - Olin Browne Tequesta, Fla. 70-70-140
Pablo Acuna Guatemala 68-72-140
Jeremy Alcorn Brownwood, Texas 68-72-140
Scott Abbott Dallas, Texas 68-73-141
(a) Brett Spencer Dallas, Texas 69-72-141
Bruno Buccolo Argentina 67-75-142
(a) Charlie Holland Dallas, Texas 69-73-142
Lonny Alexander New Braunfels, Texas 69-74-143
Anthony Broussard Beaumont, Texas 70-73-143
(a) Cody Gribble Dallas, Texas 70-73-143
Jaxon Brigman Frisco, Texas 75-69-144
Brian Marini Austin, Texas 73-72-145
Jamie Amoretti San Antonio, Texas 70-76-146
(a) Spencer Cole Greenville, S.C. 73-73-146
Robert Gwin Montgomery, Texas 73-73-146
Eric Moore San Antonio, Texas 76-70-146
Ryan Palmer Amarillo, Texas 71-75-146
Timothy Vasquez Fort Worth, Texas 74-72-146
(a) Rob Couture Dallas, Texas 70-77-147
Brad Lardon College Station, Texas 76-71-147
Britt Martin Kerrville, Texas 72-75-147
Brock Mulder Waterloo, Iowa 72-75-147
Mark Walker Hurst, Texas 74-73-147
Tom O'Stasik Tulsa, Okla. 76-73-149
Jeb Stuart Mckinney, Texas 71-78-149
Notah Begay Albuquerque, N.M. 76-75-151
Billy Dunson Farmington, N.M. 74-77-151
Brad Ott Frisco, Texas 78-73-151
(a) Dustin Yeager Canada 77-74-151
Matt Edwards Las Vegas, Nev. 76-77-153
Michael Arnaud Beaumont, Texas 78-76-154
Mike Brisky Southlake, Texas 73-84-157
Tommy Armour III Dallas, Texas 69-WD

 
6/8/08 Purchase, N.Y.
 
Kevin Silva New Bedford, Mass. 70-67-137
Michael Welch Quincy, Mass. 68-70-138
Sean Farren Locust Valley, N.Y. 68-70-138
Trevor Murphy St Johnsbury, Vt. 70-68-138

 
Failed To Qualify
A - Andrew Svoboda Larchmont, N.Y. 70-69-139
A - Gregory Bisconti South Salem, N.Y. 69-70-139
Keegan Bradley Orlando, Fla. 70-70-140
Paul Dickinson Montauk, N.Y. 69-71-140
Brad Faxon Barrington, R.I. 71-69-140
Adam Fuchs Plainview, N.Y. 71-69-140
Rob Labritz Pound Ridge, N.Y. 71-69-140
Kris Rudy Berwick, Pa. 71-69-140
Dave Schultz Fargo, N.D. 72-69-141
(a) Jim Roy Syracuse, N.Y. 72-70-142
(a) Jesse Speirs Bangor, Maine 69-73-142
John Stoltz Middletown, N.Y. 70-72-142
Michael Allen Scottsdale, Ariz. 70-73-143
Bryan Bigley Schenectady, N.Y. 73-70-143
Keith Dicciani Philadelphia, Pa. 73-70-143
Andrew Giuliani New York, N.Y. 72-71-143
Francis Quinn Holden, Mass. 73-70-143
(a) Mike Tulacz Kingston, N.Y. 68-75-143
(a) Peter Barron III Mays Landing, N.J. 71-73-144
Michael Connors Point Lookout, N.Y. 72-72-144
Scott Dunlap Duluth, Ga. 71-73-144
Frank Esposito Monroe, N.J. 72-72-144
Bob Rittberger Huntington, N.Y. 73-71-144
(a) Chris Dejohn Rocky Hill, Conn. 72-73-145
Brian Gaffney Monmouth Beach, N.J. 73-72-145
Mathias Gronberg Sweden 73-72-145
Sunny Kim Palm Beach Gdns, Fla. 74-71-145
Shawn Warren Windham, Maine 70-75-145
Chris Dachisen Warren, N.J. 70-76-146
Edward Kirby Wakefield, R.I. 77-69-146
(a) Peter Williamson Hanover, N.H. 73-73-146
(a) Max Buckley Rye, N.Y. 73-74-147
John Bushka Stratford, Conn. 71-76-147
David Kwon Palisades Park, N.J. 77-70-147
Daniel Abbondandolo Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y. 71-77-148
Mark Baldwin Gilford, N.H. 73-75-148
Anthony Casalino Brick, N.J. 75-73-148
Jonathan Curran Hopkinton, Mass. 76-72-148
(a) Brant Kummerfeld Thermopolis, Wyo. 71-77-148
(a) Paul Park Wayne, N.J. 75-73-148
Craig Smith Morristown, N.J. 74-74-148
(a) Cameron Wilson Rowayton, Conn. 72-76-148
Greg Baker Boonton, N.J. 73-76-149
(a) Drew Creighton Buffalo, N.Y. 78-71-149
(a) Kevin Duerr Raleigh, N.C. 72-77-149
Ryan George Cedar Rapids, Iowa 73-76-149
Chris Heintz Brea, Calif. 76-73-149
Eric Dovre Holly, Mich. 74-76-150
James Hazen Miller Place, N.Y. 74-76-150
(a) Philippe-Andre Bannon Canada 75-76-151
(a) Taylor Fontaine Ma 76-75-151
Benjamin Hoffhine Mamaroneck, N.Y. 77-74-151
Brian Lamberti Granite Springs, N.Y. 72-79-151
(a) Richard Lee Bellevue, Wash. 71-80-151
Kirk Oguri Huntington, N.Y. 77-74-151
Mark Tucker New Hartford, N.Y. 79-72-151
Nic Mazze Canada 75-77-152
Mike Diffley Pelham Manor, N.Y. 78-75-153
Kevin Lawrence Bethpage, N.Y. 75-78-153
Adam Rainaud South Hadley, Mass. 77-76-153
Michael Brice Tullahoma, Tenn. 77-77-154
(a) John Crowley Greenwich, Conn. 78-76-154
Mark Mielke East Norwich, N.Y. 78-77-155
(a) Michael Stamberger Plainfield, N.J. 77-78-155
Mark Costaregni Miami Beach, Fla. 76-80-156
Mike Meehan Locust Valley, N.Y. 76-80-156
(a) Arthur Zelmati France 80-76-156
(a) Bun Young Lee Korea 78-79-157
(a) George Marucci Jr Villanova, Pa. 79-79-158
Brendon Ray Norfolk, Mass. 77-81-158
Mark Yannotta Whippany, N.J. 79-79-158
Matthew Doyle West Simsbury, Conn. 75-86-161
Jae Lee West Peabody, Mass. 86-83-169
Jean Van De Velde United Arab Emi

 
6/8/08 Rockville, Maryland
 
(a) Ben MartinGreenwood, S.C.68-68-136
(a) Josh BrockWilmington, N.C.72-65-137
Michael SimAustralia67-70-137
Jeff BrehautLos Altos, Calif.69-70-139
(a) Drew WeaverHigh Point, N.C.69-70-139
Fred FunkPonte Vedra, Fla.70-69-139
Chris KirkSea Island, Ga.69-70-139

 
Failed To Qualify
A - (a) Michael MuehrPotomac Falls, Va.71-68-139
A - Andrew BuckleAustralia69-70-139
Ted BrownCanada72-68-140
Carlos FrancoParaguay71-69-140
Aaron SummersFloyd, Va.74-66-140
Chris TidlandStillwater, Okla.74-66-140
Omar UrestiAustin, Texas67-73-140
Steven WheatcroftJacksonville, Fla.72-68-140
Alex PrughSpokane, Wash.67-74-141
Craig BarlowHenderson, Nev.66-76-142
George BradfordColumbia, Md.75-67-142
D J BrigmanAlbuquerque, N.M.70-72-142
Paul ClaxtonSt Simons Island, Ga.74-68-142
Jim EstesWashington, D.C.70-72-142
Ian LeggattCanada70-72-142
Garth MulroySouth Africa73-69-142
Chris NallenTucson, Ariz.71-71-142
Vince CovelloPhiladelphia, Pa.73-70-143
Michael HendersonOrlando, Fla.73-70-143
(a) Ji MoonLas Vegas, Nev.70-73-143
Dustin RisdonEugene, N.M.73-70-143
Sal SpalloneVero Beach, Fla.72-71-143
Ryan ArmourSilver Lake, Ohio74-70-144
Steve DartnallAustralia70-74-144
(a) James Kania JrHaverford, Pa.70-74-144
Philip Pettitt JrMurfreesboro, Tenn.69-75-144
Gregory PieczynskiKingston, Pa.72-72-144
(a) Evan BeckVirginia Beach, Va.73-72-145
B J StatenDallas, Texas74-71-145
Joseph AffruntiCrystal Lake, Ill.73-73-146
Paul ButlerGaffney, S.C.75-72-147
(a) Zack ByrdCalabash, N.C.76-71-147
(a) Dan HosekAlexandria, Va.71-76-147
Stu IngrahamHarrisburg, Pa.70-77-147
Wesley HornePinehurst, N.C.75-72-147
Jim HermanPort St Lucie, Fla.73-75-148
Brandon KnaubYork, Pa.75-73-148
Matthew EveryJacksonville Beach, Fla.72-77-149
Rich HannaStanardsville, Va.77-72-149
Dave McNabbNewark, Del.71-78-149
David SanchezPinehurst, N.C.73-76-149
(a) Stuart GoldWest Haven, Utah70-80-150
David BradshawHarpers Ferry, W.Va.73-77-150
(a) Brenton FlynnNashville, Tenn.79-71-150
Daryl ChappellDinwiddie, Va.74-77-151
(a) Will StricklerCharlottesville, Va.75-76-151
Ki MoonEllcott City, Md.72-80-152
(a) Jay MulieriSilver Spring, Md.77-76-153
(a) Richard McIntoshHenderson, Nev.78-75-153
Dennis WintersOcean City, Md.76-77-153
(a) Robbie WightWest Palm Beach, Fla.74-80-154
John AllenMedia, Pa.74-81-155
Christian BartolacciSarasota, Fla.81-74-155
(a) William SmithNewville, Pa.77-78-155
(a) Matt RaudenbushPine Valley, N.J.80-76-156
(a) Christopher BalogaBaltimore, Md.78-79-157
(a) Buddy ReedWilmington, Del.78-80-158
Jonathan SchoenfeldRockville Centre, N.Y.85-88-173
(a) Patrick ComminsFairfax Station, Va.91-83-174
Robert DamronOrlando, Fla.75-WD
Marco DawsonLakeland, Fla.75-WD
Benjamin DickersonFernandina Beach, Fla.79-WD
(a) Chad SchulzeLebanon, Pa.79-WD
(a) Jong Joon LeeKorea89-WD

 
6/8/08 Dayton, Ohio
 
Cortland Lowe Augusta, Ga. 62-68-130
(a) Clark Klaasen Grand Rapids, Mich. 68-66-134
(a) Vaughn Snyder Massillon, Ohio 67-69-136
Cameron Yancey Blackstone, Va. 69-67-136

 
Failed To Qualify
A - (a) David Erdy Boonville, Ind. 67-70-137
A - Blake Sattler New Philadelphia, Ohio 69-68-137
Jeffrey Cuzzort Detroit, Mich. 66-71-137
(a) Ethan Tracy Hilliard, Ohio 66-71-137
(a) Kevin Tway Edmond, Okla. 68-69-137
Andy Walker Phoenix, Ariz. 67-70-137
Ryan Dillon Desert Hills, Ariz. 69-69-138
Ben Fox Los Angeles, Calif. 69-69-138
Nick Kenney Canada 69-69-138
Kenny (Yun-Gi) Kim Korea 68-70-138
Phil Hendrickson Danville, Ky. 65-74-139
Brian Stuard Jackson, Mich. 67-72-139
(a) David Brown Pittsburgh, Pa. 68-72-140
(a) Jamie Marshall Fayetteville, Ark. 71-69-140
Jon McLean Miami, Fla. 70-70-140
(a) Daniel Obremski Conway, S.C. 67-73-140
Tim Ailes Lewis Center, Ohio 71-70-141
Jason Allred Scottsdale, Ariz. 70-71-141
Tyler Brown Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 68-73-141
Carlos Corona Dublin, Calif. 71-70-141
Michael Emery Jr Canton, Ohio 69-72-141
(a) Sean Knapp Oakmont, Pa. 71-70-141
Jason Kokrak Warren, Ohio 67-74-141
(a) Todd Mitchell Bloomington, Ill. 71-70-141
Gordon Vietmeier Pittsburgh, Pa. 69-72-141
Scott Usher Bennettsville, S.C. 69-73-142
(a) Robert McRae Park City, Utah 69-74-143
Charles Radabaugh Findlay, Ohio 71-72-143
(a) Jeff Williams Chuluota, Fla. 69-74-143
Armando Inman Mexico 69-75-144
Andrew Stephens Union, Ky. 74-70-144
Sam Arnold Cincinnati, Ohio 73-72-145
(a) Sean Dale Jacksonville, Fla. 75-70-145
Fernando Figueroa El Salvador 77-69-146
Jonathan Jackson Chapel Hill, N.C. 74-72-146
(a) John Popeck Washington, Pa. 77-69-146
Stephen Prugh Spokane, Wash. 73-73'146
Bobby Urso Beverly Hills, Mich. 74-73-147
Mark Balen Lackawanna, N.Y. 71-76-147
(a) Trey Bowling Manchester, Ky. 73-74-147
(a) Jimbob Coleman Billings, Mont. 74-73-147
Steve Lebrun West Palm Beach, Fla. 73-74-147
(a) Cody Martin Union, Ky. 74-73-147
Dan Olsen Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 71-76-147
(a) Scott Pieri Ft Wayne, Ind. 73-74-147
(a) Cameron Hooper Greensboro, Ga. 75-73-148
(a) Mac McLaughlin Shaker Heights, Ohio 78-70-148
Kyle Voska Cincinnati, Ohio 72-76-148
(a) Blair Webb Avon, Ind. 74-75-149
(a) Robert Rohanna Waynesburg, Pa. 78-72-150
(a) Shawn Tipton Clay City, Ky. 73-77-150
Robert Horak Rochester, N.Y. 76-75-151
(a) Justin Moose North Huntingdon, Pa. 76-75-151
(a) Erik Barnes Marion, Ind. 74-78-152
(a) Anthony Novak Michigan City, Ind. 77-75-152
Billy Bomar Anchorage, Alaska 75-79-154
Jake Scott Strongsville, Ohio 76-78-154
Colby Myers Gilbert, Ariz. 78-77-155
Nemanja Savic Serbia 74-82-156
Dennis Wells Cincinnati, Ohio 78-78-156
(a) Shane Stewart Dublin, Ohio 79-81-160
(a) Jamie Vigh Toledo, Ohio 82-82-164
Cory Kaufman Louisville, Ky. 73-WD
(a) Gary Quinn Anthem, Ariz. WD
Dan Doyle Rochester, Mich. WD
(a) Matthew Hill Canada WD

 
6/8/08 Overland Park, Kan.
 
Ryan SpearsDel City, Okla.69-69-138

 
Failed To Qualify
A - Sean DoughertyOverland Park, Kan.67-71-138
A - Chris ThompsonLawrence, Kan.73-66-139
(a) Richard BerkmeyerSt Louis, Mo.73-67-140
Judd CornellOmaha, Neb.72-69-141
Jason KnutzonAltoona, Iowa71-70-141
(a) Brandon CrickMccook, Neb.72-71-143
(a) Adam LongSt Louis, Mo.69-74-143
Brett SwedbergAlexandria, Minn.72-71-143
Bill HoefleMarion, Iowa71-73-144
(a) Darren LundgrenGrover, Mo.77-69-146
David JenkinsPrairie Village, Kan.70-76-146
Don BerryRogers, Minn.76-71-147
(a) Ross MenkeSioux Falls, S.D.73-74-147
(a) Mike CoatmanLincoln, Neb.74-76-150
Nick WanderscheidSioux City, Iowa75-76-151
Dean ZahnAberdeen, S.D.70-83-153
(a) Mark ElliottSilver Lake, Kan.77-77-154
(a) Brian HillsAitkin, Minn.79-76-155
Todd LaneyBillings, Mo.76-79-155
(a) Ross MillmanSt Louis, Mo.WD

 
6/8/08 Grayslake, Ill.
 
*(a) Eric ChunEvanston, Ill.72-70-142
*Patrick NaglePacifica, Calif.67-75-142
*(a) Kyle PetermanSpringfield, Ill.72-70-142

 
Failed To Qualify
Bronson La'CassieAustralia74-69-143
(a) Scott LangleySt Louis, Mo.69-75-144
Clayton RaskOtsego, Minn.72-74-146
Matt SlowinskiGlen Ellyn, Ill.71-76-147
Mike JohnstonMilwaukee, Wis.72-76-148
Ben Bendtsen IIIRacine, Wis.70-80-150
Eric IlicCarol Stream, Ill.73-77-150
(a) Nick MartinWinnetka, Ill.74-77-151
Matt MillerBloomington, Ill.71-80-151
Timothy OrbonChicago, Ill.73-78-151
(a) Tyler ObermuellerRiver Falls, Wis.77-77-154
(a) Greg DohertyCanada76-80-156
Ben HermesDixon, Ill.77-79-156
(a) Brad BenjaminRockford, Ill.73-84-157
(a) Tim HammChicago, Ill.75-82-157
Chu Han LeeWheeling, Ill.81-76-157
Michael SchachnerLibertyville, Ill.75-83-158
Constant DemattiaGolf, Ill.84-77-161

 
6/8/08 Somis, Calif.
 
Charlie WiKorea71-70-141
Douglas BattyNew Zealand74-70-144
Michael MilesHuntington Beach, Calif.72-72-144
Nathan TylerTucson, Ariz.71-73-144

 
Failed To Qualify
A - (a) Scott LewisHenderson, Nev.74-70-144
A - Michael WaltonIndian Wells, Calif.68-77-145
Justin BoatmanLadera Ranch, Calif.68-78-146
Keith HuberFresno, Calif.71-75-146
Dustin PimmSandy, Utah73-73-146
(a) Harry Rudolph IIILa Jolla, Calif.71-75-146
Brian SmockCoronado, Calif.72-74-146
(a) Jeff WilsonFairfield, Calif.76-70-146
(a) Ian CoffmanSan Diego, Calif.71-76-147
John CookTurlock, Calif.74-74-148
J T KohutStockton, Calif.74-74-148
Warren SchutteSouth Africa75-73-148
Todd VernonSan Francisco, Calif.73-75-148
Duffy WaldorfNorthridge, Calif.73-75-148
Chris ZambriCamarillo, Calif.71-77-148
(a) Derek ErnstClovis, Calif.75-74-149
(a) Tim HogarthNorthridge, Calif.76-73-149
(a) Cory McElyeaSanta Cruz, Calif.72-77-149
(a) Daniel ParkLos Angeles, Calif.72-77-149
Christian PenaBelen, N.M.72-77-149
John Shaw IIILahaina, Hawaii72-77-149
Ken TanigawaAnthem, Ariz.75-74-149
Adam BlythAustralia72-78-150
(a) Matthew GilesAustralia77-73-150
Michael McCabeThousand Oaks, Calif.77-73-150
Chris SatterleePhoenix, Ariz.77-73-150
Byron SmithPalm Desert, Calif.73-77-150
(a) Dan SullivanPasadena, Calif.72-78-150
Mark WarmanSan Clemente, Calif.75-75-150
(a) Nicholas BrownRocklin, Calif.76-75-151
(a) Kyle CandlishRancho Murieta, Calif.77-74-151
Aaron HobbsChino, Calif.77-74-151
Travis LongHenderson, Nev.75-76-151
Scott McGihonBermuda Dunes, Calif.72-79-151
(a) Josh AndersonMurrieta, Calif.75-77-152
John GalaritaLahaina, Hawaii80-72-152
(a) Andrew PerezSanta Barbara, Calif.75-77-152
(a) Matthew SmithAustralia76-76-152
Jerry SneveCarlsbad, Calif.75-77-152
(a) Kevin WentworthArnold, Calif.81-71-152
(a) Patrick Duncan JrRancho Santa Fe, Calif.75-78-153
(a) Austin GrahamSan Clemente, Calif.72-81-153
(a) Devin HexnerSan Francisco, Calif.79-74-153
A J ShiffertIvanhoe, Calif.75-78-153
Matthew BairdProvo, Utah75-79-154
Jesse BarnsleyAlbuquerque, N.M.79-75-154
Brandon BeckOak Park, Calif.77-77-154
Matthew MarshallJackson Hole, Wyo.77-77-154
Tim BogueWindsor, Calif.77-78-155
(a) Scott TraversLake Forest, Calif.77-78-155
Michael BlockAliso Viejo, Calif.77-79-156
Frank CarrilloPasadena, Calif.77-79-156
Phil TelliardRiverside, Calif.76-80-156
(a) Justin WarthenArroyo Grande, Calif.83-73-156
Joey CitroAlhambra, Calif.77-80-157
(a) Russell HumphreyLodi, Calif.76-81-157
Jim SekiPalo Alto, Calif.78-79-157
(a) Alex JohnsonTucson, Ariz.80-78-158
Dan KupferHuntington Beach, Calif.82-76-158
Justin PoyserRancho Santa Margarita, Calif.79-80-159
Larry CorreaSan Diego, Calif.80-80-160
Grant HaneyMonterey, Calif.77-83-160
Don LevinElk Grove, Calif.82-78-160
(a) Kamden BrakelAcampo, Calif.82-79-161
Eric DugasWaikoloa, Hawaii82-79-161
Ian HjulbergRiverside, Calif.79-82-161
(a) Jin SongScottsdale, Ariz.79-82-161
(a) Cliff MartinLos Angeles, Calif.80-83-163
(a) Erick ThorsonWestlake Village, Calif.80-84-164
(a) Mark ScheibachBermuda Dunes, Calif.87-81-168
Eddie ShopeGardnerville, Nev.91-85-176
James BlairOgden, Utah72-WD
(a) Philip FrancisScottsdale, Ariz.74-WD
(a) Bryan HarrisNewport Beach, Calif.86-WD
Fred CouplesLa Quinta, Va.WD
Eric HirdSanta Ana, Calif.WD
(a) Jamie LovemarkSan Diego, Calif.WD

 
6/8/08 Columbine Valley, Colo.
 
Steve AllanAustralia70-69-139
Charlie BeljanMesa, Ariz.70-70-140

 
Failed To Qualify
A - Boyd SummerhaysPhoenix, Ariz.68-72-140
A - (a) Pat GradyBroomfield, Colo.73-69-142
Dustin MillsArvada, Colo.67-75-142
Kevin StadlerScottsdale, Ariz.71-71-142
(a) Zen BrownArvada, Colo.69-74-143
Benjamin ClarkSan Angelo, Texas72-71-143
Drew StoltzFt Collins, Colo.71-72-143
Mike KitowskiAurora, Colo.74-70-144
(a) Benjamin WeatherlyAustralia69-75-144
(a) Tom WhitneyLa Quinta, Calif.74-71-145
Robb BierbaumAlbuquerque, N.M.76-72-148
Jason PreeoHighlands Ranch, Colo.72-76-148
Micah RudoskyCortez, Colo.74-75-149
Shawn WillsCentennial, Colo.77-72-149
Joshua KelleyUpland, Calif.75-75-150
Tyler WattsPine Haven, Wyo.74-76-150
Caine FitzgeraldAurora, Colo.74-77-151
Michael NicoletteScottsdale, Ariz.79-74-153
Robert QuaratinoCommerce City, Colo.81-72-153
(a) Jacob LestishenLone Tree, Colo.77-77-154
Dan McCarthySyracuse, N.Y.79-78'157
(a) Andrew AugustyniakTempe, Ariz.75-83-158
Jay OsmonAlamosa, Colo.79-81-160
(a) Michael CurtisNew London, N.H.89-78-167
Jon LevyBloomfield Hills, Mich.89-81-170
Stephen SchneiterSandy, UtahWD
Kane WebberAustraliaWD

 
6/8/08 Roslyn, Wash.
 
(a) Nick TaylorCanada66-70-136
Andrew ParrCanada71-67-138

 
Failed To Qualify
A - Steven ConwayMurrieta, Calif.71-69-140
A - Wes HeffernanCanada71-69-140
Liam KendreganDanville, Calif.69-71-140
John EllisSan Jose, Calif.71-70-141
Zack ShriverMarysville, Wash.74-67-141
Russell SurberOrlando, Fla.71-70-141
Eli ZackheimSeattle, Wash.70-71-141
Eugene SmithGlen Ridge, N.J.70-72-142
Peter LawsCanada72-71-143
Jim LemonMadison, Wis.71-73-144
(a) Erik FloresGrass Valley, Calif.73-72-145
Brock MackenzieYakima, Wash.71-74-145
(a) Jake KoppenbergEverett, Wash.73-73-146
Chad FribleyTualatin, Ore.72-75-147
Scott GibsonHuntington Beach, Calif.74-73-147
(a) Diego VelasquezColombia79-68-147
Michael MezeiCanada72-76-148
Daniel ImIrvine, Calif.72-77-149
Brian UnkLewis Center, Ohio73-76-149
(a) Dan WhitakerCle Elum, Wash.74-75-149
Mike SicaLa Quinta, Calif.76-74-150
James AllenbyCanada74-77-151
(a) Kevin PennerSammamish, Wash.76-75-151
Tyler MartinCanada78-74-152
Thomas StankowskiFort Myers, Fla.74-78-152
Josh ImmordinoKent, Wash.75-78-153
(a) Cory MehlSeattle, Wash.76-77-153
(a) Eric PetersonNampa, Idaho73-81-154
Dean KennedyCanada77-79-156
Mike FieldsBellingham, Wash.82-76-158
(a) Michael HaackBellevue, Wash.81-79-160
(a) Zach WanderscheidGoldendale, Wash.84-79-163
Jacob KimballNampa, Idaho81-83-164
(a) Rick TramontinKamuela, Hawaii82-82-164

 
05/25/09 Ibaraki Pref, Japan

David Smail (New Zealand) 68-65-133
Angelo Que (Philippines) 70-68-138
Sangmoon Bae (Korea) 68-71-139
Kaname Yokoo (Japan) 71-68-139
Shintaro Kai (Japan) 70-69-139

Failed To Qualify
A-Prayad Marksaeng (Thailand) 66-74-140
A-David Gleeson (Australia) 69-71-140

 
05/25/09 Surrey, England

Raphael Jacquelin (France) 67-68-135
Simon Khan (England) 68-67-135
Simon Dyson (England) 66-70-136
Thomas Levet (France) 70-67-137
Andrew McLardy (South Africa) 71-67-138
David Horsey (England) 72-66-138
Jose Manuel Lara (Spain) 72-67-139
Jean-Francois Lucquin France 68-71-139
Francesco Molinari (Italy) 71-68-139
Johan Edfors (Sweden) 73-66-139
Peter Hanson (Sweden) 71-68-139

Failed To Qualify
A - Richard Bland (England) 68-71-139
A - Stephen Gallacher
 
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    Videos and images from Tiger's Tuesday at Torrey

    By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 23, 2018, 7:45 pm

    Tiger Woods played a nine-hole practice round Tuesday at Torrey Pines South, site of this week's Farmers Insurance Open. Woods is making his first PGA Tour start since missing the cut in this event last year. Here's a look at some images and videos of Tiger, via social media:







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    Power Rankings: 2018 Farmers Insurance Open

    By Will GrayJanuary 23, 2018, 6:59 pm

    The PGA Tour remains in California this week for the Farmers Insurance Open. A field of 156 players will tackle the North and South Courses at Torrey Pines, with weekend play exclusively on the South Course.

    Be sure to join the all-new Golf Channel Fantasy Challenge - including a new One & Done game offering - to compete for prizes and form your own leagues, and log on to www.playfantasygolf.com to submit your picks for this week's event.

    Jon Rahm won this event last year by three shots over Charles Howell III and C.T. Pan. Here are 10 names to watch in La Jolla:

    1. Jon Rahm: No need to overthink it at the top. Rahm enters as a defending champ for the first time, fresh off a playoff win at the CareerBuilder Challenge that itself was preceded by a runner-up showing at Kapalua. Rahm is perhaps the hottest player in the field, and with a chance to become world No. 1 should be set for another big week.

    2. Jason Day: The Aussie has missed the cut here the last two years, and he hasn't played competitively since November. But he ended a disappointing 2017 on a slight uptick, and his Torrey Pines record includes three straight top-10s from 2013-15 that ended with his victory three years ago.

    3. Justin Rose: Rose ended last year on a tear, with three victories over his final six starts including two in a row in Turkey and China. The former U.S. Open winner has the patience to deal with a brutal layout like the South Course, as evidenced by his fourth-place showing at this event a year ago.

    4. Rickie Fowler: This tournament has become somewhat feast-or-famine for Fowler, who is making his ninth straight start at Torrey Pines. The first four in that run all netted top-20 finishes, including two top-10s, while the last four have led to three missed cuts and a T-61. After a win in the Bahamas and T-4 at Kapalua, it's likely his mini-slump comes to an end.

    5. Brandt Snedeker: Snedeker has become somewhat of a course specialist at Torrey Pines in recent years, with six top-10 finishes over the last eight years including wins in both 2012 and 2016. While he missed much of the second half of 2017 recovering from injury and missed the cut last week, Snedeker is always a threat to contend at this particular event.

    6. Hideki Matsuyama: Matsuyama struggled to find his footing after a near-miss at the PGA Championship, but he appears to be returning to form. The Japanese phenom finished T-4 at Kapalua and has put up solid results in two of his four prior trips to San Diego, including a T-16 finish in his 2014 tournament debut. Matsuyama deserves a look at any event that puts a strong emphasis on ball-striking.

    7. Tony Finau: Finau has the length to handle the difficult demands of the South Course, and his results have gotten progressively better each time around: T-24 in 2015, T-18 in 2016 and T-4 last year. Finau is coming off the best season of his career, one that included a trip to the Tour Championship, and he put together four solid rounds at the Sony Open earlier this month.

    8. Charles Howell III: Howell is no stranger to West Coast golf, and his record at this event since 2013 includes three top-10 finishes highlighted by last year's runner-up showing. Howell chased a T-32 finish in Hawaii with a T-20 finish last week in Palm Springs, his fourth top-20 finish this season.

    9. Marc Leishman: Leishman was twice a runner-up at this event, first in 2010 and again in 2014, and he finished T-20 last year. The Aussie is coming off a season that included two wins, and he has amassed five top-10s in his last eight worldwide starts dating back to the Dell Technologies Championship in September.

    10. Gary Woodland: Woodland played in the final group at this event in 2014 before tying for 10th, and he was one shot off the lead entering the final round in 2016 before Mother Nature blew the entire field sideways. Still, the veteran has three top-20s in his last four trips to San Diego and finished T-7 two weeks ago in Honolulu.

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    Davis on distance: Not 'necessarily good for the game'

    By Will GrayJanuary 23, 2018, 6:28 pm

    It's a new year, but USGA executive Mike Davis hasn't changed his views on the growing debate over distance.

    Speaking with Matt Adams on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, Davis didn't mince words regarding his perception that increased distance has had a negative impact on the game of golf, and he reiterated that it's a topic that the USGA and R&A plan to jointly address.

    "The issue is complex. It's important, and it's one that we need to, and we will, face straight on," Davis said. "I think on the topic of distance, we've been steadfast to say that we do not think increased distance is necessarily good for the game."

    Davis' comments echoed his thoughts in November, when he stated that the impact of increased distance has been "horrible" for the game. Those comments drew a strong rebuke from Titleist CEO Wally Uihlein, who claimed there was "no evidence" to support Davis' argument.

    That argument, again reiterated Tuesday, centers on the rising costs associated with both acquiring and maintaining increased footprints for courses. Davis claimed that 1 in 4 courses in the U.S. is currently "not making money," and noted that while U.S. Open venues were 6,800-6,900 yards at the start of his USGA tenure, the norm is now closer to 7,400-7,500 yards.

    "You ask yourself, 'What has this done for the game? How has that made the game better?'" Davis said. "I think if we look at it, and as we look to the future, we're asking ourselves, saying, 'We want the game of golf to be fun.' We want it to continue to be challenging and really let your skills dictate what scores you should shoot versus necessarily the equipment.

    "But at the same time, we know there are pressures on golf courses. We know those pressures are going to become more acute."

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    The Social: G.O.A.T., after G.O.A.T., after G.O.A.T.

    By Jason CrookJanuary 23, 2018, 6:00 pm

    Tom Brady compares himself to Tiger Woods, who coincidentally is returning to the PGA Tour this week, Jordan Spieth hangs out with some decent company and kids these days ruffle some feathers with their friendships.

    All that and more in this week's edition of The Social.

    Well, it’s finally Farmers Insurance Open week and Woods has been spotted practicing for his official return to the PGA Tour on Thursday.

    Some thought this day might never come after a 2017 filled with mostly downs for the 14-time major champ.

    But as he has taught the golf world time and time again, you just can't count Tiger out.

    So even as Jon Rahm attempts to overtake Dustin Johnson for No. 1 in the world this week at Torrey Pines, all eyes will be on one of the greatest we've ever seen do it, even if that guy is ranked No. 647 in the world.

    Speaking of greatness …

    There’s not many who can just offhandedly compare themselves to Tiger, but if anyone gets a pass, it’s Tom Brady.

    The 40-year-old New England Patriots quarterback led his team back to the Super Bowl for the second straight year despite playing the AFC title game with a cut on his throwing hand.

    When asked about it after the Patriots come-from-behind victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Brady answered, “I think it's kind of arrogant to say it bothered me when we had a pretty good game, so I wouldn't say that. It's like when Tiger Woods said, ‘That was my C game’ and he won the tournament.”

    So there you have it. A 40-year-old Brady is winning AFC Championships with his C game. Good luck, Eagles; you’re going to need it.

    Also, if for some reason you wanted an update on Justin Thomas' life, it's still awesome:

    Yeah, that's last year's PGA Tour Player of the Year hanging with Cy Young winner Cory Kluber in a suite at the Patriots game and teasing us with a possible #SB2K18 cameo.

    Curtis Strange likes his competitive golf straight up, hold the friendliness.

    This, according to Curtis Strange.

    The two-time U.S. Open champ took to Twitter during the CareerBuilder Challenge to vent his frustration regarding the constant chit-chat and friendliness between Rahm and Andrew Landry:

    This, of course, makes sense in theory. But good luck watching golf – or really any sport – from here on out. Sure there will be a few old school guys who buck the trend here and there, but for the most part, it’s really hard to share a private jet/dinners/vacations/(insert awesome thing here) with someone, and then completely turn off the friendship coming down the stretch of a big tournament.

    Damn millennials. They ruin everything.

    By now you've all seen that poor Philadelphia Eagles fan who lost his battle with a subway station pillar (from multiple angles), so instead here is a video of a man attempting to stand on an egg. Bet you can't guess how that goes.

    Tony's gonna stand on an egg

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    Seriously if you haven't seen the video of that Eagles fan, here's your last chance in this column. You'll be glad you did.

    Jordan Spieth, Michael Phelps and Bryce Harper walk on to a golf course … there’s no punchline, that actually happened last week in Las Vegas.

    Was the whole thing just a big advertisement for Spieth’s new Under Armour shoe? You bet.

    But that doesn’t make the optics of three of the biggest superstar athletes on the planet teeing it up for a round any less awesome.

    Off to the next. #Spieth2 #TEAMUA

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    The trio has three major wins, five All Star Game appearances and 28 Olympic medals between them, and there they were over the weekend just fake laughing for the camera and driving around individual golf carts with their own personalized logos on them.

    Just guys being dudes. Nothing better than that.

    Matt Kuchar. Still good at golf. Still overly polite. This according to European Tour pro Eddie Pepperell who had the privilege of hitting on the range next to Kuuuuuch in Abu Dhabi last week.

    That image is burned into your brain forever now, thanks Eddie. From now on when you think of Kuchar you're going to think of those Sketches ads and "oopsies."

    Which, I suppose is better than a, "Did you get that?"

    Blayne Barber's caddie, Cory Gilmer, collapsed and hit his head while at a restaurant at the Sony Open and has been mostly unconscious in the neurological intensive care unit ever since.

    The outpouring of love and support from the golf community has been overwhelming on social media, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the mounting medical costs for Gilmer and his family.

    Check out the link below for more info or to donate to a worthy cause: