Quigley En-Joies Friday 62

By Mercer BaggsJuly 20, 2001, 4:00 pm
Ty Tryon went to sleep with a share of the 18-hole lead in the B.C. Open, only to start his second round trailing by eight strokes.
Thats because Brett Quigley teed off early Friday at the En-Joie Golf Club and fired a 10-under-par 62. Quigley now stands at 15-under 129; three shots clear of his nearest competitors entering weekend play in Endicott, N.Y.
It was a big round for me because I finished with two bogeys yesterday, which upset me, said Quigley.
Mark Hensby (66) and Jonathan Kaye (65) are tied for second place at 12-under. Tryon is now in a tie for 19th place. He remains at 7-under following an even-par 72.
'I showed some stupidness out there,' said Tryon. 'I'm not mad or angry. I'm a little disappointed. It's just the way it goes. I go out there and birdie the first hole tomorrow and I'm right there.'
This is the second time the 17-year-old amateur has made the cut in a PGA Tour event; he did the same in this year's Honda Classic.
Fellow overnight co-leader Edward Fryatt (68) is in fourth place with Jim McGovern (66) at 11-under.
Eleven players have claimed their maiden PGA Tour title at the B.C. Open. Six of the top seven players through 36 holes this week have yet to win on tour. McGovern won the 1993 Shell Houston Open.
Starting at the 1st, Quigley made the turn in a rather routine 3-under-par 34. He then proceeded to record his second bogey of the day at the par-4 10th.
At 7-under-par for the tournament, Quigley would play his next eight holes in 8-under.
Quigley hit a 9-iron to six feet on the par-4 11th and made birdie. He sunk a 60-foot eagle putt on the par-5 12th. He stuck a 5-iron to three feet on the 212-yard par-3 14th; and followed that with a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-4 15th.
Quigley drove the 321-yard par-4 16th and sank the 35-foot putt for his second eagle in five holes. He concluded his scoring by draining another 35-foot putt, this time for birdie, on the par-3 17th.
Never thought Id shoot 62 with two bogeys, said Quigley. I was good about not thinking about the score today.
Quigley is tying to keep alive the Rhode Island wining streak. Quigley lives about two miles from Brad Faxon, who is the two-time defending champion of this event. Faxon is not going for a three-peat; rather, hes playing in The Open Championship.
Quigley has had a successful 2001 campaign. In addition to winning the Buy.Com Arkansas Classic, he finished tied for second at the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic and tied for fifth at the MasterCard Colonial to secure his 2002 PGA Tour card.
Im more relaxed on the course, said Quigley, who is currently 64th on the PGA Tour money list. Im trying to have more fun, not putting as much pressure on myself.
Full-field scores from the B.C. Open
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Perez skips Torrey, 'upset' with Ryder Cup standings

By Will GrayJanuary 24, 2018, 2:19 am

Pat Perez is unhappy about his standing on the U.S. Ryder Cup points list, and his situation won't improve this week.

Perez won the CIMB Classic during the fall portion of this season, and he followed that with a T-5 finish at the inaugural CJ Cup. But he didn't receive any Ryder Cup points for either result because of a rule enacted by the American task force prior to the 2014 Ryder Cup which only awards points during the calendar year of the biennial matches as well as select events like majors and WGCs during the prior year.

As a result, Perez is currently 17th in the American points race - behind players like Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Bill Haas and James Hahn, none of whom have won a tournament since the 2016 Ryder Cup - as he looks to make a U.S. squad for the first time at age 42.

"That kind of upset me a little bit, the fact that I'm (17) on the list, but I should probably be (No.) 3 or 4," Perez told Golf Digest. "So it kind of put a bitter taste in my mouth. The fact that you win on the PGA Tour and you beat some good players, yet you don't get any points because of what our committee has decided to do."

Perez won't be earning any points this week because he has opted to tee it up at the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The decision comes after Perez finished T-21 last week at the Singapore Open, and it means that the veteran is missing the Farmers Insurance Open in his former hometown of San Diego for the first time since 2001.

Perez went to high school a few minutes from Torrey Pines, and he defeated a field that included Tiger Woods to win the junior world title on the South Course in 1993. His father, Tony, has been a longtime starter on the tournament's opening hole, and Perez was a runner-up in 2014 and tied for fourth last year.

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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.