Tiger, Phil on opposite ends of Farmers draw


The PGA Tour hits Torrey Pines' North and South courses this week for the Farmers Insurance Open. Here are some featured groups to watch over the first two rounds in La Jolla, Calif. (All times local PT)

9:20AM (NC, 10th tee)/10:20AM (SC, 1st tee): Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan

Snedeker won this tournament in a playoff two years ago. He was also runner-up in 2013 and 2010. Bradley has never fared better than T-22 here, while Mahan has a couple of T-6 showings.

9:30AM (NC, 10th tee)/10:30AM (SC, 1st tee): Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jason Day

Mickelson is a three-time winner at Torrey, but hasn’t prevailed since defending his title in 2001. Bubba won here in 2011. Day’s best finish is a tie for ninth last year.

10:30AM (SC, 1st tee)/9:20AM (NC, 10th tee): Billy Horschel, Ian Poulter, Rickie Fowler

A lot of star power here, but Horshel is the only one with a PGA Tour victory last season. Fowler has the best track record at Torrey, with a couple of top-10s. Poulter last competed in this event in 2007.

10:40AM (SC, 1st tee)/9:30AM (NC, 10th tee): Jimmy Walker, Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth

Tiger has eight professional victories at Torrey Pines, including the 2008 U.S. Open. Walker is the current FedEx Cup points leader. Spieth, who made his professional debut here a year ago, has five top-fives, including a win, in his last 11 Tour starts.