San Diego, CA – The Farmers Insurance Open kicked off with some great golf, great pro’s, great fans and the perfect storm for a sunny Thursday.
The leader board after one day has eight players out of 10 from the North Course, with only two from the harder South Course.
Justin Rose finished day one on top at seven under par for his first round, and a one shot lead. He started off his back nine extremely hot birding his 10th hole (hole 1).
Rose eagled two holes on his back nine taking advantage of the par 5’s (Hole 5, 9). Going into the locker room eagling your last hole is a great way to finish the day.
“Love those new greens out there on the North Course.” said Justin Rose, ” They’re rolling really, really pure. ”
The crowd today was here to see Tiger Woods, and the large galleries said all you need to know. This was Tiger first west coast appearance since 2015.
Tiger still has this magical pull from all walks of life, rather young or old and any color of the rainbow.
The South Course was not nice to Tiger blowing up on back nine finishing four over for the day with a 76.
“I had a round of which I let it slip away in the middle part of the back nine and unfortunately didn’t hit very good shots.” said Tiger Woods.
This leader board has five guys tied for third at 5 under par finishing the round with a 67. With Adam Hadwin sitting in second place ahead of Gary Woodland, Brad Fitsch, Charles Howell III, Beau Hossler, and Trey Mullinax.
The hole field will flip course tomorrow so all the golfers will have a crack at the course they like the best.