San Diego, CA – Nothing was able to stop Brandt Snedeker from winning the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Snedeker had the luxury of waiting in the clubhouse for the field to finish their round a whole day later. K.J. Choi finally finished his final round one shot short after countless weather delays that lead to a Monday finish.
Snedeker finished his final round at 1:40 p.m. PT Sunday (3-under 69) and posted a 6-under 282. He began the final round trailing by six strokes at 3-under par. Snedeker was the only player in the field to shoot under par in the final round which was key to his victory.
Due to inclement weather Sunday, play was suspended from 8:46 a.m. until 10 a.m. Play was suspended for a second time at 10:39 a.m., while a brief line of showers passed through. Players were held in nearby vans. Play resumed at 11 a.m. Play was again suspended at 1:57 p.m., before ultimately being called for the day. The scheduled restart time of 8 a.m. Monday was pushed back until 10 a.m., as crews continued to remove debris from the course. The final-round scoring average was 77.901 which was +5.90 on the South course where all golfers played after the cut.
A total of 49 players returned Monday morning to complete their final round before leaving out for their next destination to play. The field started out Thursday with 156 players playing on the North & South Courses.
This marks just the second Monday finish of the Farmers Insurance Open. In 2013, Tiger Woods claimed his seventh title in the event on a Monday (due to dense fog over the weekend).
Brandt Snedeker 73-70-70-69—282 (-6)
K.J. Choi 68-67-72-76—283 (-5)
Kevin Streelman 69-69-72-74—284 (-4)
With the win, Snedeker jumps from No. 12 in the FedExCup standings to No. 2 with 1,013 points. It took 458 points to qualify for the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup in 2014-15, 554 to qualify for Deutsche Bank Championship, 692 for BMW Championship and 1,062 for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Snedeker won the 2012 FedExCup title the same year of his first Farmers Insurance Open crown.