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PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open

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PGA Tour Century Club of San Diego Invitational

Tiger Woods loves the PGA Tour's San Diego stop, now known as the Century Club of San Diego Invitational.

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About the Farmers Insurance Open:

The PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open is the tour's stop in San Diego, Calif. The event has been played in San Diego since 1952. From 1989 through 2009, it was known as the Buick Invitational. Before Farmers Insurance came on board as sponsor, it temporarily reverted to being called the San Diego Open.

2015 Farmers Insurance Open

  • When: Feb. 5-8
  • Where: Torrey Pines Golf Club in La Jolla, California

2014 Tournament
Scott Stallings birdied his final hole to post 9-under 279, and nobody still on the course was able to catch him. It was Stallings' third career victory on the PGA Tour. Five golfers - K.J. Choi, Graham DeLaet, Jason Day, Pat Perez and Marc Leishman - tied for second place, one stroke behind Stallings.

Official Tournament Web site
PGA Tour tournament site

Farmers Insurance Open Records:

  • Overall: 266 - George Burns, 1987, and Tiger Woods, 1999
  • Tournament course record: Torrey Pines North Course - 61, Mark Brooks, 1990, and Brandt Snedeker, 2007; Torrey Pines South Course - 62, Tiger Woods, 1999

Farmers Insurance Open Golf Courses:

Torrey Pines Golf Course, a 36-hole municipal facility north of San Diego in the suburb of La Jolla, is the host facility for the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open. Torrey Pines has hosted the tournament every year since 1968, with rounds split between its North Course and South Course (the South Course always hosts the final round).
Photo gallery: Torrey Pines pictures

Other Courses to Host the Tournament
(Courses in San Diego, Calif., unless noted)

  • Mission Valley Country Club, 1955, 1957-61
  • Rancho Bernardo Country Club, 1964
  • Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 1954
  • San Diego Country Club, 1952-53
  • Singing Hills Country Club, El Cajon, Calif., 1956
  • Stardust Country Club, 1962-63, 1965-67

Farmers Insurance Open - Trivia and Notes:

  • Tiger Woods has seven wins in the event, and Phil Mickelson is the only other golfer to win more than twice.

  • Hall of Famer Gene Littler is the only golfer to win the tournament as an amateur, doing so in 1954. Littler, a San Diego native, never won as a pro - although he was runnerup three times (1969, 1974, 1978).

  • One of the most memorable years in the tournament's history was 1982, when Johnny Miller outdueled Jack Nicklaus to win by one stroke over the Golden Bear.

  • Tiger Woods (2005-08) won the tournament four straight years. J.C. Snead (1975-76) and Phil Mickelson (2000-01) won back-to-back.

Farmers Insurance Open Winners:

(a-amateur; p-playoff; w-weather shortened)

Farmers Insurance Open
2014 - Scott Stallings, 279
2013 - Tiger Woods, 274
2012 - Brandt Snedeker-p, 272
2011 - Bubba Watson, 272
2010 - Ben Crane, 275

Buick Invitational
2009 - Nick Watney, 277
2008 - Tiger Woods, 269
2007 - Tiger Woods, 273
2006 - Tiger Woods-p, 278
2005 - Tiger Woods, 272
2004 - John Daly-p, 278
2003 - Tiger Woods, 272
2002 - Jose Maria Olazabal
2001 - Phil Mickelson-p, 269
2000 - Phil Mickelson, 270
1999 - Tiger Woods, 266
1998 - Scott Simpson-p-w, 204
1997 - Mark O'Meara, 275
1996 - Davis Love III, 269

Buick Invitational of California
1995 - Peter Jacobsen, 269
1994 - Craig Stadler, 268
1993 - Phil Mickelson, 278
1992 - Steve Pate-w, 200

Shearson Lehman Brothers Open
1991 - Jay Don Blake, 268

Shearson Lehman Hutton Open
1990 - Dan Forsman, 275
1989 - Greg Twiggs, 271

Shearson Lehman Hutton Andy Williams Open
1988 - 1. Steve Pate, 269

Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open
1987 - George Burns, 266
1986 - Bob Tway-p-w, 204

Isuzu/Andy Williams San Diego Open
1985 - Woody Blackburn-p, 269
1984 - Gary Koch-p, 272
1983 - Gary Hallberg, 271

Wickes/Andy Williams San Diego Open
1982 - Johnny Miller, 270
1981 - Bruce Lietzke-p 278

Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational
1980 - Tom Watson-p, 275
1979 - Fuzzy Zoeller, 282
1978 - Jay Haas, 278
1977 - Tom Watson, 269
1976 - J.C. Snead, 272
1975 - J.C. Snead-p, 279
1974 - Bobby Nichols, 275
1973 - Bob Dickson, 278
1972 - Paul Harney, 275
1971 - George Archer, 272
1970 - Pete Brown-p, 275
1969 - Jack Nicklaus, 284
1968 - Tom Weiskopf, 273

San Diego Open Invitational
1967 - Bob Goalby, 269
1966 - Billy Casper, 268
1965 - Wes Ellis-p, 267
1964 - Art Wall, 274
1963 - Gary Player, 270
1962 - Tommy Jacobs-p, 277
1961 - Arnold Palmer-p, 271
1960 - Mike Souchak, 269
1959 - Marty Furgol, 274
1958 - No Tournament
1957 - Arnold Palmer, 271

Convair-San Diego Open
1956 - Bob Rosburg, 270
1955 - Tommy Bolt, 274

San Diego Open
1954 - Gene Littler-a, 274
1953 - Tommy Bolt, 274
1952 - Ted Kroll, 276

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