Australia’s Jason Day and Alex Noren of Sweden are locked in a fierce battle for the title at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament in San Diego, in the USA. Both finished the tournament on 10-under-par and were still on even keel after five play-off holes, when darkness brought play to a halt.
The USA’s Ryan Palmer was also part of the play-off after he also finished on 10-under-par. However, he was eliminated on the first extra hole.
Day carded a two under par 70 which was one of the better scores in a challenging final round. Noren had the upper hand in regulation play for most of the final round but he was too inconsistent and signed for a one over par 73.
Fourteen time major winner Tiger Woods finished on three under par, seven shots behind the leaders.
“Well I think overall it was very positive, the big concern was playing out of the rough, I hadn’t played out of rye grass since last year, it’s been 12 full months, what was I able to do? And I hit some shots this week, I hit some really good ones out there, unfortunately I put myself in there in the first place. You know, overall I’m very happy with the way I was able to fight out the scores, as I was telling dottie (pepper – reporter) over there, these weren’t yawners, you know down the middle, on the green, miss the first, one hand the second one, these were grinds, and I fought hard and it was nice to see I’m able to still grind.”
Woods’ next tournament could be the Genesis Open in Los Angeles which tees off on the 15th of February.