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Weather suspends end of Farmer’s Open

By: Andrew McGill

Farmers Insurance

The final round of the Farmer’s Insurance Open was postponed until Monday morning due to inclimate weather on Sunday. Torrey Pines was hit with high winds and occasional rain throughout the day. Wind gusts topped 40 mph, which lead to major struggles throughout the field. When play was suspended the average score was 78, with some golfers going into the 80’s. Play will continue on Monday morning when the weather is predicted to calm down.

Brandt Snedeker played what he called the one of the best rounds he’s ever had and was the only player in the field to finish under par on the day. Snedeker started the final round tied for 27th on the leaderboard, but managed to hit a 69, bringing down his total score to 6-under-par for the tournament. He now sits tied for second with KJ Choi, but it doesn’t look good for Snedeker as the weather should be more calm on Monday giving the advantage to players with more golf to play.

At the end of the day Jimmy Walker stood in first on the leaderboard, but is part of the last group which only finished 10 holes on Sunday. Walker’s score of 7-under-par is only one stroke above his group-mate Choi and two strokes above Kevin Streelman and Freddie Jacobson, who have 5 hole and 7 holes remaining, respectively. These golfers will all compete for first place on Monday morning.

Holmes, Streelman and Jacobson’s early successes pay off

J.B. Holmes entered the day at six-under-par and tied for ninth. He didn’t have a great day on Sunday and lost two strokes on the day, but his poor performance didn’t affect his spot on the leaderboard as he actually moved up two spots on the leaderboard due to other players sliding.

The same thing is true for Kevin Streelman, who sits one stroke ahead of Holmes with a score of five-under-par. Both of these players have five holes remaining and can benefit from the delay if they can shave some stroke of their final scores tomorrow.

Freddie Jacobson, who has seven holes remaining on Monday, lost two strokes on the day and now is tied with Streelman for fourth on the leaderboard. All of these players will be the guys to watch closely during the action on Monday.

Dustin Johnson’s slide continues

Dustin Johnson entered the final round primed to make a run at the top of the leaderboard after a bad day on the south course, but was unable to perform under the weather conditions. He only birdied once throughout the day and posted nine bogeys. With only four holes remaining for Johnson things look bleak for him as he now sits nine strokes behind the leader.

KJ Choi underperforms, but stays in the hunt

Choi moved down the leaderboard on Sunday, but still has plenty of golf to play. At the time that play was suspended Choi had finished 10 holes. His score for the round was 3-over-par, but fortunately it didn’t cause him too much of a slide on the leaderboard as he sits only one stroke behind the leader. If anything, it makes the tournament a whole lot more interesting as tomorrow will come down to a close finish.

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