La Jolla, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jason Day made par on the second playoff
hole on Sunday to win the Farmers Insurance Open.
Day closed with a 2-under 70 to end at 9-under-par 279. He was joined there by
J.B. Holmes (72), Harris English (72) and 2014 champ Scott Stallings (69).
The foursome returned to the 18th tee on the South Course at Torrey Pines for
the playoff. All four reached the green in three. English rolled his long
birdie effort within a foot of the hole and he tapped in for par. Stallings
followed with his birdie try from about 15 feet out, and he missed left.
Holmes had played his third to three feet and he converted that for birdie.
Day, who shared second place at this event last year, kicked in his short
birdie putt to extend the playoff.
Day and Holmes moved to the par-3 17th. Holmes flew the green with his tee
ball before Day’s tee shot stopped 18 feet from the hole. Holmes pitched past
the cup, then watched as Day missed his birdie try right of the hole.
Holmes failed to convert his par effort. Day sealed the win as he tapped in
his par putt.
Alex Prugh (71) and 2007 runner-up Charles Howell III (68) shared fifth place
at minus-8. Jimmy Walker (73), 2009 winner Nick Watney (73), Martin Laird (69)
and Shane Lowry (68) tied for seventh at 7-under-par 281.
MORE TO FOLLOW.