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Mickelson, Woods headline Farmers Insurance Open

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The PGA Tour travels southwest through California this week for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines this week. Players will play the North and South course once on Thursday or Friday, with the weekend rounds being played on the South course only.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson headline the field, adding intrigue to one of the top tournaments on Tour already. Tiger, coming off a missed cut in Abu Dhabi, returns to Torrey Pines after not playing the event last year. He has previously won the tournament six times and is the leading money winner, with winnings totaling $5,747,096 at the event.

Mickelson will be making his second start of the year after playing at the Humana Challenge last week. He closed strong on the weekend shooting 66 on Saturday and Sunday to finish at 17-under par in a tie for 37th place.

Mickelson made headlines after the final round of the Humana Challenge, saying that he planned to make a number of “drastic” off-course changes. He hinted at the possibility of moving from California due to the state and federal tax increase and the hit on his wallet.

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“If you add up all the federal [taxes] and you look at the disability and the unemployment and the Social Security and the state [taxes], my tax rate’s 62, 63 percent,” Mickelson said. “So I’ve got to make some decisions on what I’m going to do.”

Mickelson has since released a statement apologizing for the statements, saying, “finances and taxes are a personal matter and I should not have made my opinions on them public.”

Brandt Snedeker is the defending champion after Kyle Stanley’s debacle on the final hole last year led to a playoff. Snedeker won with a par on the first playoff hole, 16th hole, after Stanley bogeyed the par 3. Snedeker used the playoff victory to springboard himself to the $10 million FedExCup Championship and earn a spot on the Ryder Cup team.

Only three players holding the 54-hole lead have gone on to victory since 2000, Tiger Woods in 2003 and 2008, Phil Mickelson in 2000, and John Daly in 2004.

Golf Channel will have coverage on Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST. CBS kicks of their coverage for the year on Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. 6 p.m.

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  1. Lawyers

    Aug 15, 2013 at 10:58 am

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  2. Troy Vayanos

    Jan 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    It’s a very strong field that has assembled for this event.

    I’ll be interested to see if Tiger Woods can rebound after his disappointing first showing of the year on the European tour.

    The featured groups should hopefully provide some entertaining golf with Woods, Watney & Fowler playing together. I also like the Watson, Snedeker and Mickelson group

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10 interesting photos from Wednesday at the Valero Texas Open

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Welcome to 10 Interesting Photos (10IP? No? OK). It’s the final day of tune up ahead of the Valero Texas Open, which is, fun fact, the third longest-running (non major) tournament on the PGA Tour.

We got an in-hand look at The Tank, K.J. Choi’s weaponry, as well a four general galleries and some of the coolest custom stamped wedges you’ll see, c/o JT Poston.

Let’s take a look at the photos!

First up, some more love-em-or-hate-em Jordans from Keegan Bradley

Amid a pretty standard bag, an impressive Pingman putter cover

JT Poston, AKA, The Postman’s, 60 degree, ladies and gentlemen

Vintage X Hot sighting!

Kevin Chappell with the coveted Miura and Fourteen combo

K.J. Choi’s putter shaft! (AMI Stability?)

Scott Piercy remains the king of lead tape on Tour

K>J. Choi is gaming Ping G400 irons

And look at the face on (one of) his Ping putter(s)

Keith Mitchell’s Mizuno “MIZ” pom-pom headcover, though

 

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Wednesday’s Photos from the 2018 Valero Texas Open

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course), which plays as a par-72 measuring 7,435 yards for the event.

Sergio Garcia acted as a consultant to Greg Norman for the course’s 2010 design, and he’ll play in the event for the first time in seven years. Joining Garcia in the field are a number of the game’s top players, including Wesley Bryan, Keegan Bradley, Kevin Chappell, Luke Donald, Harris English, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, J.B. Holmes, Billy Horschel, Charley Hoffman, Beau Hossler, Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Pat Perez, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker and more.

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Last year, Chappell holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th to win by one stroke over Brooks Koepka to capture his first ever PGA Tour victory.

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10 interesting photos from Tuesday at the Valero Texas Open

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In yesterday’s edition of “Interesting Photos” from the Valero Texas Open, we brought you giant cowboy boots. Unfortunately, we don’t have any further gargantuan footwear for your perusal today.

We do, however, have some singular sightings and cool in-hand shots as the gents prepare to take on the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. Check ’em out below.

Gotta love Chris Stroud’s “Houston Strong” stamping

New Bettinardi putter-covering devices

Fourteen’s new woods feature some seriously shallow faces

Better put that club on ice!

Watch where you’re putting that thing! Probably not a good time to mention this looks like a drill to avoid rocking toward the ball (aka humping it) during the swing…

Some pretty sweet Circle T bag tags. Is the bag for tour use only, or just the tag? Hmm.

Trying the old backwards shot, it looks like

Geoff Ogilvy’s drool-worthy early run Scotty Cameron Napa

Fine-looking Piretti sole

And finally, “Flow Goals: Kevin Na Edition”

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