Cleat Geeks

The 19th Hole

imagesWhat a weird week at Torrey Pines. It was anything but a typical Farmers Insurance Open this weekend. Set in the lovely city of San Diego, Torrey Pines got at least 90 percent of the rain it will get all year long. Sunday was rained out with the leaders thru about 10 holes. Some of the scores were absolutely unbelievable. The average score for the final round was 78. Average (!!!). With winds gusting up to 50 mph that’s understandable. In a way, it was kind of nice to see these guys humbled the way you and I get humbled when we go play a casual round. They make it look so easy every weekend but not this one.

There was one player that stood out on Sunday and that was Brandt Snedeker. My Pick to Click fired a 3 under 69 and had to play the waiting game. His first 3 days were so mediocre that he was in the clubhouse when the rest of the players were pulled off the course due to weather. He tweeted out his anxiousness on Monday afternoon sitting and waiting to see if his 69 would hold up. Jimmy Walker and K.J. Choi were leading Snedeker when they returned to the course on Monday but couldn’t pull it out. Both ended up over par in their pursuit to put away Snedeker. 2451617__sd_sp_farmers_KCA_059_r900x493The conditions were so bad on Monday that spectators were not allowed on the course and even shot-tracking on the PGA site was disabled. What a wild weekend. The story should be about how well Brandt played but likely the only thing people will remember is how bad the conditions were, unless you followed my advice from Wednesday night and picked Brandt Snedeker to win.

The end of the Farmers Insurance Open means Waste Management Open is next, expect low scored, huge crowds, and a lot of drama from the stadium hole, 16. My favorite non-major is up next.

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