Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are making their first starts of 2020 at Torrey Pines but does our tipster think they'll be challenging for the title?
The PGA Tour sees its strongest field of the calendar year so far head to Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open. Rory McIlroy leads the way in the betting market and Tiger Woods is in the hunt for a record-breaking 83rd win. So, let’s take a look at my Farmers Insurance Open betting tips…
Venue: Torrey Pines, California, USA
Date: January 23-26, 2020
Course stats: Par 72, 7,700 yards (South Course); Par 72, 7,250 yards (North Course)
Defending champion: Justin Rose (-21)
Wednesday: On the range, 8pm (Sky Sports Golf)
Thursday: 5pm (Sky Sports Golf and Main Event)
Friday: 8pm (Sky Sports Golf), 11.30pm ( Sky Sports Main Event)
Saturday: 6pm (Sky Sports Golf), 6.45pm Sky Sports Main Event)
Sunday: 6pm (Sky Sports Golf), 6.45pm Sky Sports Main Event)
Farmers Insurance Open betting tips: Who to back each-way
Ryan Palmer (55/1 on bet365) has hit some good form in his recent appearances and at there is value at this price.
The American had a top 10 and a top 12 finish in the PGA Tour’s Asian swing before taking the rest of 2019 off. He returned at the Tournament of Champions with a tied 17th which was spoiled by a Saturday 75.
A tied 4th at the Sony Open means he heads to Torrey Pines, a course where he’s had success in the past, in good form.
He was runner-up in 2018 and just outside the top 10 last year so there’s plenty to suggest he’ll be playing late on Sunday this time.
Joel Dahmen (125/1) is an interesting prospect at a big price. He finished inside the top 10 here last year and was tied 12th in his only 2020 outing so far.
The American has shown some inconsistency in results recently but I’m hoping the good memories of twelve months ago can inspire a strong performance.
He ranked 24th in driving accuracy last season and has hit more than 67% of fairways this year so this bodes well for him around this layout.
So who is going to win? Head to the next page for my top tips…