Formerly the San Diego Open, the Farmers Insurance Open follows hot on the heels of the Bob Hope Classic in the PGA Tour calendar. It takes place in late January each year and it provides a great opportunity for betting as some top players from the tour head to San Diego, California.
It takes place at the Torrey Pines golf club's North and South courses, with the first 36 holes split between the two courses and the final 36 are played on the South Course. One man who is familiar with the format of the tournament and has enjoyed great success here is Tiger Woods as he has won it seven times, including four years in succession from 2005 to 2008. It is well worth keeping an eye on Woods' odds each year as he has a formidable record here and is likely to be well up in the betting. He also has the best score at this tournament after hitting a 22 under par 266 in 1999, and the special markets are worth looking out for whenever Woods is involved.
There is a $5.4 million prize purse on offer, with the winner receiving $954,000.
|10||Kyung Ju Choi||65||73||71||72||281||-7|
|10||Charles Howell III||66||72||71||72||281||-7|
|2001||Phil Mickelson||USA||269 (-19)|
|2002||Jose Maria Olazabal||Spain||275 (-13)|
|2003||Tiger Woods||USA||272 (-16)|
|2004||John Daly||USA||278 (-10)|
|2005||Tiger Woods||USA||272 (-16)|
|2006||Tiger Woods||USA||278 (-10)|
|2007||Tiger Woods||USA||273 (-15)|
|2008||Tiger Woods||USA||269 (-19)|
|2009||Nick Watney||USA||277 (-11)|
|2010||Ben Crane||USA||275 (-13)|
|2011||Bubba Watson||USA||272 (-16)|
|2012||Brandt Snedeker||USA||272 (-16)|
|2013||Tiger Woods||USA||274 (-14)|
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The US Open is one of the highlights of the season and has traditionally been dominated by American players which is well worth keeping in mind in the betting. But Graeme McDowell finally came good in 2010 to become the first European winner since 1970 and his odds are always worth keeping an eye on in this tournament.
The big names of golf are sure to be involved, with Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen and Geoff Ogilvy among previous winners and they are sure to be well up in the betting.
But the lesser lights cannot be ruled out with Lucas Glover and Michael Campbell both winning in recent times, and it should make for a fascinating four days of golf and some great opportunities for betting.....
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