The PGA Tour carries on this week at Torrey Pines for the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open. Read on to see my prediction for who will win the tournament, as well as my top 10, dark horse, and player to avoid predictions.
Winner: Jon Rahm- Rahm has been on a tear of late, finishing T-2, T-7, T-7 in his last 3 starts. Rahm has also made Torrey Pines his personal playground. In 4 starts, Rahm has 3 top 5 finishes, including a win here in 2017 and a runner up result in this event last year. His worst result: T-29 in 2018. It’s tough to pick against Rahm with these stats and that’s why I’m certain he will win on Sunday.
Top 10: Patrick Reed- Although he is coming off a missed cut at the American Express, Reed has been playing some great golf of late, with 6 top 15 finishes in his last 8 worldwide starts. Reed has also played well at Torrey Pines, finishing T-23, T-13, and T-6 in his last 3 Farmers Insurance Open starts. With all that being said, I believe Reed is bound to finish in the top 10 this week.
Dark Horse: Matt Jones- Jones has played quietly well in his past 5 starts, with 3 top 25 finishes to go along with 0 missed cuts. Jones has had some success in the Farmers Insurance Open in the past as well, with 3 top 25 finishes and only 2 missed cuts in 10 starts. By no means is Jones going to go out there and win this tournament, but I think he is playing well enough to earn a top 30 finish this week.
Player to Fade: Xander Schauffele- Although Schauffele seemingly contends week in and week out on tour, that consistency has yet to translate to success at the Farmers Insurance Open. In 5 tournament starts, Schauffele has missed the cut 4 times, with a T-25 finish in 2019 being his only made cut here. Schauffele is a great player, but there are plenty of other golfers whose skill set fit this venue better.
Photo credits: Jon Rahm-
Patrick Reed- https://www.golfdigest.com/story/patrick-reed–in-shirt-sleeves–posts-a-68-on–a-nice-summer-day