PGA TOUR Farmers Insurance Open Preview & Fantasy Picks
The PGA TOUR continues this week with the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. Headlining this event will be Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, both playing in their first PGA TOUR event of the season.
Tiger is in search of his first win since 2009 and Torrey Pines could be the place to do it. He has won at this course seven times. The last tournament of 2010, The Chevron World Challenge, Tiger had the lead but was out-dueled by one of the hottest players in golf, Graeme McDowell.
Phil Mickelson played last week in Abu Dhabi where he finished 19 strokes off the pace. He is looking for his first win since April of 2010, when he captured the green jacket at The Masters. Mickelson is also no stranger to Torrey Pines, he has won here three times.
Groups To Watch
1. Bubba Watson, Stewart Cink & Davis Love III. It's no secret, I love watching Bubba Watson play. He is energetic, hits the ball a long way, and loves to take risks. Stewart Cink is looking to rebound after missing the cut at the Bob Hope Classic last week. He's been a staple on The TOUR and always fun to watch. Davis Love III was recently named captain of the 2012 American Ryder Cup, I think this will give him a boost of confidence and help him compete this season.
2. Tiger Woods, Rocco Mediate & Anthony Kim. Do I even need to explain why this is a group to watch? Tiger Woods makes his 2011 debut on a course he has owned. Everyone is watching him. Rocco Mediate is as entertaining golfer as there is. His open candor with the media and passion for the game makes him fun to watch. He won the Frys.com open earning his card for another two years. Anthony Kim struggled due to injury last year but is one of the best youngsters on TOUR. I'm hoping he will regain the form he had a couple of years ago and show us what he has in 2011.Continued on the next page