One of the most important days of the year for golf fans returns this February! From Thursday, Feb 5 through Sunday, Feb 8, the Torrey Pines Golf Course will be hosting another year of The Farmers Insurance Open, San Diego’s most prestigious PGA TOUR tournament. Seven-time champion Tiger Woods will be returning this year as well as reigning victor Scott Stallings, who took the win last year with a final score of 279.
The tournament has been held at the 36-hole public Torrey Pines course since 1968. It’s hosted by The Century Club, a nonprofit organization in San Diego that ensures all proceeds from the tournament go straight to charity – oftentimes the Monarch School, although in 2011 they reported to have donated $1.3 million to more than 200 charities. The Club is also a major supporter of the San Diego County Junior Golf Association, which invests in San Diego golf education for younger generations.
Players will split the first 36 holes between the North and South Courses, then play the final 36 holes on the South Course. Spectator parking is available at several lots close to the course: Scripps A is available Saturday and Sunday only at $30 per day; Scripps B is $25 per day; Del Mar is available Thurs-Sun and is $20 per day; Sea World is open Thurs-Sun at $20 a day. Shuttles will be leaving every 15-20 minutes from the parking lots to Torrey Pines. The first shuttle will leave from Del Mar and Sea World at 6:30am; the last shuttle will leave Torrey Pines for Sea World and Del Mar at 6pm Thursday-Saturday and at 5pm on Sunday.
The gates open to the public each day at 7am, and the opening round begins promptly at 8:30am. Ticket prices start at $50. Visit their website for more information and to purchase ticket packages.
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