The Farmers Insurance Open goes to Max Homa, who in California, after a comeback in the final round, celebrated his sixth career title (in 156 appearances) on the PGA Tour. In San Diego, the American, with a last round in 66 (-6) out of a total of 275 (68 70 71 66, -13) hits, surpassed the competition of Keegan Bradley, 2/o with 277 (-11) ahead Collin Morikawa, 3/o with 278 (-10).
The Farmers Insurance Open, results
At Torrey Pines GC (South Course, par 72) Jon Rahm couldn’t get the job done. For the Asturian, 7th with 280 (-8), the possibility of celebrating his third consecutive success on the circuit vanished despite a comeback that had seen him rise from position 116 (at the end of the first lap) to 2nd (at the end of the «moving day» end).
The feat in San Diego belongs entirely to Homa who, after recovering from 4th position, recovered five shots and took all the stakes. Now in second place in the FedEx Cup, his win earned him $1,566,000 for a total prize pool of $8,700,000.
Max Homa won the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open. In his native California, the 32-year-old golfer notched his sixth career PGA Tour victory and the second of what is already a season to remember. Homa had the great merit of perfectly managing a difficult and chaotic last round, responding presently at the decisive moments.
Winner’s final score is -13: Homa started at -7 in fourth, before sliding four birdies on the front nine, then reacted to a two-birdie bogey on the back three that sealed his victory.
He was decisive due to his great precision off the tee, especially on the par 3 that earned him three recovered shots. Second place for Keegan Bradley in a great comeback. As for Homa, the score for the day is 66 and 6 recovered shots until the end -11.
After a bad start to the tournament, no one has recovered more blows than him in the last two days. Victory eludes him by two strokes but he has very little to complain about. Third place for Collin Morikawa with a -10 score, achieved thanks to the 69 scored in the fourth round.
Trio of players in fourth position: Sahith Theegala, Sungjae Im and Sam Ryder who, after leading the standings in the first three days, collapsed today going 3 shots over par. A similar fate also for Jon Rahm who finishes seventh and has to postpone his return to number 1 in the world ranking.