Six of the top 10 players led by world no. 1 Jon Rahm will come face to face tonight at the Farmers Insurance Open tournament in arguably the strongest field in the PGA calendar this season. The field comprises of 12 of the top 20 players in the world battling for the Kshs 900 million prize purse.
For the first time in PGA Tour history, the tournament will commence on a Wednesday and end on Saturday. The unprecedented move was arrived at to avoid a clash in TV viewership with the immensely popular NFL football league which will be hosting top matches Sunday.
Rahm, playing for the third time in four weeks this year, is heavily tipped to win this year’s event despite not yet getting into top shape this season. He won the event in 2017 and went on to conquer the U.S. Open at the same venue last year. He will face a strong challenge from world no. 4 Dustin Johnson, The Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, DeChambeau and defending champion Patrick Reed.
Home player Phil Mickelson who has won the event twice, will be making a record 29th appearance. Other past winners include Tiger Woods (seven), Jason Day (twice), Justin Rose, Davis Love III and Bubba Watson.
Despite shooting a decent 14-under total to win the event by five shots last year, Reed’s victory was overshadowed by controversy when he called for a free drop for an imbedded ball. A television replay showed the ball had bounced before coming to rest
SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to seeing all the action from the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 January 2022. Upgrade to DStv Premium to enjoy the PGA Live in HD. Customers who upgrade to DStv Compact Plus from any other DStv package can enjoy a further upgrade to DStv Premium to watch The Farmers Insurance Open at no extra cost.
The Farmers Insurance Open broadcast details
Wednesday 26 January
20:00: Day 1 – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand and SuperSport Golf
Thursday 27 January
23:00: Day 2 – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand and SuperSport Golf
Friday 28 January
23:00: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf and SuperSport Grandstand (from 23:40)
Saturday 29 January
22:30: Day 4 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf and SuperSport Grandstand (from 22:00)