Torrey Pines’ Woods successor competition ‘Rahm vs. Day’

To the ‘golf emperor’ Tiger Woods, Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, USA was a field of victory. Of Woods’ 82 wins on the PGA Tour, 8 wins came here.

Torrey Pines, where the Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money: $8.7 million), which started with the San Diego Open in 1952, was built on a cliff on the Pacific coast, and Woods from California was uniquely outstanding in this course.

In 1998, the year after his debut, he first competed in the event and tied for third place. After that, until he finished 9th in 2020, Woods played 19 times and won 7 wins (1999, 2003, 2005-2008, 2013), 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th once, and 10th twice. He finished 20th and 23rd, withdrew in 2015 and missed the cut twice (2014, 17th).

Woods even won the 2008 US Open here. The doctor insisted that he lie down on the operating table immediately, but the player himself insisted on participating in the tournament.

Farmers Insurance Open prize money rankings.

Throughout the tournament, Woods limped and won a dramatic 14th major after Monday’s 19th hole overtime win. From Woods’ point of view, he couldn’t have missed the US Open since it was held again in four months on a course where he had lost four straight matches since 2005.

Woods also won 8 wins each at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the World Golf Championship (WGC) Bridgestone Invitational, and won 7 wins at the WGC Cadillac Championship. It is these four tournaments that have accumulated close to half of the 82 wins.

The accumulated prize money Woods accumulated from 19 appearances at Torrey Pines is $7,177,379 (8,871,240,000 won), which is $4.46 million from Brent Snedecker (USA), who won two wins in the tournament (2012, 2016). more than 1.5 times higher than

This year’s prize money has risen by $300,000 from last year, and Woods seems to have difficulty participating in this tournament in the future, so which player can challenge the Emperor’s prize money record?

Snedeker, who ranked second in accumulated prize money, was unable to participate because he was old (43 years old) and did not have a seed this season.

Jason Day (Australia), who is third in total prize money (3.74 million dollars) in this tournament, has a possibility. He racked up two wins in 2015 and ’18, and finished 15th this year after losing a stroke in the third round.

Although there is a gap between the lead and the number of strokes, if Day wins this year, it will close the gap to Woods’ record by about $1.78 million. Day, who is characterized by straight long hits, participated in this tournament 12 times, with 4 cutoffs and 4 times in the top 5, so the variance was large.

Starting with his first win in 1993, Phil Mickelson (USA), who won 3 wins from 2000 to 2001 and is ranked 4th in career prize money, is difficult to participate in this tournament as he moved to the competitive tour, Live Golf. 스포츠토토

Yon Rahm (Spain), who is trying to win three consecutive victories in this year’s competitions, is ranked 5th with a career prize money of 3 million dollars. He made six appearances, finishing in the top five four times. In 2017, he won his first PGA Tour win through this tournament, and was ranked 5th, 2nd, and 7th after 29th in 2018, and was 3rd last year.

In addition, at the US Open held at Torrey Pines South Course in 2021, he won the championship by beating Rui Ustuizen (South Africa) by one stroke.

On the first day, Ram only scored 1 over par and was in danger of missing the cut in 116th place. If he wins, he moves up to second overall in the tournament.

Therefore, the competition for the successor of Torrey Pines, who will succeed Emperor Woods, is now narrowed down to Ram, who is fifth in accumulated prize money, and Day, who is third.

Mark Leishman (Australia), the 2020 champion and 7th in accumulated prize money, headed to Liv. Other than that, Justin Rose (England), the 2019 champion and 8th in prize money ($2.12 million), is in 13th place.

Choi Kyung-ju is 14th in career prize money ($1.48 million), the highest accumulated prize money among Korean players. Lim Seong-jae (25) reduced the score by 5 strokes and raised the ranking to a tie for 4th place (7 under par).

The final round will be broadcast live from 5 am on JTBC Golf & Sports.

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