Farmers + Rickie
Farmers Insurance ® has proudly sponsored Rickie Fowler since 2013. His journey to PGA TOUR stardom - with wins at The Dell Technologies Championship (2015), PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (2015) and Wells Fargo Championship (2012) - began in California at the Murrieta Valley Golf Range under the tutelage of his grandfather Taka Tanaka and coach Barry McDonnell.
Before turning pro in 2009, Fowler was regarded as one of the top amateurs in the world, reaching number one in the World Amateur Golf Rankings in 2007. He attended Oklahoma State University, where he won the 2008 Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the best player in college golf. Fowler pays tribute to his alma mater by wearing orange on Sundays.
Fowler has partnered with Farmers ® in numerous natural disaster recovery efforts. He made a special effort for the residents of Moore, Oklahoma, when a 2013 tornado devastated their city. In addition to matching a $100,000 donation for the Red Cross, he surprised golf teams at three local high schools with a clinic and new Cobra golf bags.
- Birthdate: 12/13/1988
- Birthplace: Murrieta, California
- Height: 5'9"
- Turned Pro: 2009
- College: Oklahama State University
- 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
- 2015 PLAYERS championship
- 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
- 2015 Dell Technologies Championship
- 2012 Wells Fargo Championship
- 2011 Kolon Korea Open
- Ryder Cup: 2010, 2014, 2016
- Presidents Cup: 2015
- U.S. Olympic Golf Team: 2016
2016 Season Highlights:
- Fowler won the Europeon Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in January, holding off European Ryder Cup members Thomas Pieters, Henrik Stenson and Rory McIIroy
- Fowler's 2015 - 2016 PGA TOUR season was highlighted by eight top - 10 finishes, including a runner-up finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, tie for fourth at the Wells Fargo Championship and tie for seventh at THE NORTHERN TRUST.
- Davis Love III selected Fowler as a Captains Pick for the 2016 Ryder Cup. Fowler competed in three matches for the victorious U.S. Team, compiling a 2-1-0 record.
FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN
One of the PGA TOUR's marquee events, the Farmers Insurance Open® is held each January at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California. Past winners include illustrious golfing icons like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods - with seven titles - and San Diego native Phil Mickelson, who has won his hometown event three times.
Since the tournament's inception in 1952, over $34 million has been raised for charities in the San Diego area. Charitable contributions from the Farmers Insurance Open topped $3 million in 2016 alone.
Learn more about the Farmers Insurance Open at farmersinsuranceopen.com.
January 26-29, 2017
Torrey Pines Gourse, La Jolla, CA
Farmers Insurance Open Past Champions
Phil Mickelson - 1993, 2000, 2001
Mickelson, a San Diego native and fan favorite is a three-time winner of the Farmers Insurance Open®, including back-to-back wins in 2000 and 2001.
Bubba Watson - 2011
Watson used all of his shot-making skills during an impressive final-round 67, which was capped off with a 12-foot birdie putt on 18 to win.
Tiger Woods - 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013
With seven Farmers Insurance Open® titles and a dramatic U.S. Open victory, Woods has enjoyed extraordinary success at the Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Jason Day - 2015
Day's victory at the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open® kicked off a season that included five victories, his first Major Championship and ascension to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Brandt Snedeker - 2012, 2016
Snedeker is a two-time winner of the Farmers Insurance Open, staging dramatic comebacks in his in 2012 and 2016 victories.
When is the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open?
The upcoming tournament will be held from January 26 to January 29.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Please visit our ticketing page to see a variety of access options. Prices for daily entry begin at $50/daily and $150/weekly for adults; the most lavish package (including food, beverages and parking) is priced at $375 by the day and $1,000 for the week.
When do tournament gates open?
Gates open daily at 7:00 a.m. PST.
Where can I find tee times?
Tee times start at 8:30 a.m. PST on Thursday and Friday, and are typically posted the day before tournament play begins. On Saturday and Sunday, tee times will depend upon the number of players who make the cut. Once tee times and pairings have been released, they may be found at the PGA TOUR's site.
Where can I watch the Farmers Insurance Open on television and online?
Thursday and Friday: The Golf Channel will broadcast from 12:00 p.m. PST to 3:00 p.m. PST, with a live simulcast stream at GolfChannel.com. PGATOUR.com will also offer a mix of subscription and non-subscription coverage.
Saturday: The Golf Channel will broadcast from 10:00 a.m. PST to 11:30 a.m. PST, with a live simulcast stream at GolfChannel.com. CBS will broadcast from 12:00 p.m. PST to 3:00 p.m. PST, with a live simulcast stream at PGATOUR.com.
Sunday: The Golf Channel will broadcast from 10:00 a.m. PST to 11:30 a.m. PST, with a live simulcast stream at GolfChannel.com. CBS will broadcast from 12:00 p.m. PST to 3:30 p.m. PST, with a live simulcast stream at PGATOUR.com.
Where is the Torrey Pines Golf Course?
The tournament venue is located at 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037. It can be contacted by phone at 858-581-7171.
Where can I find past winners of the Farmers Insurance Open?
The PGA TOUR site has a complete compilation of tournament results from 1970 to 2016.
Torrey Pines Golf Course offers two championship, public golf courses along the coast of the Pacific. The North and South Course were both originally designed by William F. Bell on the site of Camp Callan. The South Course underwent a redesign in 2001 led by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. The North Course recently completed its own redesign, led by Tom Weiskopf.
Since 1968, Torrey Pines has played host to the Farmers Insurance Open, with the first two rounds being played on the North and South course. The final two rounds are played on the South Course. In 2008, the South Course hosted the U.S. Open, won in dramatic fashion by Tiger Woods.
The Newly Redesigned North Course
When the PGA TOUR returns to Torrey Pines for the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open, players will experience a comprehensively renovated North Course. The primary goal of the $12.6 million project: Improving its professional standard while maintaining the desirability of its original feel. The North Course now represents a great complement to the South Course for 36 holes of world-class golf, and no trip to San Diego would be complete without a stop to Torrey Pines.The most obvious change in Tom Weiskopf's new design reverses the nines so that players now finish their rounds with dramatic coastline vistas. The acclaimed architect's plan also:
- Improved green speeds and firmness
- Increased greens sizes by an average of 42%
- Widened fairways by an average of five yards
- Decreased bunkers from 59 to 41
"I tried to bring the North Course into the 21st century," Weiskopf said. "It was built in the 1950s, and nothing of significance had ever been done to it. Everything we did in the redesign was to bring it up to current standards. It's now a top-of-the-line golf course."