It’s the weekend the TV networks have been waiting for – it’s time for Tiger Woods to return to the PGA Tour.
Woods will tee it up this week at the Farmers Insurance Open played on both courses at Torrey Pines in the San Diego area. The first two rounds will see the players take on both the North and South course, before finishing the final two rounds on the iconic South course.
Many thought Woods would make the trip to Hawaii for the Tournament of Champions to kick-off the 2019 calendar but vowing to cut back on the amount he plays this year, Woods opted to wait for the Farmers.
It’s tough to blame him.
Woods has eight career wins at Torrey, seven Farmers titles, as well as the memorable 2008 U.S. Open. He loves the course and the networks love having him back.
The PGA Tour has put a pair of marquee groups back to back the first two days, guaranteeing large crowds moving in unison.
Going out on the South course at 10:30 a.m. PDT on Thursday and the North at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, is the trio of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott. Right behind them both days is Woods, Xander Schauffele and Tony Finau.
If you are heading to San Diego to check out the tournament – or for that matter, heading down to the area at any time, there is certainly plenty to do that doesn’t involve golf.
The last time I was down there, we stayed at Torrey Pines and had a chance to tackle both courses, as well as enjoy not only the Lodge but the neighboring La Jolla area.
There are some great places to eat, including one of our favorite – California Modern.
There is also plenty to do inland, such as San Diego Zoo Safari Park. San Diego is also one of the capitols of the Craft Beer empire and if beer is your thing, make sure to cut some time out of your day to taste.
Further inland, there are some wonderful Indian casino’s that offer terrific golf and dining options. Places like Sycuan Golf Resort, Pechanga and Barona are all worth the time. Click here to read even more about the area. llowing stories for more insight.
Further north check out the Rancho Bernardo property!
San Diego has always been one of the my favorite travel destinations. It’s a big city without the big city feel of Los Angeles or San Francisco. The weather is usually pretty good and there’s plenty to do to have a good time
By Dennis Miller