A year ago, a mild winter made for ideal course conditions at Torrey Pines and allowed for a U.S. Open-like set up.
This year timely rains and mild weather again made for optimal conditions and have resulted in what City of San Diego Course Superintendent Paul Cushing says is “the best Farmers course ever.”
Cushing forecasted a winning score again in the single digits. A year ago, Scott Stallings shot a 68 on Sunday to score a one-shot victory at nine-under.
“The rain really helped with our rough. We have incredible rough. We’ve had to mow it twice already,” Cushing said.
“It’s just going to be great conditions out there this week.”
A few of the pros commented that it was the toughest Torrey set up they’ve seen. Tiger Woods, in particular, noted the green speeds.
“I was shocked at the green speeds,” he said after the Wed. pro-am. “They’re usually not set up this fast.”
Should make for another week of a tight leaderboard and possibly another horse-race Sunday finish.