Jason Day Beats Noren After Monday Play-off

The Swede and the Australian were locked together through five extra holes at Torrey Pines

Jason Day beats Noren
Noren and Day
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Darkness stopped play in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in California with Alex Noren and Jason Day locked together through five extra playoff holes.

Jason Day beat Alex Noren on the 6th play-off hole and the 5th day of play at the Farmers Insurance Open.


On Sunday Australia’s Jason Day, Alex Noren of Sweden and Ryan Palmer of the USA finished regulation play tied at the top of the board after an attritional back nine at Torrey Pines.

Noren might have had a chance had it not been for the incredible amount of time J.B. Holmes made him wait on his final hole. The Kentuckian needed an eagle to have any chance of making the playoff and he spent an age considering his options before finally laying up. Noren then sent his second through the green and was unable to get up-and-down and secure the win in regulation play.

Noren, Palmer and Jason Day headed back to the 18th to begin the playoff and Palmer was knocked out as both Day and Noren made birdies.

The Australian and the Swede then matched birdies again on the 18th for the second playoff hole and both parred the 16th and 17th (holes three and four of the playoff.) Day had chances on both to take the win but narrowly missed each time. On the fifth playoff hole (back on the 18th) both men made testing birdie putts to keep the playoff going. With darkness closing in, they were forced to stop and will come back on Monday.

Back playing competitive golf, Tiger Woods closed with a level par round of 72 to end the week three-under and in a tie for 23rd place.

Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines, San Diego, California 72-hole scores

T1 Jason Day (Aus) 73 64 71 70 278 T1 Alex Noren (Swe) 70 66 69 73 278 T1 Ryan Palmer (USA) 66 67 73 72 278 4 J.B. Holmes (USA) 70 72 65 72 279 5 Keegan Bradley (USA) 70 69 71 70 280 T6 Charles Howell III (USA) 69 72 71 69 281 T6 Tony Finau (USA) 65 70 73 73 281 T8 Robert Garrigus (USA) 69 70 73 70 282 T8 Harris English (USA) 70 68 73 71 282 T8 Marc Leishman (Aus) 71 69 69 73 282 T8 Justin Rose (Eng) 69 70 69 74 282

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage only

Fergus Bisset
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Fergus is Golf Monthly's resident expert on the history of the game and has written extensively on that subject. He is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and his passion for the sport was bolstered during his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and the history section of "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin , also of Golf Monthly. 

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