Patrick Reed Wins Farmers Insurance Open

The Texan won his ninth PGA Tour title in a controversial weekend at Torrey Pines

Patrick Reed Wins Farmers Insurance Open
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The Texan won his ninth PGA Tour title in a controversial weekend at Torrey Pines

Patrick Reed Wins Farmers Insurance Open

Patrick Reed eased to victory at the Farmers Insurance Open, rounding out his largest ever winning margin by five strokes.

The Texan picked up PGA Tour title number nine at Torrey Pines after a final round of 68 (-4).

He ended the week at 14 under par, five ahead of Tony Finau, Henrik Norlander, Ryan Palmer, Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland.

Reed eagled the par-5 6th hole and then birdied the 7th to break clear and a back nine of eight pars and a birdie on the 18th saw him win comfortably.

Watch: Reed's eagle putt on the 6th

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Unfortunately much of the post-round talk was about his rules controversy on the 10th hole in the third round where he received a free drop for an embedded lie.

Despite the controversy, Reed said it did not affect him.

"Like I said yesterday with the rules official, they showed it upstairs and everything with me yesterday, that the protocols I went through and everything that transpired was the right thing," he said.

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"So from that point on, once it was handled, we just moved on and kind of went out there today and really just got on a game face, went out there and just tried to continue building the golf swing, continue feeling comfortable with hitting certain kinds of shots and going to see how the swing was going to hold up under not only being a final round, but also being in the final group and having a chance to win.

"It's very easy when you're making changes to make quality golf swings on the driving range.

"It's one thing to put it in a play at a tournament in the final round at a demanding golf course like this.

"It definitely allowed me to feel very comfortable and confident with how the game is and what's coming forward."

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x