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

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
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV