DEFENDING TOURNAMENT CHAMPION BRANDT SNEDEKER, 2016 U.S. OPEN CHAMPION DUSTIN JOHNSON AND WORLD NO. 12 RICKIE FOWLER AMONG EARLY COMMITMENTS TO 2017 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN
SAN DIEGO (December 15, 2016) – Defending tournament champion Brandt Snedeker, reigning U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson, and World No. 12 Rickie Fowler and are among the early player commitments to the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open, the Century Club announced today. The field is not final until the commitment deadline on Friday, January 20 at 5 p.m. EST.
The host organization of the Farmers Insurance Open released commitments from a number of the top players in the world, as well as up-and-coming stars and players with local ties, for San Diego’s annual PGA TOUR event, to be played at Torrey Pines, January 26-29.
Tickets for the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open are now on sale and can be purchased on their website. Adult grounds tickets are $50, with upgraded VIP tickets starting at $80. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, veterans, and youth 13-17. Tickets are complimentary for active duty military, reservists, retired military and dependents, and for children under 12.
The 156-player field for the Farmers Insurance Open will feature Snedeker, Johnson (World No. 3) and Murrieta native Fowler – who finished the 2016 season with eight top-10 finishes – as well as a group of players with San Diego ties that includes Poway High School alum and four-time PGA TOUR winner Charley Hoffman, San Diego State University alums J.J. Spaun and Xander Schauffele, and Torrey Pines High School graduates Michael Kim and Pat Perez, who captured his second PGA TOUR win just last month at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Other top players who have committed include defending PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker, World No. 6 and current FedExCup points leader Hideki Matsuyama and World No. 15 and Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose.
“Once again, we’re looking forward to having a terrific field featuring many of the world’s top golfers for the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open,” said Century Club CEO Peter Ripa. “In the six weeks between now and our first round of play, we expect to be able to announce more players that will add to our already world-class field.”
In addition to attracting some of the biggest names in the sport, the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open will also feature an array of new food offerings and venues to entertain the 100,000-plus spectators who attend the four-day tournament.
Tournament fans can start their day with a breakfast burrito featuring “Cardiff Crack” tri-tip from local favorite Seaside Market, coupled with a Grey Goose Bloody Mary or Starbucks coffee. Other new menu items include shrimp ceviche, quinoa salad, truffle mac n’ cheese and Thai chicken curry.
New areas open to the general public include the Grey Goose Flight Deck on the 16th tee, which will feature specialty cocktails and a panoramic view of the course; the William Hill Wine Lounge, which offers ocean views alongside the par-3 8th green; and the ULTRA Zone, where fans can enjoy happy hour specials starting at 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and a DJ as part of the Post Party presented by Harrah’s Resort SoCal.
“As a premier event on the PGA TOUR, we have a great opportunity to expand the game to non-golf fans,” Ripa said. “By creating a festive atmosphere complete with fresh food and beverage options and the backdrop of Torrey Pines, the Farmers Insurance Open is more than just a golf tournament – it’s an event anyone can enjoy.”
ABOUT THE FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN
The Farmers Insurance Open will be played January 26-29, 2017 at historic Torrey Pines Golf Course, host site of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Opens. With defending champion Brandt Snedeker, the Farmers Insurance Open consistently attracts a world-class field, including other past winners such as Phil Mickelson (three-time winner), Jason Day, Bubba Watson, and seven-time champion Tiger Woods. This is the 65th year a PGA TOUR event has been held in San Diego, beginning with the San Diego Open in 1952. The 2016 tournament also marks the 50th time the event is being held at Torrey Pines Golf Course, and the eighth year of Farmers Insurance sponsorship of the tournament. For more information, please call (858) 886-4653 or visit their website.
ABOUT THE CENTURY CLUB OF SAN DIEGO
Composed of more than 50 local business leaders, the Century Club of San Diego is the 501(c)(3) organization that plans and hosts San Diego’s PGA TOUR event, the Farmers Insurance Open. Since 1961, the Century Club has been dedicated to utilizing the annual Tournament to maximize support for local charities, schools, and military families through funding and in-kind programs as well as to economically benefit the city.