Day, Noren need another day to decide Farmers victor

Erica Murray
January 30, 2018

Ryan Palmer was also in the playoff after the three finished regulation at 10 under, but he was eliminated on the first playoff hole on Sunday.

He made a nerveless three-metre birdie putt at the first playoff hole to ensure that his chances of winning would remain, and several brilliant iron shots including one at the fifth playoff hole that he almost jarred for eagle.

"After not playing for a couple years and coming out here on the tour, playing, you know, a solid four days, I fought hard for these scores", Woods said.

Yesterday at Torrey Pines it took four minutes and ten seconds for J.B. Holmes to ultimately decide to lay up on the par-5 18th hole.

Once they both birdied again at the fifth playoff hole, there was no way of continuing.

It was Day's 11th PGA TOUR victory.

That's just another reason Noren says he has "dreamt of winning" on the USA tour.

Noren hit first from the fairway Monday, knocking his second shot into the water.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Li Haotong made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to secure a one-shot victory over Rory McIlroy in the Dubai Desert Classic, making him the first Chinese player to crack the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Australia's Jason Day sank an 18-inch birdie putt on the sixth playoff hole Monday to defeat Sweden's Alex Noren and win the US PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open. The competitor in me is very disappointed right now. "I'll try to get some rest and play all day tomorrow if I need to get a win". Brooke Henderson, the leader Saturday night when play was suspended because of darkness, shot a 72 to finish ninth at 6 under. Noren, who had a one-shot lead at the start of the final round, closed with a 73.

Asked about the delay on the 72 hole, Holmes was unapologetic.

Overall, Woods said he was encouraged with his performance in the tournament.

Rahm had a chance to reach No. 1 in the world with a repeat victory at Torrey Pines.

McIlroy failed to birdie the par-5 13th, and Li birdied four of his last six holes to beat the four-time major champion. "They're very nice to me". I wanted to win.

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