Tiger's MC, Stallings' Closing Birdie Highlight Weekend at Torrey Pines
Scott Stallings (pictured above in a photo tweeted by the PGA Tour) narrowly averted a cumbersome six-man playoff when he two-putted for birdie on the 72nd hole at Torrey Pines to win the Farmers Insurance Open by a single shot over five fellow competitors and earn his third career PGA Tour win. But the talk of the weekend was Tiger Woods' missed secondary cut at a course where he has historically dominated. Here's a quick statistical rundown of the weekend's action.
1 Think putting is important? Stallings ranked first in the field in strokes gained, putting, with 2.794, more than making up for some weaker ball-striking stats.
156 With the win, Stallings leaps 156 spots in the FedExCup rankings, moving from 166 to 10.
2 Stallings' birdie on 18 averted a six-man playoff. In PGA Tour history, there have been two such playoffs, most recently at the 2001 Nissan Open won by Robert Allenby.
1 Stallings is the first player to win using the new Titleist Vokey Design SM5 wedge, which was just unveiled this week at the PGA Merchandise Show.
79 It doesn't count as a missed cut; it's officially a Made Cut, Did Not Finish. But Tiger Woods' Saturday 79 and missed secondary cut was the weekend's most shocking result. Woods has won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines seven times and won his last major, the 2008 U.S. Open, on the storied SoCal layout. The 79, which included two straight double bogeys, was only the fourth over-par round in his 57 career rounds at the event. He failed to birdie even one of the 12 par 5s he played. Woods needed a 10-foot par putt on 18 to break 80.
Shot of the day: Billy Horschel holed a 95-yard approach for eagle on 18 at Torrey Pines.