2019 Farmers Insurance Recap: Justin Rose Takes the Title

By Ryan Watson

The 2019 Farmers Insurance wrapped up Sunday, January 27th and saw world number 1 Justin Rose claim his first win of the season. Rose was coping with playing a new set of Honma clubs after switching sponsors and was without regular caddie Mark Fulcher who is recovering from heart surgery, Nevertheless, he played electrifying golf throughout the weekend, setting the 54 hole scoring record with an impressive -18. However, a painfully slow start to his final round looked as if it might derail Rose’s fine tournament. Rose hit 3 bogeys on his opening 5 holes, reducing his lead to one stroke. However, Rose followed this wobble by hitting 5 birdies and finishing the round with a -21 overall score and a 2-stroke victory over Australian Adam Scott.  Rose’s performance produced the lowest score in 20 years as his 4 round sub-70 performance was the first at the tournament since 1995, when Torrey Pines courses were 700 yards shorter. In all, the tournament showed exactly why Rose is considered the best golfer in the world right now. After Rose and Scott, third place was shared by Hideki Matsuyama and PGA Tour Rookie Talor Gooch, while defending champion Jason Day ended the tournament tied with Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy in 5th a full 7 strokes behind the winner Rose. Tiger Woods couldn’t capture his 8th Farmers Insurance Open, but did manage to finish T20 with a strong final round score of 5 under par. 

About The Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.


Joshua L.  Scored 94 at  Brown Acres Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ben S. joined GolfLink
Terrance P. joined GolfLink
Jerton E. joined GolfLink
Brian W. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

Related Articles

Article Image Amen Corner's Impact on the Outcome of the Masters

Before the start of the 2021 Masters, GolfLink took a closer look a...

Article Image The Evans Scholarship: Guide to the Top Caddie Scholarship Program

For nearly 100 years, the Evans Scholarship has provided full colle...

Article Image Who Is Will Zalatoris? Masters Rookie Makes Noise in Round 1

Ranked 59th in the Official World Golf Rankings at the end of 2020,...

Article Image Hideki Matsuyama Builds Four-Stroke Masters Lead After 65 on Moving Day

After a Masters moving day that lived up to its name, a much cleare...

Article Image Masters Friday Brings Cutline Drama

The excitement that accompanies the first round of the Masters quic...

View All Related Articles