The normal Sunday end for the Farmers Insurance coverage Open might be lacking in January.
Blame — or credit score — the NFL.
With the professional soccer season extending an additional week into February, the convention championship video games at the moment are scheduled for Jan. 30 — the identical Sunday the Farmers was set to finish.
To keep away from a battle, the PGA Tour and Farmers Insurance coverage introduced Tuesday that the event at Torrey Pines Golf Course will transfer up a day and start Wednesday, Jan. 26, and end Saturday, Jan. 29.
Golf Channel will carry the primary two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, in addition to lead-in protection on the ultimate two days. CBS Sports activities will start its golf season with protection of the ultimate two rounds on Friday and Saturday, with end instances at about 5 p.m.
Sundown in La Jolla that weekend happens at about 5:20.
“We’re excited in regards to the alternative that these modifications current and absolutely embrace the individuality that comes with being the one event on the PGA Tour schedule with a Saturday-evening end,” Marty Gorsich, CEO of the Century Membership of San Diego, which runs the Farmers, stated in an announcement. “The change in dates will permit us to get artistic within the experiences that we provide for followers, hospitality purchasers and sponsors whereas concurrently shining a fair brighter highlight on San Diego to these tuning in around the globe.”
Patrick Reed received the 2021 Farmers by 5 pictures with a 14-under complete of 274 for 4 rounds.
This story initially appeared in San Diego Union-Tribune.