Farmers Insurance Open 2020 Brings Back Woods: Odds and Predictions (Updated)

  • Tiger Woods confirms his return to Torrey Pines and looks determined to snatch the title for a 9th time
  • He will face off with defending champion Justin Rose and other golf heavyweights
  • John Rahm, Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth are just some of the names who have signed up ahead of the deadline on Friday, January 17

The Farmers Insurance Open will shape up as one of the most competitive golf competitions this year, with Tiger Woods and a crop of golf heavyweights confirming their participation.

Is Tiger Woods Playing in the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open?

The short answer is yes. After a fairly successful if a bit controversial 2019, Tiger Woods is back at the top – or at least he would try to be. The legendary golfer will skip the AT&T Pebble Beach in February, but he will not miss out to make his mark on January.

The Farmers Insurance Open is perhaps the best place for Woods to start out as his proven track record – eight titles on the course – definitely gives him an advantage. His history with the course is one that has all the trappings of imminent success.

Woods reined supreme between 2005-2008, winning four consecutive times on the course to the dismay of opponents and praises of fans. His victory in 2008 was even more significant given the fact he had to fight off an injury and face off Rocco Mediate, a proven golfer himself in the final.

2020 Farmers Insurance Open Odds

Sportsbooks have made up their minds whom to back, and after Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas listed Woods listed at 12/1 to win the 2020 edition earlier this month, we finally have the full picture.

Here are the golfers you should probably be backing to win the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open and their odds to do so:

GolferOdds (BetOnline)Odds (MyBookie) Odds (Bovada)
Rory McIlroy+450+300 +450
Jon Rahm+700+600 +700
Bubba Watson +1200+1400 +1200
Tiger Woods +1200+1100 +1200
Sun-Jae Im +1200+1200 +1600
Tony Finau +1600+1800 +1800
Keegan Bradley +2200+1800 +2200
Jordan Spieth +2000+2200 +2500
Byeong Hun An +2800+3000 +2800
Sebastian Cappelen +2500+2400 +2800
J.B. Holmes +3300+4500 +3300
Marc Leishman +3300+3600 +3300
Russell Knox +3300+4300 +3300
Hideki Matsuyama +3300+4500+5000
Patrick Reed +4000+3600 +4000

*Live odds are updated until the last round.

When and where is the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open?

  • Date: January 23 – January 26
  • Time: 7:30 AM
  • Place: Torrey Pines Golf Course

The Farmers Insurance Open will take place in a few weeks on January 23 and run through January 26 with the event starting at 7:30 AM. The event is taking place at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California.

Who Won the 2019 Edition and Who’s Back in 2020?

Justin Rose managed to secure an outstanding victory in the 2019 edition of the event, pulling ahead with two shots of Australian Adam Scott. Just like Woods appearance in this year’s event, Rose will just be starting his year in golfing.

And he is back for another shot at the title, which will pit him against the true legend of the Torrey Pines Golf Course – Woods himself. In the meantime, though, they might have both to watch out as the field of contestants is quickly filling up. Earlier this week, on Tuesday, both Jason Day and Rickie Fowler confirmed they would be part of the event. Other big names include:

  • Jon Rahm
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Gary Woodland
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Jordan Spieth

This hardly exhausts the list, but there is also another week to go before we know who will be participating for sure (hence the trouble with listing the odds just yet). Registration continues through Friday, January 17 with more big names expected to join duly.

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