This will be the third year that the Farmers Insurance Open will start on Wednesday and conclude on Saturday. It’s the only PGA Tour stop with a Saturday final round and that has to do with football.
The NFL’s AFC and NFC Championship games are back-to-back this Sunday and with the monster TV ratings the league garners, the PGA Tour made a strategic move to avoid that day altogether.
“We are excited about the opportunity that these changes present and fully embrace the uniqueness that comes with being the only tournament on the PGA Tour schedule with a Saturday-evening finish,” Marty Gorsich, CEO of the Century Club of San Diego, which runs the Farmers, said in a statement in September of 2021 when the change was made official.
Golf Channel will have live TV coverage of the first two rounds Wednesday and Thursday. CBS will take over for Friday’s third round and Saturday’s final round.