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Wednesday highlights from the 2024 Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego

2024 Farmers Insurance Open

Michael Kim putts on the 18th green during the first round of the 2024 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. (Photo: Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports)

The PGA Tour’s new season format for 2024 puts quite a bit of importance on events like the Farmers that come a week before signature events like next week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Ryan Fox entered the week No. 32 in the Official World Golf Ranking and would qualify for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am if he moves inside the top 30 in next week’s ranking. He’s currently T-48 at 2 under.

The Aon Next 10 and Aon Swing 5 are eligibility pathways for players who aren’t already qualified to play their way into signature events. The Aon Next 10 for the next two signature events was previously determined through the FedEx Cup Fall standings from 2023, but the Swing 5 is still in play.

The top five players not otherwise exempt who earn the most FedEx Cup points from the Sony Open in Hawaii, American Express and Farmers Insurance Open will qualify for Pebble Beach. The top five players not otherwise exempt who earn the most FedEx Cup points during those three events and the WM Phoenix Open will qualify for the Genesis Invitational.

Grayson Murray (500 points) and Christiaan Bezuidenhout (300 points) are in good shape, with Justin Thomas (145 points) and Kevin Yu (145 points) seemingly secure as well. That leaves the final spot up for grabs.

Carl Yuan (122.500 points) holds a slight advantage over Michael Kim (102.217 points), Matthieu Pavon (98.563 points) and Keith Mitchell (98.417 points). Kim (T-9), Pavon (T-34) and Mitchell (T-72) are all within striking distance, but it could be for nothing as Hisatsune, who sits T-2 and a shot out of the lead, is ninth with 85.917 points and could jump them all with a high finish.


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