SAN DIEGO — Eight of the top 20 players in the Official World Golf Ranking made the trip to this week’s PGA Tour stop along the California coast, and five made the 36-hole cut, the only time this season there will be a Thursday cut.
While most of the top-ranked players in the field earned tee times for the South Course at Torrey Pines on Friday and Saturday, a handful of well-known players will be heading home (or up the road to Pebble Beach) earlier than planned from the 2024 Farmers Insurance Open.
Here are the notable PGA Tour players (and southern California club professionals) who are heading home early after missing the cut – which came in at 3 under – at Torrey Pines.
Morikawa was in good shape after a 5-under 67 on Wednesday on the North Course but got bit by two double bogeys Thursday on the South Course to miss the cut by one.
Im avoided the big numbers on Wednesday’s trip around the North Course with a 1-over 73 but didn’t go low enough on Thursday with a 3-under 69 and missed the cut by one.
Day struggled in the first round on the South Course with a 2-over 74 and and didn’t do enough with a 1-under 71 on the North Course in round two.
Block was flirting with the weekend after a 3-under 69 effort in the first round but a disappointing 4-over 76 doomed him to yet another missed cut on Tour since his 15 minutes of PGA Championship fame.