McIlroy to begin year at Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will begin his year at the Farmers Insurance Open, which will be played Jan. 22-26 at Torrey Pines.

Ranked No. 2 in the world, McIlroy will join 12 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking in San Diego, including notable names such as Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Justin Rose and Gary Woodland. 

McIlroy, who has 18 PGA Tour titles to his name, finished T-5 in his Farmers Insurance Open debut last year. 

In his first start of his Tour season, he won the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, besting Xander Schauffele in a playoff. 

The field is not yet final, as the commitment deadline is Friday, Jan. 17. 

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Rahm excited to watch his bride walk down the aisle

NASSAU, Bahamas — As Jon Rahm prepares to defend his title this week at Albany Golf Course, he will also be playing his final tournament as a single man.

Rahm is set to marry fiancée Kelley Cahill next week in a Catholic ceremony in Rahm’s home church in Bilbao, Spain.

Asked what he was looking forward to the most about the big day, the 25-year-old Rahm cracked a couple of jokes – “I could say so many bad stuff right now” and “I’m really looking forward to writing all those checks to pay for it” – before delivering a moving response.

Hi, Jon. Tell us about your wedding plans

Hi, Jon. Tell us about your wedding plans

“All jokes aside, I think the part I’m looking forward to – in Spain, it’s going to be a Catholic wedding, a church that I basically grew up going to with my grandma, and it’s a really special place for all people of the City of Bilbao,” Rahm said. “And I think when I see those doors open and see her walking down the aisle for the first time, I think it’s going to be what I’m looking forward to the most, that first moment of seeing her walk down the aisle.

“There’s so many possible parts of the day I could mention, but I think that’s the single moment probably that I’m looking forward to the most.”

The world No. 3 gifted Cahill quite the wedding present after winning the Race to Dubai and its $5 million prize two weeks ago, but his words Tuesday likely earned him a few more brownie points with the future Mrs. Rahm.

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