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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Four tied through 54 holes at Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

SHANGHAI — Blake Windred of Australia ended a rough back nine Saturday with a 5-foot birdie to salvage a 2-over 74 and join a four-way tie for the lead going into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur.

Ren Yonezawa of Japan had the lead until missing a short par putt on the par-5 18th. He shot a 73.

They were at 8-under 208, along with Yung-Hua Liu of Taiwan and Yuto Katsuragawa of Japan, who each shot 69 at Sheshan International.


Full-field scores from the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship


In the previous 10 editions of the Asia-Pacific Amateur, there had never been a tie after 54 holes.

Now there are four sharing the lead, with plenty more poised to win the tournament and earn exemptions to the Masters and Open Championship.

Six others, including world amateur No. 1 and defending champion Takumi Kanaya, were within three of the lead.

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