Farmers Insurance Open 2013: Day 1 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJanuary 24, 2013

LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 24:  Brandt Snedeker hits a tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines North Course on January 24, 2013 in La Jolla, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The 2013 Farmer Insurance Open started off with a bang on Thursday at Torrey Pines as a top-10 player shares the lead.

That top-10 player isn't Tiger Woods (who still had a good day) or Phil Mickelson (who struggled). Instead, the world saw Brandt Snedeker post a seven-under-par 65 to share the lead with K.J. Choi. Snedeker, as you may remember, tied for third place at the British Open last year.

Here's a look at the leaderboard, highlights and analysis of Day 1 at Torrey Pines.


Day 1 Leaderboard

Position Player Total
T1 Brandt Snedeker -7
T1 K.J. Choi
T3 Adam Hadwin -6
T3 Luke List -6
T3 Ross Fisher -6
T3 Billy Horschel -6
T3 Charles Howell III -6
T3 Josh Teater -6
T3 Mike Weir -6
T3 Scott Stallings -6


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Brandt Snedeker, who tied for third at the British Open last year and placed third at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to start off 2013, had a strong Day 1 at Torrey Pines.

The 32-year-old posted a seven-under-par 65 on Thursday, highlighted by seven birdies and zero bogies.

World No. 24 Bo Van Pelt, who finished tied for 27th at the Humana Challenge to kick off 2013, had a good day as well, registering a five-under 67 to place himself among the leaders.

Tiger Woods managed a five-under 67, but he was far from consistent. He nailed an eagle and posted six birdies, but he also registered a double bogey and two bogeys. He's in contention after Day 1.

Charles Howell III, who tied for second at the Humana Challenge, is tied for third through one day at the Farmers Insurance Open. The 33-year-old posted one eagle and six birdies on the day.



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After finding himself in the bunker, Tiger eagled hole No. 6 on Thursday with a 39-foot beauty. It came just two holes after scoring a double bogey on hole No. 4.

Brandt Snedeker, who found himself among the leaders after Day 1, birdied hole No. 18 after a nice pitch shot off the green.

Phil Mickelson, who finds himself at even par through Day 1, scored four bogeys on Thursday, but he also notched four birdies. His best shot of the day may have been his 80-yard wedge shot from the rough on hole No. 16.


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