Recap: Jason Day wins Farmers Insurance Open in playoff

Jason Day won a four-man playoff to capture the Farmers Insurance Open Sunday at Torrey Pines.

Day made par on the second playoff hole, the par-3 16th, to defeat J.B. Holmes. Harris English and defending champion Scott Stallings also made the playoff, but were eliminated on the first playoff hole, the par-5 18th.

“It’s just an amazing feeling because I’ve worked so hard for this,” said Day, who wins for the first time since the WGC Match Play last season. He also will move to No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Here’s how it all unfolded Sunday in San Diego.

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Update No. 19: 7:11 p.m. ET

J.B. Holmes can’t get up and down for par and Jason Day wins the playoff with par at the 16th.

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Update No. 18: 7:04 p.m. ET

After J.B. Holmes flies the green on the second playoff hole, the par-3 16th, Jason Day sticks his tee ball to 15 feet.

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Update No. 17: 6:55 p.m. ET

Harris English and Scott Stallings are eliminated with pars at the par-5 18th while J.B. Holmes and Jason Day move on with birdies. Day was the only player to go for the green in two.

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Update No. 16: 6:25 p.m. ET

J.B. Holmes lays up and settles for par at the par-5 18th while Harris English birdies to get into a four-way playoff – English, Holmes, Scott Stallings and Jason Day.

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Update No. 15: 6:02 p.m. ET

J.B. Holmes pars the 17th and he will head to the par-5 18th needing a birdie or better to win the tournament.

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Update No. 14: 5:46 p.m. ET

Jason Day nearly puts his third shot in the water on a chip from off the green at the par-5 18th. His ball ends up inches from the hazard, but he’s able to get up and down for par to join Scott Stallings in the clubhouse at 9 under.

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Update No. 13: 5:36 p.m. ET

Harris English’s second straight bogey, at the 15th, drops him to 8 under. He’s now a shot back of Scott Stallings, Jason Day and J.B. Holmes.

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Update No. 12: 5:30 p.m. ET

Bogeys at the par-4 14th drop Harris English and J.B. Holmes back to 9 under, where they are joined in the lead by Jason Day and Scott Stallings. Stallings just wrapped up a final-round 69 and is the current clubhouse leader.

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Update No. 11: 4:56 p.m. ET

Harris English gets up and down for birdie at the par-5 13th to join J.B. Holmes at 10 under. Both are 1 under on the day.

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Update No. 10: 4:27 p.m. ET

Harris English is currently a shot back of the lead at 9 under. He is on the 12th hole coming off two straight birdies, including this chip-in birdie at the par-4 10th hole:

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Update No. 9: 4:15 p.m. ET

Defending champion Scott Stallings makes a long eagle chip at the par-5 13th to get to 9 under. However, he’s still a shot back after J.B. Holmes’ birdie at the 10th moves Holmes to 10 under.

Here’s a look at the shot:

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Update No. 8: 4:03 p.m. ET

Jhonattan Vegas falls out of the lead with double bogey at the par-4 12th. Vegas hit a poor drive left and only advanced his second shot about 30 yards. He found the green with his fourth shot and then two-putted from 25 feet for the double. That leaves J.B. Holmes as the solo leader at 9 under.

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Update No. 7: 3:50 p.m. ET

J.B. Holmes closes his front nine with birdie at the par-5 ninth to join Jhonattan Vegas in the lead at 9 under. Holmes had three birdies and three bogeys on that front nine.

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Update No. 6: 3:03 p.m. ET

Jhonattan Vegas drains a 30-footer for birdie at the par-3 eighth to take the lead at 9 under. Vegas has now birdied both the par 3s on the front nine today.

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Update No. 5: 2:53 p.m. ET

Jimmy Walker gets up and down for birdie at the par-5 sixth and he joins what is now a four-way tie for the lead at 8 under.

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Update No. 4: 2:28 p.m. ET

The par-4 fourth hole is playing really tough today and the lead group plays it in a combined 5 over. Harris English bogeyed the fourth and is now tied for the lead at 8 under with Jhonattan Vegas.

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Update No. 3: 1:58 p.m. ET

J.B. Holmes left himself 18 feet for par at the par-4 second and he can’t convert, bogeying the hole to drop to 8 under. Harris English is now the outright leader at 9 under.

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Update No. 2: 1:37 p.m. ET

After a tough third-round 73 on Saturday, Jhonattan Vegas is off to a good start today. He made par on his first two holes before nearly holing his tee shot at the par-3 third. He then made the 5-footer for birdie to get to 8 under, where he’s one shot behind leaders J.B. Holmes and Harris English, who each opened their final rounds with par.

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Update No. 1: 1:20 p.m. ET

The leaders have just teed off in the final round, but before we get things going with today’s blog, let’s take a look at how Round 3 unfolded:

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Saturday’s coverage

Sunday shootout takes shape in San Diego

The top of the leaderboard is jam-packed heading into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Poulter plays into contention despite car troubles

Ian Poulter’s car may have been towed in San Diego, but the issue did not distract him on the course at Torrey Pines.

Koepka shakes off Friday five-putt

A five-putt on 18 Friday did not shake the laid-back Brooks Koepka.

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Friday’s coverage

English, others eye Farmers victory after several stars exit

As much as the door at the Farmers Insurance Open was closed shut on Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and other stars, it has been kicked open by players who are starved for great success, including leader Harris English.

Mickelson calls putting ‘beyond pathetic’ after MC at Farmers

Phil Mickelson three-putted five times in two rounds at the Farmers Insurance Open to miss the cut for the second straight week on the PGA Tour.

Koepka five-putts 18th green at Torrey Pines’ South Course

One week after notching his first PGA Tour victory, Brooks Koepka five-putted the final hole of his second round Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Henry re-charged, humbled after rough 2013-14 season

After a rough PGA Tour season and a trip to the Tour Finals last year, 39-year-old J.J. Henry entered 2014-15 re-charged and humbled.

Recap: English leads Farmers as stars bow out

Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson were among those who missed the cut Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open. Harris English, however, will enter Saturday with a two-shot lead.

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Thursday’s coverage

Short shots derail Johnson in his PGA Tour return

In Dustin Johnson’s first PGA Tour round in more than six months, he did not see the sought-after results.

Horschel bounces back to card 72 after early lost-ball mystery

After an early triple bogey, Billy Horschel showed some resolve in a round of 72.

Knost takes a mature view of his return to Tour

Not every one is Jordan Spieth or Rickie Fowler. Colt Knost understands that in his return to the PGA Tour.

Recap: Farmers Insurance Open, Round one

Nicholas Thompson went low on a day that saw Tiger withdraw and Dustin Johnson struggle in his return.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Short-game questions follow Tiger Woods to Torrey Pines

Practice makes perfect, but in a golf world that revolves around Tiger Woods, practice only attracts greater scrutiny, and it raises more questions and leads to furious head-shaking.

Tiger Woods needs his old swagger, Colin Montgomerie says

When it comes to Tiger Woods and his recent struggles, there is no short supply of opinions on what’s happening with the former World No. 1, and what he should do next.

Phil Mickelson on Tiger Woods: ‘His game will come back pretty quickly’

Phil Mickelson understands the chipping woes plaguing Tiger Woods and says Woods’ game will be just fine.

Dustin Johnson adds new driver, fairway wood in Tour return

Dustin Johnson showed up on the range Tuesday morning at Torrey Pines with a new TaylorMade AeroBurner driver and new AeroBurner 3-wood in his bag.

Caddies sue PGA Tour in quest to share in bib money

The old adage that caddies should show up, keep up and shut up changed Tuesday when a group of bagmen on the PGA Tour filed a lawsuit in federal court that could cost the Tour hundreds of millions of dollars.

Tim Finchem responds to PGA Tour caddies’ lawsuit

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem responded Wednesday to a federal lawsuit filed a day earlier by a group of Tour caddies, saying that any dispute should be between the bagmen and their players – the actual employers – and not the Tour.

U.S. Amateur champion Gunn Yang’s goal in PGA Tour debut: make the cut at Torrey Pines

U.S. Amateur champion Gunn Yang wants to make the cut in his PGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open, but he’s also hoping for more.

Tiger at 50-1 odds to win Farmers; Spieth tabbed as favorite

Tiger Woods is at 50-1 odds to win this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

UCLA’s Jake Knapp qualifies for Farmers Insurance Open

UCLA junior Jake Knapp shot 7-under 65 Monday at El Camino Country Club to qualify for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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