Farmers Insurance Open Matchup Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

The PGA Tour stays in Southern California this week for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines just outside of San Diego. Many of the world’s best players will be in action, including the red-hot Jon Rahm who won last week at The American Express. Unlike last week where scoring was very low, players will get a much tougher test this week on the North and South Courses at Torrey Pines. Jon Rahm is listed as the betting favorite at BetRivers. I am coming off a very nice 4-0-1 week with the matchups at The American Express. Let’s look at Farmers Insurance Open matchup picks.


Defending Champion: Luke List


Tournament Notes: This event takes place at Torrey Pines on the North and South Courses with players playing each course over the first two rounds, while the South Course is used for the final two rounds.


Farmers Insurance Matchups

Rahm, Jon -186 vs. Finau, Tony

Rahm, Jon -200 vs. Schauffele, Xander

Thomas, Justin -129 vs. Sungjae Im

Schauffele, Xander -186 vs. Morikawa, Collin

Zalatoris, Will -159 vs. Homa, Max

Finau, Tony -140 vs. Homa, Max

Day, Jason -137 vs. Matsuyama, Hideki

Thomas, Justin -140 vs. McNealy, Maverick

Zalatoris, Will -140 vs. Kim, Si Woo

Montgomery, Taylor -167 vs. Kim, Si Woo

Morikawa, Collin -120 vs. Im, Sungjae

Bradley, Keegan -129 vs. Davis, Cameron

Hadwin, Adam -137 vs. Rose, Justin

Smalley, Alex -159 vs. English, Harris

Stallings, Scott -125 vs. Grillo, Emiliano

Burmester, Dean -137 vs. Hossler, Beau

McNealy, Maverick -159 vs. Theegala, Sahith

Spaun, J.J. -117 vs. Pendrith, Taylor

Buckley, Hayden -114 vs. List, Luke

Munoz, Sebastian -150 vs. Palmer, Ryan

Theegala, Sahith -110 vs. Bradley, Keegan

Palmer, Ryan -115 vs. Buckley, Hayden

Davis, Cam -120 vs. Hadwin, Adam

Jaegar, Stephan -120 vs. Griffin, Ben

Hardy, Nick -115 vs. Grillo, Emiliano

Hossler, Beau -120 vs. NeSmith, Matthew

Munoz, Sebastian -120 vs. Riley, Davis

Rose, Justin -115 vs. Spaun, J.J.

Clark, Wyndham -130 vs. Shelton, Robby

Smalley, Alex -120 vs. Gordon, Will

Stallings, Scott -130 vs. English, Harris



Golf Picks


Schauffele, Xander +170 vs. Rahm, Jon


I know it is risky to go against Rahm right now, as he is the hottest player in the world, but this price is ridiculous. Schauffele is a La Jolla native and he has played well at Torrey Pines in the past, as he tied for 2nd last year in this event and he tied for 7th in the U.S. Open. He is in good form, as he tied for 3rd last week. I’ll take Schauffele at the big plus price.


Zalatoris, Will -140 vs. Kim, Si Woo


Zalatoris nearly won this event a year ago and he tied for 7th in 2021. He is in good form since returning from a back injury with all eight of his rounds under 70. I know Kim has a win this season, but I still think Zalatoris is the better player and I don’t think it is close. I’ll take Zalatoris in this matchup.


Montgomery, Taylor -167 vs. Kim, Si Woo


I am going against Kim again in this matchup and taking Montgomery. He tied for 11th in this event a year ago with Kim and there is no arguing the form of Montgomery this season as he has made all nine cuts and he has eight top 15 finishes. I’ll lay the price and take Montgomery in this matchup.


Shelton, Robby +110 vs. Clark, Wyndham


A player who is going under the radar a bit is Shelton who is coming off a tie for 6th last week at The American Express. He has five top 25 finishes already this season. He also finished in a tie for 16th in this event two years ago. I’ll take him at the plus price in this matchup.


Buckley, Hayden -114 vs. List, Luke


I’ll go against the defending champion in this matchup. Did you know that since his win in this event a year ago, List has missed the cut in 14 of his 27 starts? Buckley is off to a nice start this season and he may be a bit undervalued. I’ll lay the small price and take Buckley in this matchup.

Check out the latest Farmers Insurance Open matchups at BetRivers.