Farmers Insurance Open Preview: Tiger's Tourney
Farmers Insurance Open Preview: Tiger's Tourney

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

Editor's note: Congratulations to Greg Vara who was named the Fantasy Sports Writers Association Golf Writer of the Year.


Opening day. That phrase undoubtedly brings a picture to mind. Whether it's the first Monday of the baseball season, or the first Sunday of the NFL season, there is something about that first full slate of games that gets us all excited. As golf fans, opening day means something different to each of us and not because we have a certain affinity for a given event. It's because there are so many unofficial starting points to the PGA Tour season. The folks at PGA Tour headquarters would like us to treat October as the new "opening day," but that doesn't sit well with a lot of us. Others stick to the calendar and call the first event in Hawaii "opening day." There are even some old-school golf fans left who don't pay attention until the PGA Tour heads to Florida. For my money, though, the season really gets going at Torrey Pines. It's the first full-field event of the season that's held on a "real" course with a stellar field. Perhaps my opinion has been hijacked by Tiger's schedule, but you have to admit, there's something about getting back to California and seeing the really big names on the leaderboard. I'm not alone either. CBS steps into the picture this week and nothing says "this is the real deal" like hearing Jim Nance on a Sunday afternoon. So get ready

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the 2013 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year. In addition to producing the weekly preview and the bulk of the draft kit content, Vara participates in Yahoo!'s "Experts Picks" where he routinely dominates. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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