PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Farmers Insurance Open
PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Farmers Insurance Open

This article is part of our PGA Tour Stats Review series.

If last week was historic – Brooks Koepka's first PGA Tour win and Tiger Woods' inability to chip – then this week should be intriguing, as many of the same players from last week make the hop from Arizona to San Diego while one big name makes a long-awaited return. Here's this week's stats preview:

History Lesson

Scott Stallings is the defending champion, as he defeated K.J. Choi, Graham DeLaet, Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Pat Perez by one. In 2013, Woods beat Brandt Snedeker and Josh Teater by four, and in 2012 Snedeker beat Kyle Stanley in a playoff.

Let's be honest here: I'm not sure anyone is taking Woods in fantasy. And for good reason. The guy flat out couldn't chip last week, and until he proves otherwise – and consistently – even the best player of his generation isn't worthy of a fantasy start.

DeLaet and Snedeker are. DeLaet tied for 30th at the Humana Challenge and finished T7 last week in Phoenix where he was fifth in strokes gained-tee to green and ninth in driving accuracy. (Editor's note: DeLaet withdrew with an illness after this article was posted.)

Snedeker has won and contended here, which is key when you have to play well on both the North and South Courses at Torrey Pines. He also has shown a propensity to go low, which you need to do as well, especially on the North Course. He tied for 10th last week at the Phoenix Open, finishing the

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Jeremy Schilling
Schilling covers golf for RotoWire, focusing on young and up-and-coming players. He was a finalist for the FSWA's Golf Writer of the Year award. He also contributes to PGA Magazine and hosts the popular podcast "Teeing It Up" on BlogTalkRadio.
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