Farmers Insurance Open 2020: Dates, TV Schedule, How to Watch PGA Tour Online

Tiger Woods makes his PGA Tour debut for 2020 at the Farmers Insurance Open, which begins on Thursday at Torrey Pines, California.

The 44-year-old ended 2019 on a high, winning the Zozo Championship in Japan and finishing fourth in the Hero World Challenge, before leading the U.S. to victory in the Presidents Cup in Australia.

In his role as playing captain, Woods went 3-0 in his matches at Royal Melbourne and played a crucial role as the U.S. retained the trophy.

Woods begins 2020 as the world No. 6 and is determined to carry on where he left off in 2019, although he admitted he took a break from golf after the Presidents Cup triumph.

"I feel like I ended the year on a good note, and I felt like my game really didn't need a whole lot of dusting off,'' he said in his press conference on Tuesday.

"I didn't touch a club until my birthday [December 30]. That was the only day I touched a club since the Presidents Cup [ended December 15]. [I] just wanted to get away from it, I was a little bit fried physically, mentally, emotionally and just wanted to have it all end.

There are worse settings for the 15-time major winner to make his debut for the season than Torrey Pines, a course where he has won eight times in the past—seven at the Farmers Insurance Open and one at the 2008 U.S. Open.

Woods faces tough competition in San Diego, with a field packed with high-profile players. World No. 2 and No. 3 Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm are both in action, as is defending champion Justin Rose, the current world No. 8, and Xander Schauffele, who is currently one spot below the Englishman in the world rankings. Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth and Tony Finau are also in the mix, but world No. 1 Brooks Koepka isn't taking part.

The Floridian could lose the top spot in the world rankings, should McIlroy win at Torrey Pines. The Northern Irishman hasn't held the world No. 1 mantle since September 2015, but he's coming off an impressive season, which included four wins and top-10 finishes in 17 of his 25 starts.

"It's been a goal of mine for a while," he was quoted as saying by Golf Digest earlier this week. "Winning four times last year, I closed the gap a little. [...] And then, once I won the Tour Championship and then in China [WGC-HSBC Champions], I kind of saw that gap closing. Then it sort of became, 'Huh, I'm actually close.' [...] It's a very volatile system. It can move up and down very quickly, and I didn't know I was going to get a chance this early."

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the tournament.

Tiger Woods, Presidents Cup
Tiger Woods of the United States team putts on the 12th green during his single match on day four of the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on December 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Warren Little/Getty

When is the Farmers Insurance Open?

The Farmers Insurance Open runs from Thursday, January 23 to Sunday, January 26.

The purse for this year's event stands at $7.5 million, with the winner pocketing just shy of $1.3 million.

Where is the Farmers Insurance Open?

As it's been the case since 1968, the tournament will be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California.

The 36-hole, 72-par course stretches over 7,698 yards.

TV coverage

The tournament will be broadcast by Golf Channel and CBS, with the latter carrying the final two rounds.

Live stream

All four days of the tournament can be watched on PGA Tour Live, Golf Channel's digital platforms and via fuboTV. A live stream of the final two days of the tournament will be available via CBS' digital platforms.

TV schedule (All times ET)

Thursday, January 23

  • 3 p.m.—7p.m.—Golf Channel

Friday, January 24

  • 3 p.m.—7p.m.—Golf Channel

Saturday, January 25

  • 1 p.m.—2:45 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 3 p.m.—6 p.m.—CBS

Sunday, January 26

  • 1 p.m.—2:45 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 3 p.m.—6 p.m.—CBS

Farmers Insurance Open odds

According to Oddschecker, Rory McIlroy is a 13/2 favorite, followed by Jon Rahm and Tiger Woods at 8/1 and 11/1 respectively.

Xander Schauffele and Justin Rose follow at 16/1 and 18/1, while Hideki Matsuyama is a 20/1 outsider.

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