Farmers Insurance Open to tee off at Torrey Pines in January without fans

Posted at 10:38 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 13:38:45-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – One of the PGA Tour’s most popular events, the Farmers Insurance Open, will once again be held in San Diego, but no fans will be allowed to attend the January 2021 tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Event organizers Century Club of San Diego announced Monday that the Farmers Insurance Open is set for Jan. 25-31 at Torrey Pines Golf Course.

However, spectators will be prohibited from the tournament site.

Century Club CEO Marty Gorsich said, “We recognize that COVID-19 requires dramatic modifications to the operations of our annual event. We have been working closely with the PGA TOUR as well as the County and City of San Diego in our planning. The safety and well-being of everyone affiliated with the Farmers Insurance Open® and our community remains our top priority. While we will certainly miss the energy our fans bring to Torrey, we remain focused on delivering a PGA TOUR competition that showcases the best players in the game set against the backdrop of one of the most storied courses in the world.

The Farmers Insurance Open originated as the San Diego Open in 1952. Since 1968, the event has been played at Torrey Pines.

“We are grateful for the support from the entire San Diego community throughout the years. Our team is ready and fully committed to continue providing a first-class tournament to benefit our charity partners and showcase the City of San Diego to a national and international broadcast audience,” Gorsich added.