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Mark your calendars now, because one of golf’s biggest events of the year, the Farmers Insurance Open, returns to San Diego in 2014. San Diego’s leg of the annual PGA TOUR will take place Jan. 23-26, 2014, at the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course, where Tiger Woods will attempt to reclaim his title. Read More…

Of course you want to see Tiger Woods play in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course.

But would you like a chance to see one of the greatest golfers of all time as he rehearses for a seventh win in the tournament, eighth overall at Torrey Pines counting his amazing victory in the 2008 U.S. Open? Read More…

For those accustomed to playing a full-length championship golf course, Presidio Hills Golf Course may not seem like much at first glance. But dismissing it would be a big mistake.

“It’s a special place,” said Presidio head golf professional Paul Bush. “There’s a lot of history here.”

Presidio is one of the oldest par-3 courses in the country. It was built in 1932 under the direction of notable golf course architect William Park Bell, who didn’t make a hole over 100 yards — the 94-yard fifth hole is the longest — but did use the hollows and hills to provide …

The grandstands surrounding the 18th hole on the Torrey Pines South Course were filled with spectators Sunday, hours before the leaders of the Farmers Insurance Open approached the final hole. As the day wore on, fans began crowding the ropes adjacent to the green and then along both sides of the fairway. By the time the final groups approached, the gallery grew to the point of gridlock.

Much of the buzz earlier in the week was the return of Tiger Woods to Torrey Pines, but he would finish well down the leaderboard at just 1-under-par for the tournament. Instead, the …

Watching the world’s best golfers is what draws fans to the Torrey Pines Golf Course for the Farmers Insurance Open. The wide assortment of promotional booths, sponsor tents and other activities at the entrances and along some of the fairways is a pleasant surprise that makes the experience even more memorable.

The Kodak booth and the Military Appreciation Pavilion, both located adjacent to the South’s 14th green, are two of the more popular places.

Thousands of fans have taken advantage of the opportunity to get their picture taken at the Kodak booth. Amber, Piper or one of the others in …

Fans packed the stands behind the 15th green on the South Course at Torrey Pines and lined the ropes that fence off the green and fairway as the group that included Tiger Woods, Rocco Mediate and Anthony Kim approached during Friday’s second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

One young man, probably one of the more resourceful fans and certainly one of the most agile, scaled a tree to get a better view of things.

“Perfect,” said the teenager. “I can see the tee box from here and everything.”

A moment later a marshall looked up and said, “You can’t …

Mark Twain once referred to golf as “a good walk spoiled.”

Tell that to the thousands of fans who thoroughly enjoyed themselves Thursday walking the grounds of the North and South courses at Torrey Pines for the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Spectacular was more like it. The weather was magnificent, the scenery was stunning and the golf was great.

The spectators saw South Korea’s Sunghoon Kang shoot an 8-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead. They watched three other players come within two strokes of Kang and 10 others — including hometown favorite Phil Mickelson and John …

The last time Tiger Woods walked the grounds of the Torrey Pines Golf Course was during his 2008 U.S. Open playoff victory. It was just Woods, Rocco Mediate and about 30,000 fans who made the surroundings seem more like a rock concert than a golf tournament.

Woods returned Wednesday morning — and so did the crowds.

Maybe not 30,000, but, heck, this was only the pro-am. The four-day tournament begins Thursday morning. Woods is again paired with Mediate — hmmm, that seems like more than just a coincidence — and young Anthony Kim in a group that tees off at …

Monday is always very casual the week of the Farmers Insurance Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course as final preparations are made for the PGA event.

Last-minute touches on the tee boxes, firming up the fairways and grooming the greens is done by the grounds crew. Sponsor booths, souvenir and refreshment stands are loaded with merchandise. Media members from as near as Rancho Bernardo and as far as Australia and Japan begin checking in, as do some of the golfers in the 156-man field.…