Just “Fore” You! “Preview Day” (& more) at the 2015 “Farmers Insurance Open” at Torrey Pines, San Diego

Torrey Pines Fog and Trees; Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Torrey Pines Fog and Trees; Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications

Torrey Pines Golf Course is magnificently perched on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is truly a gorgeous course. Just spectacular!

San Diego had a foggy start the morning of February 4, 2015, leading to a 2-plus hour delay (even for Tiger Woods’ tee time) for the prestigious PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open Preview “Pro-Am” (Professional-Amateur) at Torrey Pines, which officially runs February 5-8.

Torrey Pines Golf Course Bird “Yellow Chested Chat”;
Farmers Open Fan Village

I was invited to attend a Small Business Summit at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines during the morning. As luck would have it, we received a comp ticket for the tournament, so I decided to venture out. It was a spectacular day! After walking nearly 10,000 steps I am hoping to return again this weekend for more!

I arrived a bit after noon and strolled a bit, had lunch at the concession stand and miraculously was just in time to catch Phil Mickelson finishing the 9th hole on the South course.

Farmers Open: Phil Mickelson; Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Farmers Open: Phil Mickelson;  Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Farmers Open: Phil Mickelson; Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Farmers Open: Phil Mickelson;  Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Farmers Open: Phil Mickelson; Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications

Phil Mickelson was kind enough to grace the crowd with his autographs after he finished playing for the day.

Farmers Open: Phil Mickelson;  Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Farmers Open: Phil Mickelson; Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Farmers Open: Anticipating Phil Mickelson's Autograph! Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Farmers Open: Anticipating Phil Mickelson’s Autograph! Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Farmers Open Torrey Pines, Phil Mickelson; Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications
Farmers Open Torrey Pines, Phil Mickelson; Photo by Susan Farese, SJF Communications

Oh…if you attend the Farmers Insurance Open, please heed my advice: WEAR COMFY SHOES! Hydrate! Be respectful of the players. Keep noise to a minimum. Finally, have fun!

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