Fantasy Golf Picks for the Farmers Insurance Open

Jason Day at the Houston Open.
Jason Day at the Houston Open. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The PGA Tour turns its attention to Torrey Pines this week for the Farmers Insurance Open, which will also be the site of this year's U.S. Open. Expect the course to be long and tough. With that in mind, let's take a look at three names to consider when putting together your fantasy team for this week's event.

Jon Rahm:
Jon Rahm is long off the tee, ranking No. 25 on tour in driving distance. He is also No. 6 on tour in Strokes Gained (SG): Off-The-Tee. He hasn't played a lot lately, but he is coming off back-to-back T-7 finishes and a T-2 before that back in October. Rahm won this event back in 2017, and has finished in the top-5 in three of his four starts in this event, including a second-place finish last year. He also ranks No. 5 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 11 in SG: Total.

Tony Finau:
Tony Finau makes this list for similar reasons to Rahm, just a little less convincingly. He ranks No. 27 in driving distance, while being No. 23 in SG: Off-The-Tee. He is also No. 18 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 22 in SG: Total. In his six career appearances at this event, he has never finished worse than 24th, but also has three top-10 finishes, which include back-to-back sixth-place finishes the last two years.

Jason Day:
Jason Day hasn't been as impressive of late and his odds reflect that, but he has a fantastic history here. Over his last eight appearances in this event, he has five top-10 finishes, four top-5 finishes and two wins. He has missed the cut twice in that time frame, but that's why he can be viewed with some potential value here. Not playing since November might insinuate some rust, but there are probably few places on tour where Day seems more comfortable, at least that's what it looks like judging by his scorecards.

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