A decade after making his PGA Excursion debut, 32-year-old Eddie Olson of Aptos is taking his golfing recreation again to the best possible stage. He’ll compete within the Farmers Insurance coverage Open at Torrey Pines starting Thursday.
Olson shot 5-under-par 67 and tied for 3rd on the match’s Monday qualifier at Endure Creek Golfing Membership in Murrieta.
The highest 4 scorers Monday complicated. Becoming a member of Olson are co-medalists Harry Corridor and Jacob Bergeron, who shot 66, and previous Cal golfer KK Limbhasut, one in all 5 gamers to shoot 67.
Olson began at the 10th hollow and was once even thru seven holes, with a birdie at the par-5 11th and bogey at the par-4 15th. He was once flawless the remainder of the best way, carding 5 extra birdies over his ultimate 11 holes. He earned birdies at the par-4 17th, par-Five third, par-Three 6th, par-Four 7th, and par-Five 9th to sneak in.
3 different gamers — Kevin Lucas, David Pastore and Chandler Blanchet — shot 67 however didn’t advance. Over the last decade, Olson has shot beneath par a number of instances in qualifiers, simplest to omit the reduce in heartbreaking model. Monday, his ultimate putt were given him in.
At Torrey Pines in San Diego, Olson will compete towards a few of golfing’s largest names, together with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler.
The development runs Thursday thru Sunday and includes a general handbag of $7.Five million.
If Olson makes the reduce, which final 12 months was once Three beneath par, he stands to make a piece of exchange, significantly greater than he would at the Korn Ferry Excursion, which he has partial standing.
Justin Rose shot 21 beneath par final 12 months for the win and $1,278,000 payday. After making the reduce, the last-place finisher, Morgan Hoffmann, earned $13,206 for taking 77th.
Olson final competed at the PGA Excursion in October of 2010. After shining at UNLV, the Aptos Prime alumnus was once given a sponsor’s exemption to the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Kids Open. He shot a 2-over-par 144 general and overlooked the reduce.
He competed at the Internet.com Excursion’s Information Sentinel Open in 2016 and overlooked the reduce with an even-par 142 general.
Farmers Insurance coverage Open
What: PGA Excursion match
The place: Torrey Pines Golfing Route
When: Thursday and Friday, nine a.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
TV: Thursday and Friday, Golfing Channel, midday; Saturday and Sunday, Golfing Channel, 10 a.m., CBS, midday