The 2018 Farmers Insurance Open playoff between Jason Day and Alex Noren concludes (presumably) Monday with the resumption of the sudden-death extra session on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Courses near San Diego, Calif.
Five playoff holes — three of them halved in birdies — were not enough to determine a winner after the completion of 72 holes of regulation. With looming darkness, the PGA Tour decided to move the finish to Monday in better daylight, as sudden death will resume at 11 a.m. Eastern (8 a.m. local time) to determine the winner.
Golf Channel will broadcast the finish to the playoff, with Jim Nantz and Sir Nick Faldo calling the action from the 18th tower, with the finishing par 5 proving the starting point for the players who finished regulation at 10-under 278.
Day and Noren were joined on the first playoff hole by Ryan Palmer, who was seeking his first win since 2010. However, Palmer was eliminated when he could not make birdie on the par-5 18th.
Instead, on Monday, the battle of Nike Golf staffers — one playing TaylorMade’s Twist Face and the other playing Callaway’s Jailbreak technology — will conclude and end the third consecutive week on the PGA Tour with a playoff.
The last time a PGA Tour event ended on a Monday was the 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, with the first year of the two-man team event going an extra day after a playoff was suspended by darkness. On the individual front, the 2016 RSM Classic was the last tournament to head to Monday.