2024 Farmers Insurance Open format, cut rules and playoff format
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2024 Farmers Insurance Open format, cut rules and playoff format

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The 2024 Farmers Insurance Open format remains unchanged this year, with the PGA Tour event played at Torrey Pines Golf Courses in La Jolla, California, near San Diego.

The 2024 Farmers Insurance Open field is 156 players.

The Farmers Insurance Open field is made up of a variety of players, namely 20 top-50 players in the world and a large number of players who finished in the top 125 in last season's FedEx Cup standings.

Farmers Insurance Open format

The Farmers Insurance Open format is a 72-hole event. The 156 pros are split into threesomes for each of the first two days. Each golfer will play one round on the two courses hosting: the North and South Course at Torrey Pines. There will be 78 golfers on each course each day.

The field is divided into morning and afternoon waves for the first two rounds, with players competing in threesomes each day. The same threesomes play together in each of the first two rounds, with all groups playing together in the same window.

A cut is made after 36 holes to the top 65 players and ties. All players who make the field and make the cut are eligible to finish the event.

For the third and fourth rounds, the pairings and tee times are made based on each player's total score through two and three rounds, respectively. Players with the highest total score go first, then in descending order until the two players with the lowest total score in the final group. All players who make the cut compete solely on the South Course for the final two rounds.

The player with the lowest total score after 72 holes is the winner and will earn the 2024 Farmers Insurance Open winner's share of the purse.

The winning player will get a two-season PGA Tour exemption. The winner is exempt into other tournaments as well. The winner earns 500 FedEx Cup points.

Farmers Insurance Open playoff format

A playoff to settle any ties after 72 holes will be played under PGA Tour rules. The Farmers Insurance Open playoff format is a sudden-death format, with playoff holes being 18, 18, 16, 17, 18, 16, 17 and then 18 repeated, played by any qualifying players. The players compete hole-by-hole until a winner is determined by a player scoring the lowest among the remaining players.

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