You can look at it in a number of ways and digest all the curiosities, but the bottom line to each is this: It’s the most unproductive start to a season that Phil Mickelson has had since he turned pro in mid-1992.
With Earth's population in the billions, being ranked in the top 155 golfers isn't awful. But to former top-5 players Stewart Cink and Geoff Ogilvy, "No. 200 sounds pretty bad when you’ve been in the top 10,” as Cink put it.
At Torrey Pines on Friday, the Farmers Insurance Open came into focus as young Jordan Spieth put on an absolute ball-striking clinic to take the lead while playing the North Course alongside Tiger Woods.
Stewart Cink might have the first-round lead after carding an 8-under 64 on the easier of Torrey Pines' two courses Thursday, but a proper assessment can't be made until after two rounds are in the books at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Stewart Cink has a share of the lead. Rocco Mediate is gaining confidence. Arjun Atwal is just trying to make it to a weekend. On Thursday, all three showed signs of progress, says <strong>Jeff Babineau.</strong>