Scott Stallings birdies No. 18 to clinch a victory at Torrey Pines

Scott Stallings acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green after winning the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday at Torrey Pines Golf Course.
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Scott Stallings shot a final-round 68 on Sunday to finally grab the top spot on the leaderboard and win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course.

On a day in which the leaderboard was packed at the top, with as many as six players tied for the lead late in the day, Stallings’ birdie at the famous par-five 18th hole held up for his third PGA Tour victory.

It gave him a four-round score of nine-under-par 209, one stroke ahead of K.J. Choi, Graham DeLaet, Jason Day, Pat Perez and Marc Leishman, who finished in a five-way tie for second.


After Stallings’ birdie at 18, the only player coming to the final hole with a chance to upend Stallings was Leishman, who needed an eagle to force a playoff.

Leishman’s wedge shot from 100 yards hit about 10 yards past the pin and spun back toward the hole. But it slipped past by about four feet and Leishman had to settle for birdie.

Stallings was the winner of the $1.1 million first-place check.

Charley Hoffman, Ryo Ishikawa and Will MacKenzie finished two shots back.

Third-round leader Gary Woodland was in the thick of the race until the 17th hole, when a double bogey took him out of contention. He finished at six under, tied for 10th.