Date: January 27, 2014
Author: Kieran Francis, Omnisport

Stallings birdies 18th to win Farmers Insurance Open

Scott Stallings has claimed his third PGA title with a one-shot win at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in California.

The American shot a final-round four-under 68 to finish on nine under, claiming victory from five players tied for second on eight under including South Korea's K.J. Choi, Canada's Graham DeLaet, American Pat Perez and Australian duo Jason Day and Marc Leishman.

Stallings shot seven birdies and three bogeys, including picking up a shot on the final hole that proved crucial in lifting the trophy.

Overnight leader Gary Woodland had a nightmare two-over 74 to finish tied for 10th, while Jordan Spieth tumbled down the leaderboard with his second three-over 75 for the tournament seeing him take a share of 19th.

Choi gave himself a great chance to win the tournament with the best round of the day; a six-under 66 that included eight birdies.

But a crucial bogey on the par-five 17th slowed the South Korean's charge and allowed Stallings to win outright with a birdie on the last hole.

Japan's Ryo Ishikawa and American pair Will McKenzie and Charley Hoffman (all seven under) finished tied for seventh, while Woodland, Russell Knox, Seung-Yul Noh, Justin Thomas, Trevor Immelman and Brad Fritsch (all six under) shared 10th position.

Argentina's Andres Romero was in contention at the start of the day on five under but endured a tough time with two double bogeys and five bogeys relegating him to a tie for 47th on one over for the tournament.