Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – PGA Tour vs NFL is a mismatch.
Basically, anyone who is the NFL gets battered on TV and in social and traditional media circles.
So the PGA Tour is fighting it.
On Tuesday, the PGA Tour announced that the Farmers Insurance Open, to be played in the last week of January, will conclude on Saturday. With the NFL extending its season, the NFC and AFC Championship games will be played on January 30, tying the hands of the PGA Tour.
Thus, the annual gathering on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego will be played Wednesday through Saturday, with the final two rounds broadcast on CBS and both finishing at 8 p.m. ET.
Patrick Reed is the defending champion.
“The teamwork, flexibility, and creativity were excellent to adapt the program for Saturday’s finale by the PGA Tour and Farmers Insurance,” Dan Weinberg, executive vice president of programming at CBS Sports, said in a press release. CBS will broadcast the AFC Championship that weekend.
In another change, the third game of the Variety-driven Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour’s Farmers Insurance Invitational at Torrey Pines will be a 36-hole event, with the first round on the North Course on January 29 and the final round the following day. on the south course.
Golf Channel will broadcast the final round, the first time the APGA will be broadcast.