Scott Stallings finished strong on the final day at Torrey Pines to win the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open.
This was the 28-year-old player's first win in six tries this season, but he has accomplished a decent amount in his short time on tour:
Scott Stallings: 3rd career PGA TOUR win (1st since winning True South Classic in 2012)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 26, 2014
Golf Digest quoted Stallings after the victory in discussing what this means for the rest of the year:
Scott Stallings shoots a 4-under 68 to win his second PGA Tour event. "I'm excited to go back [to Augusta] in April." Congrats, Scott!— Golf Digest (@GolfDigestMag) January 26, 2014
He earned the win by just one stroke, outlasting K.J. Choi, Graham DeLaet, Jason Day, Pat Perez and Marc Leishman, all of which ended up in a tie for second place.
The PGA Tour's annual trek to Torrey Pines in January signals the first big tournament of the new golf season. Stars like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson made their first starts of the new calendar year at the event.
With a purse of $6.1 million and a winner's take of just over $1 million, the entry list for the Farmers Insurance Open was swelling with recognizable fixtures from the PGA Tour.
However, it was Stallings who came away with the victory at the prestigious event, which featured plenty of ups and downs throughout. Read along to get a daily recap of each day of action.