Frenchman Matthieu Pavon Wins Farmers Insurance Open

Matthieu Pavon Wins Farmers Insurance Open
Matthieu Pavon celebrates after winning the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South on Jan 27, 2024, in La Jolla, Calif. (Photo by Ken Murray for Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Matthieu Pavon drained an 8-foot putt for birdie on the 18th hole at Torrey Pines South to claim a one-shot victory in the Farmers Insurance Open over Nicolai Hojgaard (70).

Pavon became the first Frenchman to win on the PGA Tour.

“I have no words. It is amazing,” said Pavon.

The tournament concluded on Saturday to avoid going up against the NFL’s conference championship games.

Pavon’s final-round 3-under 69 saw him reach 13 under, one clear of Hojgaard and two ahead of Nate Lashley (67), Jake Knapp (69) and Stephan Jaeger (72), who held the pole position after the second and third rounds.

He added, “It is big for our country. I hope it will inspire a lot of people, because coming from an amateur player which is 800 in the world to a PGA Tour winner is pretty big.

“I still can’t believe it. It feels like there is another round to play tomorrow because we’re only Saturday.”



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