Farmers Insurance Open Scene & Heard: Man’s course knowledge saves knees, headaches

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — Light fog rolled off Torrey Pines State Beach on Wednesday morning, but it was too lazy to climb the bluffs where golfers were teeing off in the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open. Temecula’s Scott Passafume was stationed along the ropeline at the South Course’s No. 1 tee box as the first few groups got going. “I’m a big Rickie Fowler fan, so I wanted to watch him tee off,” said Passafume, who stuck around for two additional groups afterwards so he could see the power group that included Jon Rahm, Tony Finau and Justin Thomas. Once they were off, so was Passafume, a 77-yea…

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