Overnight co-leader Patrick Rodgers bobbed and weaved to an even-par 36-36=72 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open, dropping three places into a five-way T4 on 9-under 279, four adrift of champion Jon Rahm, who shot 65.
This was the World No. 165's second FIO after missing the cut last year (74-73). It was his seventh start of the season, arriving off a MC at the Sony Open two weeks ago, and is his third top-25 finish and second top 10 (T10, RSM Classic). After opening laps of 68-72-67, he began the finale co-leading with defender and two-time champ Brandt Snedeker on 9-under, one clear of two players, including Tony Finau, who completed the final threesome, and rookie Cheng Tsung Pan. Making his 62nd career TOUR start (59 pro), it was the Stanford product's first lead on TOUR after any round. Despite starting with six pars and a bogey-6 at the sixth, he still co-led after birdie-2 at the eighth, and shared the top spot on 10-under with a 21-footer for birdie at the par-4 10th. From there however, he outpaced a pair of birdie-4s with bogeys at 12, 14 and 16, including a 3-putt bogey-4 at 16 from 31'3".