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Scott Stallings Earns Farmers Insurance Open Title

Scott Stallings snatched a one-shot victory to win the coveted Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines after a frenetic final day.

With no less than 10 players enjoying a share of the lead at various points throughout the day, Stallings held his nerve to secure himself a third PGA Tour success and leave the rest of the field wondering what could have been.

Stallings’ closing four-under 68 gave him a winning total of nine-under 279 and put him one ahead of fellow American Pat Perez, Australians Marc Leishman and Jason Day, South Korean KJ Choi and Canadian Graham DeLaet.

Stallings began the final day three shots off the pace behind Gary Woodland after playing his first seven holes in even par. What followed were birdies at eight and nine to put him just one back before a bogey at 10 dropped him two behind again.

None of the leaders could advance upon their scores past eight-under, leaving Stallings to soar into the lead with three birdies in four holes from the 11th.

Stallings did drop a shot at 16, but brilliant par saves at 15 and 17 mad sure he remained on track and when he sank a birdie on the last after his approach just cleared the water in front of the green, it emerged that he’d just set the new target of nine-under.

A return trip to The Masters now awaits Stallings, who said when speaking toSky Sports News: "Obviously that's something on everyone's 'to do' list on the PGA Tour and I'm excited to go back in April."