Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Watch masters at work with today’s Groupon: for $26, you get two tickets to the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla (up to a $64 value). This Groupon is valid for two one-day admissions between Tuesday, January 24, and Sunday, January 29. Tickets may be redeemed by two people on the same day or each ticket may be redeemed separately on different days.
The world’s leading linksmen compete for a total prize purse of $6 million at the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open at the celebrated Torrey Pines Golf Course, host of the 2008 U.S. Open. Past tournament champions include Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, both of whom displayed mastery of the coastal hills, majestic Pacific panoramas, and sunbathers that haunt Torrey Pines’ famed bunkers on the South Course. With a colossal aggregate length of 7,680 yards, the course will force its club-wielding wizards to summon considerable prowess for each towering drive and lengthy approach. Patrons can watch pros prepare for the weekend’s test during Tuesday’s practice round, enjoy the theatrical competition of the Zurich Pro-Am on Wednesday, or gnash their teeth in spectator anxiety while rooting for their favorite player during tournament rounds Thursday–Sunday.