Kevin Yu is leading the 2024 Farmers Insurance Open after the first round on Wednesday, January 24. The PGA Tour event got underway on Wednesday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California. Following the opening round, Yu registered a one-stroke lead over Patrick Cantlay and Ryo Hisatsune.
The Taiwanese golfer shot a bogey-free round with eight birdies to score 64. He teed off on the tenth hole with two back-to-back birdies, followed by a par on the 12th. Yu added another birdie on the 13th, two more front nines, and three on the back to score 8-under-64.
Kevin Yu was at 5-under when he teed off on the front nine and with a birdie on the par-4 fourth hole, he took the lead and went on to add two more birdies on the seventh and ninth holes.
Patrick Cantlay and Ryo Hisatsune both shot 7-under 65 and tied for second place. Hideki Matsuyama finished Day 1 in a five-way tie for fourth place with Shane Lowry, Thomas Detry, Aaron Rai, and Alejandro Tosti.
Defending champion Max Homa struggled with his game in the opening round and finished in T48 after playing a round of 70. He shot five birdies and three bogeys to score 2-under.