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Best of the Farmers Insurance Open and Qatar Masters

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Sergio Garcia shot a 65 on Saturday to win. (Getty Images)
Sergio Garcia shot a 65 on Saturday to win. (Getty Images)

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were the story coming into last week and remained the story at the end of it. But plenty of other crazy things happened as well.

If you missed the last week in golf, here's a summary ...

Top three stories

1. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson don't finish at Torrey: For the first time since 1992 we had no Tiger and no Phil in the final round at Torrey. That unfortunately (but understandably) overshadowed a great final round.

2. We almost had the ultimate playoff: If Scott Stallings' ball had rolled a few feet more into the water on No. 18, we likely would have had our first six-man playoff since 2001. Alas, it stayed dry and no bonus golf was had.

3. Sergio Garcia wins again: Garcia ended 2013 with a win in Thailand and he's already picked up where he left off. He shot a final-round 65 to get into a playoff with Mikko Ilonen, which he won on the third hole. Garcia told Guardian he's thrilled with the W.

"I have always said this is a golf course I enjoy. Everybody here does such a great job to make us feel at home and I am very happy to finally get my hands on the trophy," said Garcia.

Champion profiles

Scott Stallings joined Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley and Anthony Kim in the "under 30 with three or more PGA Tour wins" club. Impressive stuff from the 28-year-old.

Sergio Garcia won for the 11th time in his European Tour career and the first since 2011. He's now No. 9 in the world, which is the highest he's been since 2009.

Best shot

Steve Webster made an albatross to open the Qatar Masters, which means he was 3 under after his first hole, but since there's no video of it we'll go with Billy Horschel's eagle on No. 18 at Torrey Pines.

Worst shot

With the tournament on the line, Gary Woodland drove his ball out of bounds on No. 17 Saturday at Torrey Pines.

Tiger Woods overreaction of the week

There were so many but this was my favorite:

Scorecard of the week

Jim Herman shot a 66 on Thursday with zero birdies:

Worst attire

John Daly really wore SpongeBob SquarePants pants at the Qatar Masters:

There are no words for this look. (Getty Images)
There are no words for this look. (Getty Images)

Worst decision

"Yo, I'm going to a golf tournament this week, I think I'll rock this neon shirt that talks about slutty girls"

Best quote

"The kid has got talent." -- Tiger Woods on Jordan Spieth after watching him shoot 63 in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open

Best quote (Part II)

"I think I'm just getting old." -- Phil Mickelson on his bad back at the Farmers Insurance Open

Rap of the week

This on Keegan Bradley was incredible.

The winner gets ...

Scott Stallings took home $1.10 million for winning the Farmers Insurance Open.
Sergio Garcia took home $417,313 for winning the Qatar Masters.

Stat of the week

With his MDF we were reminded that Tiger Woods has won more times at Torrey Pines (and Bay Hill and Bridgestone) (8) than he has missed cuts in the United States (7). That's silly.

Best photo

This of Tiger Woods at the Farmers Insurance Open is pretty terrific.

The solitude. (Getty Images)
The solitude. (Getty Images)

Best moment

I'm a sucker for dads-hoisting-kids-after-wins moments, like this one from Scott Stallings:

Best GIF

Robert Garrigus was very happy about this putt (via @adamsarson)

Overachiever

A $100 bet on Scott Stallings to win the Farmers Insurance Open would have yielded a $20,000 payday because Stallings was 200-1 to win at Torrey Pines.

Underachiever

Not to harp on it (OK, I'm harping on it) but Tiger was 5-2 to win the Farmers Insurance Open and he didn't even play on Sunday.

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