Patrick Reed, Alex Noren share first-round lead in Farmers after tearing up North Course

SAN DIEGO — Tom Weiskopf’s redesign of the North Course at Torrey Pines five years ago was to make improvements, but by no means create a comparable test to the South Course that will host the U.S. Open this spring. The North has played about two strokes easier than the South at the Farmers Insurance Open since Weiskopf’s work. The difference was twice that in Thursday’s opening round. With Friday’s forecast calling for thunderstorms that could produce up to 1 1/2 inches of rain and winds gusting to 30 mph, an opening round filled with sunshine was definitely the time to make hay. And several …

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