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2022 Farmers Insurance Open to close on Saturday night on CBS amid crowded sports weekend

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The 2022 Farmers Insurance Open will kick off this Wednesday, January 26th and be held until Saturday, January 29th at Torrey Pines Golf Course, with the move forward in tournament competition accommodating a packed weekend of sports. With the move, the final round on Saturday night on the East Coast will end with an expected closing at 20:00 ET on CBS.

CBS will broadcast six hours of coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open this Friday and Saturday, while Golf Channel will carry the first two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as introductory coverage of the last two rounds. The Farmers Insurance Open has traditionally hosted the PGA Tour season on CBS.

“We appreciate Farmers Insurance’s cooperation and innovative thinking with this move in competition days,” said Tyler Dennis, president of the PGA Tour, when the move was first announced. “The PGA Tour’s first networking event of 2022, which concludes on Saturday, combined with football matches the next day, will create an action-packed weekend for sports fans. Farmers Insurance has also shown extraordinary commitment to diversity in our game, and we are excited about the expansion of the APGA Farmers Insurance Invitational which will include Golf Channel coverage of the final round. “

Sunday, January 30, the previously scheduled completion date of the tournament, will be home to the final round of the NFL Playoffs before Super Bowl LVI. The 2022 AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals will be broadcast that day at 15:05 ET on CBS.

“The teamwork, flexibility and creativity that the PGA Tour and Farmers Insurance displayed to adjust the schedule for a Saturday finish was outstanding,” said Dan Weinberg, CBS Sports’ executive vice president of programming. “For more than a decade, the Farmers Insurance Open has launched our season. Thanks to our wonderful relationships, our viewers are in for a fantastic sports weekend on CBS featuring golf, football and college basketball.”

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