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Farmers Insurance Open offers more than just golf

SAN DIEGO - As the Farmers Insurance Open swings into action this week, those who are not hardcore golf fans can find attractions that fit their interests.

There will be a host of new attractions during the golf tournament in Torrey Pines, according to tournament director Peter Rippa.

“We expect there will be hundreds of people who will come to Torrey Pines and never see a second of golf this week,” said Rippa. 

Food will be one of stars competing with the professional golfers.  Local restaurants will provide free samples at feed stations along the course. 

Something else to chew on, the kids zone with the Xbox 360 Experience and the NASCAR exhibit showing off the new Kasey Kahne car. 

The tournament presents Women's Day on Friday and a Rock Ball with Kelley James on Saturday starting at 4 p.m.

There will be several preliminary events leading up to the opening ceremonies on Thursday including a practice round and the Sycuan Pro-Am.

Tickets are $26 and parking is $20 with a new shuttle from the University Town Center directly to the entertainment.

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