Jon Rahm began with an eagle and kept going lower until he had a 10-under 62 on the North Course at Torrey Pines for a one-shot lead over Justin Rose in the first round Thursday of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Tiger Woods made his 2019 debut on the tougher South Course and opened with a 70.

The conditions were remarkably close to perfect, with virtually no wind and pure greens on the North Course. Rahm knew it was important to start well, and he hit a 5-wood into 6 feet on the par-5 10th hole. He also made eagle on the 17th and shot 29 on the back.

Rose also played on the North.

Charles Howell III and Brandon Hagy each had 66 for the low score on the South.

Jon Rahm, of Spain, watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Farmer's Insurance Open golf tournament on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Jon Rahm, of Spain, watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Farmer’s Insurance Open golf tournament on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the sixth hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines during the first round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the sixth hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines during the first round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Tiger Woods passes a crowd as he makes his way to the seventh hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines during the first round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Tiger Woods passes a crowd as he makes his way to the seventh hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines during the first round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the sixth hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the sixth hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Justin Rose, of England, hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Farmer's Insurance Open golf tournament on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Justin Rose, of England, hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Farmer’s Insurance Open golf tournament on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the Farmer's Insurance Open golf tournament on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the Farmer’s Insurance Open golf tournament on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Tigers Woods watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the Farmer's Insurance Open golf tournament on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Tigers Woods watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the Farmer’s Insurance Open golf tournament on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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