Tiger Woods made one last birdie as the rain picked up strength Friday, and what he left behind was a gloomy forecast for everyone else...
SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods made one last birdie as the rain picked up strength Friday, and what he left behind was a gloomy forecast for everyone else at Torrey Pines.
He had a two-shot lead at the tournament he already has won six times.
He is driving the ball long and straight, just what he needs to handle the par 5s — he has played them in 9 under so far.
And when it comes to experience, he has a 74-0 advantage in PGA Tour wins against the next seven guys on the leaderboard.
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Woods knows better than to chalk up another win in the Farmers Insurance Open, so when asked about his name atop the leaderboard after a 7-under-par 65 on the North Course, he was quick to point out, “We have a long way to go.”
Even so, this has all the trappings of another Tiger show at Torrey Pines.
Woods didn’t miss a shot during a four-hole stretch around the turn on the North Course that included a 5-iron to 5 feet for eagle and a wedge that one-hopped off the pin to set up birdie. It carried him to a two-shot lead over Billy Horschel going into the weekend.
“I feel good right now,” said Woods, who was at 11-under 133. “I’m leading the tournament.”
Phil Mickelson shot a 71 to barely make the cut at 143.
• England’s Chris Wood shot an 8-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead over New Zealand’s Michael Campbell (68) and two others after the third round of the Qatar Masters in Doha.