Tiger Woods is in the process of absolutely destroying the North Course at Torrey Pines in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open. After 14 holes, Woods is 10 under par for the golf tournament and six under par on the day.
After beginning his round with four consecutive pars, Tiger birdied the par 5, 14th hole, birdied the par 3, 17th and eagled the par 5, 18th to finish his first nine at four under par. He then made the turn back to the first hole, where he birdied numbers one and two.
He currently sits three shots ahead of a group of six players that are tied for second place at seven under par, including Charles Howell III and first round co-leader K.J. Choi. The big surprise to me is the number of players that are putting up solid numbers on the much more difficult South Course.
I had a feeling that Tiger would take advantage of a solid first round on the South Course and put up a good number today, but I don’t think many people would have imagined that he would be six under par after 14 holes. The good news for Woods and the bad news for the competition is that Woods still has another par 5 left to play. Woods currently leads the field with 10 birdies and two eagles so far throughout the first two days of play.
Woods is not showing any signs of slowing down to finish out his second round. He is consistently hitting fairways and putting himself in position for makeable birdie putts. If he keeps this up, there’s a chance he could be four or five shots clear of the field heading into the weekend.