Woods In Control At Torrey Pines
With the Saturday fog gone, the PGA Tour is attempting to get 36 holes of golf in on Sunday to complete the Farmers Insurance Open. A look in on the leaderboard as the final round is in progress shows Tiger Woods with a comfortable lead that will be tough for the field to overcome.
Woods is playing the Torrey Pines South course today. Tiger completed the third round at -3 under par, with a 34 on the front nine and a 35 on the back. Woods started the last round with two birdies in the first four holes played, including the par 4 fourth hole, which Woods double bogeyed during round one.
Trying to keep pace with Woods is Brandt Snedecker, who shot a -3 under par 69 to finish the third round. Snedecker bogeyed the par 4 fifth and par 4 seventh holes that kept him at -1 under par on the front nine for the third round. Brandt started the fourth round red hot with a -4 under par, bogey free front nine. Snedecker has to put together a blistering final round and hope for some luck to catch Woods. A fourth round bogey on the par 4 12th hole may have finally killed any comeback hopes for Snedecker.
Nick Watney is also trying to chase down Woods at the top of the leaderboard. Watney struggled at Torrey Pines South in the third round, shooting +3 over par on the back nine and finishing the round at -1 under par. He has started the final round by dropping birdies on three of the first four holes. Even with the hot start to the final round, Watney still finds himself five strokes behind Woods.
Tiger is in a great position to take home the championship from Torrey Pines. It appears anything short of a miracle or a historic collapse, Tiger will be leaving the Farmers Open with his first win of the season.