SAN DIEGO – Tiger Woods maintained his two-shot lead Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open. That’s because he didn’t hit a shot.
Only six players teed off Saturday because of heavy fog. The third round began at 10:20 a.m. – three hours after its scheduled start – but was suspended again five minutes later. Play was called for the day at 4 p.m. due to fog and darkness.
The third round will resume at 7 a.m. Sunday, and the tournament will run over into Monday. Tiger Woods, Billy Horschel and Casey Wittenberg will tee off at 9:10 a.m. Sunday in the final group. Woods is at 11 under and two shots ahead of Horschel. Wittenberg is 8 under.
Eighty-seven players made the cut at Torrey Pines. That normally would lead to a 54-hole cut to the low 70 and ties, but there will be no third-round cut in an attempt to save time. Players also will not be re-paired after the third round.
John Mallinger, Robert Garrigus and Hunter Mahan were the only players to complete a hole Saturday. All three parred No. 10 at Torrey Pines South. The first group off No. 1 – Chez Reavie, Boo Weekley and Mike Weir – failed to complete the hole before play was called.
– Sean Martin
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Also, take a look at our updates throughout the day on Saturday, as well as our tournament coverage to date:
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Update No. 8: 5:33 p.m. EST
Here’s what some of the players are saying on Twitter during this fog delay:
• Josh Teater (@jteater12): Was looking good. But the fog rolled back in.
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Update No. 7: 3:28 p.m. EST
And we’re still in a delay as more fog has moved back over the course. No word yet on when things will start up again.
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Update No. 6: 3:02 p.m. EST
Play is scheduled to resume at 3:20 p.m. EST. Fog is starting to clear up after a nearly six-hour delay.
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Update No. 5: 1:46 p.m. EST
And we’re under a second fog delay. Play lasted for about five minutes before being stopped.
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Update No. 4: 1:36 p.m. EST
After a three-hour fog delay, play has begun at Torrey Pines. John Mallinger, Hunter Mahan and Robert Garrigus, all at 3 under, have finished their first hole, all making par at No. 10 on the South Course.
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Update No. 3: 12:40 p.m. EST
Play has again been pushed back due to fog. First tee time now set for 1:20 p.m. EST.
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Update No. 2: 11:31 a.m. EST
Make that a two-hour delay due to fog, as the first tee time will be at 12:20 p.m. EST.
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Update No. 1: 11:09 a.m. EST
The first tee times have been pushed back to 11:50 p.m. EST due to a 90-minute delay for fog.
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Round 2 coverage
• 5 THINGS: Tiger Woods is on top of the leaderboard at Torrey Pines. Here’s 5 Things you need to know from the second round at the Farmers Insurance Open. Story.
• BEEN HERE, DONE THIS: It’s the same old story. Tiger Woods is having success at Torrey Pines. Woods shot a 65 in persistent rain Friday, and walked off Torrey Pines’ North Course with the lead in the Farmers Insurance Open. Story.
• TRACKER: Tiger Woods finishes his day with birdie on the par-5 9th to finish at 7-under 65, 11 under for the tournament for a two-shot lead heading into the weekend. See how it happened.
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Round 1 coverage
• 5 THINGS: The first round of the Farmers Insurance Open is in the books. Here’s 5 Things you need to know from the opening day of play at Torrey Pines, including Brandt Snedeker starting his title defense with a 7-under 65. Story.
• STRONG START: Tiger Woods’ PGA Tour season began with a birdie, and his first round was completed in 68 strokes. It wasn’t always easy in between, but Woods is off to a strong start at the Farmers Insurance Open. Story.
• TRACKER: Tiger Woods has six PGA Tour victories, including the 2008 U.S. Open, at Torrey Pines. He opened the Farmers Insurance Open with a 4-under 68 on Thursday. See how it happened.
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• TEE TIMES: A look at the tee times for Rounds 1 and 2 at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Pairings.
• RECOVERY: Apparently Phil Mickelson realized there many less fortunate than he, apologizing Wednesday for the second day in a row he said his public remarks were insensitive to “people who do not have jobs or live paycheck to paycheck.” Story.
• ‘INSENSITIVE:’ Give Phil Mickelson credit for his creativity. He obviously put some thought into his first public comments since he caused a small uproar over taxes. Story.
• FIRST START: Steven Fox earned a sponsor exemption into the Farmer’s Insurance Open courtesy of his victory at the U.S. Amateur. Fox said he just wants to make contact on the first tee. Story.
• ADDRESSING THE ISSUE: PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem addressed the media Wednesday morning to discuss the previous night’s players meeting and the Tour’s reaction to the proposed anchoring ban. Story.
• PREDICTIONS: Tiger returns to the site of six of his PGA Tour victories, while the red-hot Charles Howell III will look to pick up that elusive win, while FedEx Cup champ Brandt Snedeker is primed to defend his title. Story.
• MAKING HIS DEBUT: Jordan Spieth will make his PGA Tour debut as a professional this week at the Farmers Insurance Open after receiving a sponsor exemption. Story.
• RETURNING TO THE SCENE: A six-time winner at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods addressed everything from missing the cut last week, the course and Phil Mickelson’s tax dilemma. 5 Things.
• NOTEBOOK: Rich Beem, who failed to earn his full-time PGA Tour card at Q-School in December, will be making trips to India and Panama as he looks to earn his way back onto the big tour. Story.
• ODDS: Tiger Woods finds himself in a familiar position as the favorite at the Farmers Insurance Open for the second time in the last three years. Story.