How it happened: Woods wins 7th Farmers title

Tiger Woods hits off the 9th tee during the final round at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Tiger Woods hits off the 9th tee during the final round at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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SAN DIEGO -- Tiger Woods might want to think about buying property near Torrey Pines with how he dominates on the southern California track.

Woods fired an even-par 72 to clear the field by four shots on Monday at the Farmers Insurance Open, his seventh career victory in the event and eighth win at Torrey Pines.

It is also his 75th career PGA Tour victory, now trailing Sam Snead by seven titles.

Here's how it all unfolded on Monday afternoon:

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No. 18, Par 5, 572 yards

Another bogey for Tiger gives him a four-shot lead heading into the final hole.

Hole wrap-up: Because of a ruling in the group ahead, the group seems to have another long wait on the tee. With a 3-wood in hand, Tiger is not able to find the fairway. He ends up in the left rough. Woods lays up from the rough and finds the fairway with a good angle into the green. Tiger hits the green and tries to find the slope behind the hole, but it stops on the slope. From 20 feet, Tiger leaves his birdie putt right next to the hole. He marks his ball, while the other players finish and takes the stage as he taps in for par for his 75th victory on the PGA Tour and seventh win at Farmers Insurance Open.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par (14 under for tournament)

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No. 17, Par 4, 442 yards

That par should settle the nerves a bit, if Tiger has nerves. He'll need two solid tee shots going in to close out this tournament.

Hole wrap-up: A fairway hit for Tiger with fairway metal. He's a long way back of the green, but safe. After a long wait in the fairway, Tiger changes from a 4-iron to 5-iron and comes up short and in the bunker on the right. He tried to play a running bunker shot, but chunked it and has a 20 foot par putt. His par putt goes 4 feet past the hole and puts it in for bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par (14 under for tournament)

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No. 16, Par 3, 227 yards

Well, things have tightened up slightly with that double-bogey by Tiger, as he only leads by five shots with three holes to play.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger comes up just short of the green, but will be able to putt to the front-left pin location. Should be an easy two-putt. And two-putt he does to maintain his five-shot advantage.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (15 under for tournament)

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No. 15, Par 4, 477 yards

Must be nice to drop a shot and still lead by seven shots, but such is life for Tiger Woods. At this point, the most interesting race is for second place and a bit of extra pocket money for the likes of Jimmy Walker, Nick Watney and Brandt Snedeker.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger gets in a bit of trouble with his tee ball, sending it well left and into some ice plant. He has to take a drop (and penalty stroke) and is hitting his third from off the fairway. A great third shot with a fairway metal leaves him just in front of the green. Tiger's chip comes up about 6 feet short and he'll need to drain that to keep his lead at six. Tiger pulls the putt and he picks up a double-bogey and now leads by five shots.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (15 under for tournament)

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No. 14, Par 4, 435 yards

It seems as though the only remaining question is whether Tiger can win by double-digits, extending his lead over Jimmy Walker and Brandt Snedeker to eight shots.

Hole wrap-up: With the winds whipping around at 25 mph, Tiger tries to hit a low-liner that finds the right rough. Tiger finds the front left bunker with his approach, hooking it a bit. Needs an up-and-down to avoid first bogey of final round. A so-so sand shot leaves him about 25 feet to save par. Safe play, for sure. He nearly holes it, but settles for bogey and now leads by seven shots.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 3 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 13, Par 5, 541 yards

All pars thus far for Tiger, as the rest of the field scrambles to second place. Nick Watney has dropped from double-digits after a bogey on No. 14.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger splits the fairway and will be able to get after this green in two. Tiger does get home in two and will have about 45 feet for eagle. Tiger sends the eagle attempt about 3 feet past, sliding it under the hole. He converts and now leads by eight shots.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 4 under (18 under for tournament)

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No. 12, Par 4, 477 yards

No birdies since the re-start of the final round, but Tiger now holds a seven-shot advantage. Jimmy Walker has joined the group at 10 under with an eagle at No. 13.

Hole wrap-up: The twirl is back, and so is the fairway as Tiger hammers it up the left side. Playing into the wind, Tiger leaves it just short of the green and to the right. Not happy with it, but a solid shot. He gets up-and-down for par to stay seven shots in front.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 3 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 11, Par 3, 221 yards

Tiger is looking solid, really not needing to attack anything now with a seven-shot advantage with only eight holes to go. More "Did You Know?" . . . In 2000, Woods had his most victories in a single season with nine.

Hole wrap-up: After a lengthy wait on the tee, Tiger overcooks his tee ball into a greenside bunker, but will have lots of green to work with. From an awkward stance, Tiger plays an incredible bunker shot to about 18 inches and he taps in for a par and stays seven ahead of Nick Watney and Brandt Snedeker.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 3 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 10, Par 4, 405 yards

Tiger's lead is back to six shots after Nick Watney bogeys No. 10 after a poor second shot over the green. A bit of "Did You Know?" . . . Woods’ 35 consecutive events at par or better on the PGA Tour (all under par), starting with the 1999 PGA Championship through the 2001 Memorial tournament is a PGA Tour record. In 2000, Woods became the first player to be under par in all events on the PGA Tour for an entire year.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger has struggled a bit off the tee in the final round (he's missed 7 of his last 9 fairways), but has managed to drop no shots as a result. That's vintage Tiger. And he'll have to recover again after flying his tee ball into a fairway bunker on the left here. Tiger has a tough lie in the bunker and chops it out, hits the green and will have a lengthy birdie putt. A nice lag putt gives him 3 feet for par and he maintains his six-shot advantage.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 3 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 9, Par 5, 613 yards

Tiger's lead in now five shots after Nick Watney birdies No. 9 ahead of Tiger. Tiger is 11 under on the par-5s this week. He is 133 under on the par-5s in his career at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Hole wrap-up: A big push to the right here, landing near a TV compound. He was upset before the shot after some cameras went off. After a free drop (his ball was up against a fence), Tiger plays a spectacular second shot that finds the fairway and he'll have a wedge into the green. Tiger's third shot nearly lands in the cup, but it spins back and he'll have 20 feet for birdie. He burns the edge of the cup and settles for a par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND:3 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 8, Par 3, 176 yards

Tiger is 11 holes from his 75th victory on the PGA Tour and starts his day on a par 3. He is 4 under on the par-3s this week, the leader in the field. And, yes, folks, Tiger does have his final-round red on, tucked under a black sweater vest.

Hole wrap-up: The group in front of Woods chose not to play the 8th when the horn sounded on Sunday evening, so Tiger had a few minutes to wait at the back of the tee box. After the lengthy wait, Tiger hits the middle of the green and will put up the green from about 25 feet. Tiger scares the hole, but two-putts for a par to retain his six-shot advantage.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 3 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Brandt Snedeker slept on his birdie putt on the 14th hole, but can't convert and settles for a par to stay at 11 under. While Tiger was still completing No. 8, Snedeker dropped a shot on No. 15 with a bogey to fall back to 10 under.

• • •

Round 3 coverage

TRACKER: Tiger Woods manage to get in 25 holes of golf on Sunday, building a six-shot lead behind a third-round, 3-under 69 and going 3 under through seven holes in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open. How it happened.

5 THINGS: Tiger Woods will take a six-shot lead into the final day of the fog-delayed Farmers Insurance Open. Eleven holes stand between him and his eighth victory at Torrey Pines. Story.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Billy Horschel has never played with Tiger Woods. Casey Wittenberg has only paired with him on golf’s grandest stages. They’ll join Woods for the final 36 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open, though. Story.

• • •

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.

• • •

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.

• • •

Pre-tournament coverage

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.

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