Fog suspends third round at Torrey Pines
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Farmers Insurance Open (Rd. 3)
Photos from the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
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.