Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods grinds to shoot 70 in Farmers third round

Tiger Woods attracted big crowds all week at Torrey Pines. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Getty Images

Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods grinds to shoot 70 in Farmers third round

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Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods grinds to shoot 70 in Farmers third round

Playing his first weekend on the PGA Tour since the 2015 Wyndham Championship, Tiger Woods grinded to shoot 2-under 70 Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines’ South Course.

Woods hit just three fairways and nine greens, but still managed to climb the leaderboard. Woods, 42, will enter the final round at 3 under.

We followed the action all day, including tracking Woods’ round shot by shot. Here’s a recap:

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Hole No. 9: Par 5, 614 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:49 p.m. ET): Last tee ball of the day and Tiger finds the right intermediate cut.

SECOND SHOT (5:56 p.m. ET): From just inside of 300 yards, Tiger goes with 5-wood. He leaves it short and right in the thick rough. Will have a difficult pitch in run here to a back-left pin. Tiger gets clean contact and leaves himself 7 feet for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (6:08 p.m. ET): The birdie putt misses low right. Tap-in par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under 70 (3 under overall)

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Hole No. 8: Par 3, 176 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:40 p.m. ET): Tiger leaves hit tee ball a little short and right.

AROUND THE GREEN (5:44 p.m. ET): But Tiger again hits a great pitch and nearly makes birdie.

ON THE GREEN (5:45 p.m. ET): Tap-in par as we head to the ninth hole, Tiger’s last of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 17 (3 under overall)

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Hole No. 7: Par 4, 462 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:24 p.m. ET): Tiger pulls this drive and misses left. He does carry the bunker, though.

APPROACH SHOT (5:30 p.m. ET): From a tricky stance, Tiger safely plays to the left side of the green. He has to step through his shot to keep his balance.

ON THE GREEN (5:37 p.m. ET): From 36 feet, Tiger two-putts for par. Almost made the putt, though.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 16 (3 under overall)

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Hole No. 6: Par 5, 560 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:01 p.m. ET): Tiger hits a nice little cut and it just trickles into the right tough.

SECOND SHOT (5:12 p.m. ET): Tiger takes big cut here and from 253 yards hits the green. He’ll have 45 feet for eagle.

ON THE GREEN (5:20 p.m. ET): The eagle doesn’t land, but Tiger does get a birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 15 (3 under overall)

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Hole No. 5: Par 4, 454 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:42 p.m. ET): Tiger goes with driver here and picks up the tee early. He likes it as he splits the narrow fairway. That one went 329 yards, too.

APPROACH SHOT (4:49 p.m. ET): With sand wedge, Tiger lands this one about 15 feet shy. However, he has a lot of spin on this one and it pulls back to about 35 feet.

ON THE GREEN (4:54 p.m. ET): Tiger sends this birdie roll uphill and leaves it a foot short. Tap-in par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 14 (2 under overall)

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Hole No. 4: Par 4, 488 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:27 p.m. ET): After another nice par save, yup, you guessed it, another missed fairway for TW. This one finds the left rough, but not too far off line.

APPROACH SHOT (4:32 p.m. ET): Tiger dig deeps and advances the ball down the fairway. He’ll have a little chip to try and get another up-and-down par save.

AROUND THE GREEN (4:35 p.m. ET): Nearly holes it! Tiger’s chip hits short of the green and runs up right to the hole. Another few inches and it would’ve dropped.

ON THE GREEN (4:36 p.m. ET): Tap-in par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 13 (2 under overall)

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Hole No. 3: Par 3, 200 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:15 p.m. ET): Tiger hits 7-iron and misses left and long. Could be in the hazard.

AROUND THE GREEN (4:21 p.m. ET): Tiger is safe, and boy does he deliver here. A soft flop up onto the green and he’ll have a great chance to save par. Tiger’s scrambling this week has been a real bright spot.

ON THE GREEN (4:24 p.m. ET): From 3 feet, Tiger sinks the par save.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 12 (2 under overall)

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Hole No. 2: Par 4, 389 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:55 p.m. ET): Tiger steps on the second tee nine shots off the lead held by Ryan Palmer and Luke List. And he hits the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (4:02 p.m. ET): Not the best wedge from 116 yards as Tiger will have 32 feet left for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (4:10 p.m. ET): Tiger misses the birdie roll but has a shortie for par, which he taps home.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 11 (2 under overall)

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 450 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:43 p.m. ET): Tiger misses another fairway right. He’s struggling off the tee this week.

APPROACH SHOT (3:48 p.m. ET): Big cut out of the rough and Tiger finds the green. He’ll have 23 feet left for his birdie.

ON THE GREEN (3:53 p.m. ET): Not the best read and Tiger settles for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 10 (2 under overall)

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Hole No. 18: Par 5, 570 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:22 p.m. ET): Tiger misses one right this time. He’s in the rough, right of the cart path, and about 262 yards from the hole.

SECOND AND THIRD SHOTS (3:27 p.m. ET): After getting free relief from the cart path, Tiger hoists his second shot over some trees and into the fairway. From 116 yards, Tiger wedges to 11 feet.

ON THE GREEN (3:35 p.m. ET): Tweet, tweet. Tiger drains the birdie putt to get back in the red.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 9 (2 under overall)

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Hole No. 17: Par 4, 442 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:05 p.m. ET): Tiger hits a nice draw with a 3-wood and finds the right side of the fairway. That’s his first fairway hit of the day.

APPROACH SHOT (3:12 p.m. ET): A little short with the approach as Tiger lands it on the front fringe. Tiger has hit just two greens in regulation through eight holes. He’ll have 50 feet left for birdie.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:15 p.m. ET): Beautiful lag runs by the right side and ends up a foot or so past.

ON THE GREEN (3:16 p.m. ET): Tap-in par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 8 (1 under overall)

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Hole No. 16: Par 3, 223 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:53 p.m. ET): Another iron pull and Tiger finds another greenside bunker.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:58 p.m. ET): While Tiger has struggled with his ballstriking today, he’s been good around and on the greens. He knocks another sand shot to about 5 feet.

ON THE GREEN (3:01 p.m. ET): Tiger leaves his par roll on the right edge. Bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 7 (1 under overall)

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Hole No. 15: Par 4, 478 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:34 p.m. ET): Tiger misses another fairway. This time left.

APPROACH SHOT (2:38 p.m. ET): From the rough and 198 yards away, Tiger pulls his iron shot into the sand.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:43 p.m. ET): Nice blast by Tiger, who will have 5 feet left.

ON THE GREEN (2:48 p.m. ET): Another up-and-down par save from the sand.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 6 (2 under overall)

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Hole No. 14: Par 4, 437 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:19 p.m. ET): Better drive here, but Tiger still finds the right rough.

APPROACH SHOT (2:22 p.m. ET): Tiger misses the green and finds the front-right greenside bunker. Should have a chance to blast out close, though.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:24 p.m. ET): Not a good shot here as Tiger catches a lot of sand and leaves the ball a good 20 feet short.

ON THE GREEN (2:27 p.m. ET): Never. A. Doubt. Tiger gets up-and-down to save par. Tiger has now made 57 feet, 3 inches of putts so far today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 5 (2 under overall)

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Hole No. 13: Par 5, 614 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:01 p.m. ET): Fore! Tiger misses right and he’s now missed 11 of his last 12 fairways.

SECOND AND THIRD SHOTS (2:08 p.m. ET): After laying up to 111 yards, Tiger hits from the fairway to 15 feet. Another birdie look.

ON THE GREEN (2:15 p.m. ET): Boom! Back-to-back birdies.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 4 (2 under overall)

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Hole No. 12: Par 4, 504 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:41 p.m. ET): After two left misses off the tee, Tiger goes with driver and misses the fairway right. Two-way misses are never good.

APPROACH SHOT (1:48 p.m. ET): Good shot here as Tiger finds the green. He’ll have 9 feet or so left for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (1:53 p.m. ET): Buckets. That should get him going, but he’ll need to straighten his tee shots out.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 3 (1 under overall)

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Hole No. 11: Par 3, 221 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:27 p.m. ET): After an opening par, Tiger misses this tee shot left, as well. Even worse: he’s short-sided about 45 feet away.

AROUND THE GREEN (1:36 p.m. ET): From 45 feet away in the rough to 45 feet away on the green as Tiger chips way by the hole. It was a tough shot, but still not a very good shot from Woods.

ON THE GREEN (1:38 p.m. ET): Par save misses and Tiger drops a shot with bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 2 (Even par overall)

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Hole No. 10: Par 4, 416 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:10 p.m. ET): Tiger goes with 3-wood off the 10th tee and pulls this one WAY left.

APPROACH SHOT (1:18 p.m. ET): Big lash from 157 yards out from the rough. Misses the green right and finds the sand.

AROUND THE GREEN (1:22 p.m. ET): Tiger blasts out about 12 feet past.

ON THE GREEN (1:24 p.m. ET): Big par save to start the day. Good sign for Tiger, who has been solid on the greens this week.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 1 (1 under overall)

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