Tune in at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday for final round coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open. Ryan Kelly will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Hello and welcome to theScore's ongoing coverage of the PGA Tour. Today we present Sunday coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open from Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Today's window will begin with the third round in progress and will likely also include a large chunk of the final round, though play is unlikely to be completed today.
Tiger Woods was our 36-hole leader, surging into the top spot after a 7-under 65 in rainy conditions on Friday at the North Course. Today, back on the South Course, Tiger got off to a 2-under start through 3 and then traded a bogey and birdie on the rest of his front nine.
He's currently on the 10th hole, at -13 for the championship, two shots clear of Nick Watney and rookie Brad Fritsch.
Par 4 10th - After his drove found the middle of the fairway -- a theme throughout this week -- Tiger threw an absolute dart to the front-right hole location, flying it past and nearly spinning it in for an eagle 2. Still, he'll have only a couple feet for another birdie upcoming.
It's quite likely that once his third round is complete, you will see Tiger sporting red for his final round.
Par 4 10th - Tiger's birdie bid is officially 6-feet, 6-inches and he cashes-in. Now 3-under on his day and 4 clear of his closest pursuers.
Sunset is slated for 5:18 local time (8:18 on the east coast) so it seems likely that we could have about 5 - 5 and 1/2 more hours of golf today. Which would project to have the leaders playing about 9 holes or so tomorrow to finish up the tournament.
Par 4 12th - Nick Watney drove it in the fairway bunker off the tee and had to layup short of the green with his approach. His third, was still not great and will leave him about 12-feet for par.
Par 3 11th - After much discussion with caddie Joe LeCava about which club to hit, Tiger elects to use 5-iron, and flies it right on to the front edge, leaving him an uphill 25-footer for birdie.
Par 4 12th - Watney's par putt was more like 25-feet away and he can't coax it in. He'll fall into a share of third with Josh Teater at -9.
Hearing reports that the final round will begin at 12:50 PM local time. That's about a half hour from now. Tiger will likely tee off in final group at 3PM local time, 6PM on the east coast. Note that they will not be re-pairing and will play in threes once again.
Par 4 12th - At the long par four, Fritsch's tee shot leaked a little to the left and found the primary rough. He then tried to hack out of the rough, but flared it out to the right. The bad news is that his ball is still in the primary rough and he has to pitch over a bunker, but with the pin cut middle-left, he will have plenty of green to work with.
Par 3 11th - Tiger's birdie attempt back up the hill was a good one, but while it looked to be tracking late it lacked an ounce more pace and missed an inch or two to the right. Easy par though.
Par 12th - On the downside, Tiger misses the fairway, but the plus is that he does so on the right. As a result he'll have a good angle to that mid-left hole location. At first glance, he seemed to have a decent lie as well.
Worth nothing: This week Tiger Woods is first in the field in distance off the tee and fifth in accuracy.
Par 4 12th - After Fritsch pitched on to the green, he had just over 16-feet left for his par, which he left a couple feet short. He then cleaned that up for bogey to slide into a three-way share of second.
Par 4 12th- Tiger drew an okay lie and he took a 6-iron right at it, coming up probably a couple clubs short of the flag, but he is on the green.
For the Canadians following along with us, there are currently three Canucks within the top 5. Graham DeLaet and Adam Hadwin are in an 11-way tie for 5th, while Fritsch is in the three-way share of second.
Par 5 13th - Watney's lay-up left him in the far left side of the fairway, with the hole cut back-right. He flies his approach short of the flag and spins it back to about 12-feet.
@gamer: He was pretty solid with his full swing mechanics through most of last year, but his short game was lacking. He's talked about how much time he spent on that in the off-season and how his short-game is back where he wants it.
Par 5 13th - Watney's birdie bid is not a memorable one. It was never really on line and he leaves himself three-four-feet for par.
Par 4 12th - Tiger's birdie attempt up the hill was never given enough pace and it comes up about 3 and 1/2 feet short.
Par 4 12th - Despite having about 4-feet for par, Tiger has no trouble, rolling it in center-cut.
Par 5 13th - Tiger's tee shot is slightly offline, leaking to the right. It lands in the fairway but bounces into the primary rough. If he had thoughts of going at the green in two -- highly unlikely with the hole playing some 614 yards today -- they are completely dashed now.
Par 5 13th - Fritsch has 97-yards back up the hill with his third and he flies it just past hole-high, spinning it back nearly to the fringe but he'll have 15-feet or so for birdie.
Par 4 14th - Teater missed the fairway right and had to just lay back into the fairway short of the green. Watney was in the fairway by no more than a pace and he hit a beautiful approach that will give him a good look at birdie.
Par 4 14th - Teater will have about 10-feet for par after he doesn't quite make solid contact on his third.
Par 5 13th - Fritsch's birdie attempt is wide-right and he cleans up his par to stay at -9.
Par 4 14th - Bit of a mis-read for Watney on his birdie attempt and he'll settle for par.
Par 5 13th - After a successful layup, Tiger flies a pitching wedge over the flag and controls the spin to leave himself about 3-feet for birdie.
Par 4 14th - Despite his struggles off the tee and then a sub-par pitch, Teater converts his par putt to stay at -9.
Par 5 13th - Tiger cleans up his birdie to move to -15, now 6-shots clear. He's also -12 on the par fives this week.
Par 4 14th - Tiger with another solid tee shot right down the middle. In the group ahead, Fritsch missed the fairway but was able to get some spin out of the rough with his approach, leaving himself 10-feet for birdie.
Par 4 14th - Fritsch's birdie attempt slides by on the left and an opportunity missed.
Par 4 14th - From the middle of the fairway, Tiger tries to hit a sawed-off 9-iron and it was way too much club, flying it over the flag and leaving himself a good 20-25-feet for birdie.
Par 4 15th - Watney with some mud on his ball after his tee shot and as a result, his approach is a little long and a little right. He then hits a really nice recovery pitch, that leaves him 5-feet or so for par.