Tiger Tames Torrey Pines for the Eighth Time
World No. 2 golfer Tiger Woods recorded another victory at the Torrey Pines golf course on Monday when he won the PGA Farmers Insurance Open by four strokes. The event’s final round had to be played on Monday after Saturday’s third round had been cancelled due to fog that came in from the Pacific Ocean.
Woods took an eight-stroke lead on the back nine after sinking a birdie putt on 13 and never looked back from that point on. The final round was marred by slow play and Woods was visibly uncomfortable and upset over the last four holes of his round. It was evident on his scorecard as he bogeyed and double bogeyed coming in over that stretch and ended up winning by four strokes.
Afterwards Woods admitted that the slow play affected his game, but because he had played so well prior to that point, he was able to make a few mistakes and not have it hurt the outcome.
Woods was making his first appearance on the PGA Tour this season after missing the cut last week in a European Tour event in Abu Dhabi after he was assessed a two-stroke penalty following his second round.
Fellow competitor Nick Watney, who was able to climb to just five shots behind Woods early in round four, said Woods was playing exceptional golf during the entire tournament and it would have been hard for anyone to have beaten him.
The win for Woods was his seventh at the Farmers matching his seven wins at Bay Hill and the Firestone. He also moved to within seven tournaments of Sam Snead for all time wins. The victory was his 75th and Snead had 82 in his career.