LA JOLLA, United States: On a day when Tiger Woods’s woes were the talk of Torrey Pines, Gary Woodland kept mistakes to a minimum to take the Farmers Insurance Open third-round lead.
World number one Woods— whose eight triumphs at Torrey Pines include seven titles in this US PGA Tour event and the 2008 US Open—staggered to third-round 79 that saw him notch a dubious career first in missing the secondary cut.
Woods’s round included back-to-back double-bogeys at the 18th and first holes, followed by five straight bogeys from the second through sixth holes.
His six-over total of 222 left him 14 shots behind Woodland, who overcame a bogey and a double-bogey of his own to post a two-under 70 for a 54-hole total of eight-under 208.
Woodland was one stroke in front of Australian Marc Leishman, who posted an even-par 72, and overnight leader Jordan Spieth who carded a 75 to join Leishman on 209.