Tiger Woods Poised For Another PGA Tour Victory
Tiger Woods, 37, is in control. The 14-time Major Golf Champion Woods led the Farmers Insurance Open at the Torrey Pines Gold Course in Dan Diego, Calif., by six strokes, with 11 holes left to be played on Monday.
For the tournament, Woods is 17-under par. Should he hold on to win, it would be his 75th PGA Tour victory and seventh tournament win.
Woods wrapped up the third round on Sunday, and played an additional seven holes before the match was called for darkness. He ended the third round with a two-stroke lead and would triple it. "It was a long day … and I played well today," Woods said. "Overall, I'm very pleased that I was able to build on my lead."
Trailing Woods are Nick Watney, 31, and defending champion Brandt Snedeker, 32. Watney is a former champion of this event, having won in 2009 when the tournament was known as the Buick Invitational. "All I can do is I'm going to try to make as many birdies as I can," Watney said. "I've got 11 and 12 that are tough, and hopefully, maybe he can help me out a little bit, I don't know."
As for Snedeker, he knows the task in front of him is daunting. Woods is 38-2 on the PGA Tour when he has the outright lead going into the last round. "I've got a guy at the top of the leaderboard that doesn't like giving up leads," Snedeker said. "So I have to go catch him."
Play will resume Monday at 2:10 p.m. EST and can be seen on CBS.
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