No red? No problem.
It was an odd sight on Sunday when Tiger Woods began the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open without the red shirt he customarily wears on the last day of a tournament. But it was an odd sight of late to see him so far in the lead, too.
Woods managed to get through the third round and seven holes of the fourth Sunday after Saturday play was scrubbed because of fog. He chose to stay in gray for both rounds, something that is likely to change when play resumes at 2:10 p.m. EST today. The Golf Channel will carry play until 4 p.m. EST, when CBS will take over for the last 90 minutes or so (watch online here). Play will also be streamed on pgatour.com.
It would appear that Woods, with a six-shot lead over Brandt Snedeker and Nick Watney. Woods is 17-under for the tournament with his 75th career victory seemingly all but wrapped up. He has been dominating in every phase, “the whole package,” as he calls it. He’s so focused that he hasn’t been distracted by buzz that he’s trying to get back together with his ex-wife and/or dating skier Lindsey Vonn.
“I’ve driven the ball well, I’ve hit my irons well, and I’ve chipped and putted well,” he said. “Well, I’ve hit good putts. They all haven’t gone in.”
The Farmers Insurance Open isn’t exactly a major, but winning it at Torrey Pines would hold special significance for Woods. He won his last major, the 2008 U.S. Open, on the course…in a 19-hole playoff on a Monday against Rocco Mediate. Woods may have won seven times at Torrey Pines, but he’s taking nothing for granted these days and promised to wear red today.
“I’ve got to continue with executing my game plan. That’s the idea,” he said. “I’ve got 11 holes to play, and I’ve got to play them well.”