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Fog Delays PGA’s Third Round at Torrey Pines Where Woods Leads

January 27, 2013

Fog delayed third-round action at the U.S. PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, where Tiger Woods holds the lead after 36 holes.

Six players were able to tee off and only three completed a hole as the fog lifted for five minutes before conditions again made it impossible to play at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.

Woods stands at 11-under 133 after two rounds to top the leaderboard. Billy Horschel is second at 9-under 135, one stroke ahead of Erik Compton, Brad Fritsch, Casey Wittenberg, Jimmy Walker, Josh Teater and Steve Marino.

Third round play is expected to resume today at 10 a.m. and continue until dark, according to the PGA Tour.

Mark Russell, the vice president of rules, competition and administration for the PGA Tour, said he expects to have to complete between nine to 12 holes tomorrow.

A total of 87 players made the cut so normally there would be a secondary cut after the third round, the PGA said. Because of the weather delay, there won’t be an additional, cut nor will the players be re-paired for the final round.

Woods has won this title six times although he has only held the 36-hole lead twice at the tournament.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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