LA JOLLA, Caif. -- The horn sounded to suspend the fourth round of the Farmers Insurance Open just after Tiger Woods hit his drive on the seventh fairway.
Players had the option of finishing the hole they were on, and Woods' group did. The six-time champion strode purposefully down the fairway, his hands stuffed in his pants pockets to ward off the chill. His second shot found the green but a fourth birdie of the abbreviated round was not to be.
So Woods will return to Torrey Pines on Monday morning in control at 17 under, owning a six-stroke advantage over defending champion Brandt Snedeker and Nick Watney, the 2009 winner.
Snedeker will return to the 10-foot birdie putt at the 14th hole that he backed off of when the horn sounded. Watney, who is 3 under for the day, has not teed off on No. 9.
Rookie Brad Fritsch continues to hang tough, alone in fourth at 9 under after playing seven holes. Luke Guthrie, Josh Teater, Erik Compton, Steve Marino and Casey Wittenberg are tied at 8 under.
The final round will resume at 2:10 p.m. ET. Golf Channel will air the competition live until CBS takes over at 4 p.m. ET.
No one among the 87 players who made the cut completed the fourth round. The farthest anyone got was through 15 holes.
By PGATOUR.COM staff
The final round of the Farmers Insurance Open resumes on Monday from Torrey Pines at 2:10 p.m. ET (11:10 a.m. PT).
Golf fans will have a number of viewing options available, including both television and online platforms.
Golf Channel coverage will begin with a pregame show at 1:30 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m. PT) and continue until the CBS broadcast beings at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT).
There will also be live streaming coverage online at PGATOUR.COM when the final round resumes at 2:10 p.m. ET. Also, fans will be able to watch our LIVE@ online coverage here on PGATOUR.COM beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
Furthermore, SiriusXM PGA TOUR radio will have coverage from 2 to 5 p.m. ET.
Through seven holes of his final round, Tiger Woods holds a six-shot lead at 17 under on Brandt Snedeker and Nick Watney. Woods is going for his 75th PGA TOUR title.
LA JOLLA, Caif. -- The Golf Coaches Association of America will receive a $15,000 donation thanks to the 68 that Aaron Baddeley shot in the third-round of the Farmers Insurance Open.
The donation, which is being made by Farmers Insurance as part of its "University Day" celebration, was destined for the golf team of the player's alma mater. Since the Aussie turned pro at 19 and did not attend a university the decision was made to give it to the GCAA.
Six players tied for second after shooting 69s so their schools received $2,000 each -- Tiger Woods (Stanford), Brandt Snedeker (Vanderbilt), Gary Woodland (Kansas), Hunter Mahan (Oklahoma State), Camperon Tringale (Georgia Tech) and Adam Hadwin (Louisville).
LA JOLLA, Caif. -- Just when players were starting to cut into his lead, Tiger Woods responded with back-to-back birdies to reclaim a commanding, five-stroke advantage.
Woods' first birdie came on an 11-foot putt at the third hole. Despite straying right with his tree and coming up short on his approach at No. 4, Woods then managed to chip in from 40 feet to get to 16 under par.
Brandt Snedeker, who has played 11 holes, is 11 under and running out of opportunities to catch the six-time Farmers Insurance Open champion. Nick Watney, on the other hand, has birdied three of his first five holes to join Snedeker.
No one else is in double digits under par. Steve Marino and Casey Wittenberg, who is playing with Woods, are tied at 9 under while Hunter Mahan, Bill Haas, Josh Teater, Luke Guthrie, Brad Fritsch and Erik Compton are another stroke behind. Mahan is the only player in that group playing his second nine.
LA JOLLA, Caif. -- Brandt Snedeker, who came from seven strokes off the pace a year ago to win the Farmers Insurance Open in a playoff, is making a similar charge on Sunday.
Snedeker birdied the ninth hole to turn in 4 under and pull with three strokes of Woods. The reigning FedExCup champion, who has four top-10 finishes at Torrey Pines, is now tied with Nick Watney, the 2009 champ, at 11 under.
Snedeker has completed 10 holes, though, while Watney is through four and is 3 under for the tournament. Snedeker shared the first-round lead after shooting 65, but was 10 strokes higher in the second round.
Woods, meanwhile, has struggled off the tee -- hitting his drives on the first two holes well left. He's managed to make par on each one, though.
LA JOLLA, Caif. -- Luke List won't figure prominently in the final outcome of the Farmers Insurance Open but he did make the final round memorable just the same.
That's because List made an albatross on the 13th hole, his fourth of the day. The rookie used a 3-wood for the 255-yard shot to get back to even par for the tournament.
The albatross was the first on the PGA TOUR this year. There were four double eagles recorded in 2012.
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Graeme McDowell hasn't ever played in the Farmers Insurance Open but he certainly knows the score.
Here's what he tweeted as Tiger Woods was finishing up a third-round 69 that left him with a four-stroke advantage in the tournament he has won six times.
"Was thinking of adding @FarmersInsOpen to my schedule next year. Maybe need to reconsider. Tiger owns the place.... #tigerwoodsshow"
Indeed. Woods is four strokes ahead of PGA TOUR rookie Brad Fritsch, who shot 70 in the third round. Defending champ Brandt Snedeker opened with two birdies in the first four holes of his final round to move into a tie at 9 under with Erik Compton, who was playing one group ahead of Woods.
"I played well," Woods said. "I played really, really well. I hit the ball good. I putted really good. ... It seemed like I was always in pretty good position.
Snedeker, you might recall, came from seven strokes off the pace to win at Torrey Pines a year ago. However, he didn't get into that playoff he won until Kyle Stanley triple bogeyed the 72nd hole.
Woods doesn't figure to come back to the field, though. He has a 68.64 scoring average in the final round of the 12 previous Farmers Insurance Opens he's played. And that includes a 75 on Sunday in 2011 when he posted his only finish outside the top 10.
Interestingly, Woods' 69 included his first bogey at the 18th hole in 36 rounds after he drove into a fairway bunker, found a greenside bunker with his third shot and ended up missing a 10-footer for par.
That miscue notwithstanding, Woods has been at his best this week. He ranks 12th in fairways hit after finding eight of 14 in the third round but his 15 greens in regulation was his high for the week. Woods also had 31 putts in the third round.
Woods will tee off at 6:10 p.m. ET in the final round while Fritsch and Compton are scheduled for 10 minutes earlier. Snedeker will likely have completed eight holes about the time Woods steps to the first tee at the South Course.
The final round will conclude on Monday. CBS will broadcast the remainder of the final round beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Monday.