January 27 2011
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- As might be expected, the lion’s share of the pre-tournament attention was focused squarely on Tiger Woods, who is making his 2011 debut this week at a course where he has won seven times.
Throw Rocco Mediate into his pairing for the first two rounds, and the storyline got even more interesting. After all, Woods beat Mediate in a 19-hole playoff at the 2008 U.S. Open in his last appearance at Torrey Pines.
The third member of their threesome, though, is getting the best of the two veterans. The trio has just made the turn on the North Course and Kim is 3 under, Woods 1 under and Mediate 1 over. Kim is tied for fifth right now, two shots off the lead held by Sung-hoon Kim. – Helen Ross