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January 27 2013

8:15 PM

Woods up by six as play called

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.

 

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