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The Tour Report

January 25 2013

4:31 PM

Fisher cuts gap with Woods to two

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Ross Fisher says his favorite golf memory is watching Tiger Woods win the 1997 Masters.

And if the leaderboard holds, the Englishman could be watching Woods up-close-and-personal on Saturday during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open. Fisher moved into sole possession of second place after tapping in for birdie from 10 inches at the eighth hole.

Fisher then added another birdie at the par-5 ninth, this one from 5 feet, to make the turn in 33 and move to 9 under. Woods, who has two holes remaining on the North Course, is 11 under.

Fisher has never played with Woods in a PGA TOUR event. He did, however, partner with Ian Poulter at the 2010 Ryder Cup and Woods and Steve Stricker beat them 2 up in Four-balls..

Fisher, who tied for second at q-school, has played in 37 PGA TOUR events. He's a rookie, though, because he's never played in 10 or more in a single year as a member or special temporary member.