January 25 2013
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- The rain is falling in earnest now as Tiger Woods signs for a 65 in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.
Woods answered his lone bogey of the day, which came at the eighth hole, with a two-putt birdie at No. 9 to finish 36 holes in the lead at 11 under. Woods has played the par 5s in 9 under -- which leads the field -- with five birdies and two eagles.
In 12 previous rounds at the North Course, Woods' average is 67.75. He's a six-time champion of the Farmers Insurance Open.
Woods now owns a three-stroke advantage over Josh Teater, Ross Fisher and Billy Horschel. Teater has played 12 holes on the North while Fisher just misssed a 5-footer for par at No. 11 on the South and Horschel has played 10 holes.
One of Woods' playing partners, Ricky Fowler, matched his 65 -- a score that was 12 strokes better than what the23-year-old shot in the opening round and just may have kept Fowler around for the weekend. He's among 74 players tied at 2 under or better.
Phil Mickelson, who has won three times at Torrey Pines, has birdied three of his last five holes to get to 3 under for the day and the tournament. Mickelson, who is trying to avoid his second straight missed cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, is playing the South Course.