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Elena Summers
January 29, 2019

He shot 72 and tied for fifth with Rory McIlroy (69) and defending champion Jason Day (67).

Rose putted for birdie on all but two holes on his way to a 6-under 66, giving him a share of the 36-hole tournament record and a three-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama going into the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open. The outburst of red numbers got him to 10 under for the tournament and provides something to seize upon heading into his next start. "I kept the pedal down".

Woods won the last of his 14 Majors - the 2008 US Open - at the California course. He managed just one birdie on the back nine Saturday.

"I probably could have shot something around 68 or 67 today pretty easily", Woods said. "I hit a lot of good putts that just didn't go in". The last time he won in January was in South Africa in 2002, the first of his 22 victories worldwide.

The world number one threatened to turn the event into a one-man exhibition, going six ahead at one stage, before he pulled his 160-yard approach shot into a penalty area at the par-four 14th and gave back two shots.

It marked Rose's 10th victory on the PGA Tour, and his first since last May's Fort Worth Invitational.

Also playing the North Course, Rose completed a flawless round, which included seven birdies and an eagle for a 63 alongside Doug Ghim. He had birdies on three of the last six holes.


Rose was three strokes clear of Australian Adam Scott, who had seven birdies and an eagle in his five-under par 65 for a 15-under total of 201. But this is not a course I can go out and just fire at pins.

"I think 66 is apparently the joint low score for the two days". And he heard about it throughout the round, one spectator even suggesting that the ball "would have gone in if you were wearing red". Add to that a collection of shorter par 4s, and there was no shortage of birdies.

Welcome to the official YouTube channel of the PGA TOUR. At Torrey Pines. Look out. And this is where he proposed to his girlfriend, Kelley Cahill, on the hiking trails around Torrey. Now it's Rose, the No. 1 player in the world looking as though he might stay there for a while.

Rose took the lead during Friday's second round and led the rest of the way.

While he conceded to some tournament rust - this was only his second event since he won the Tour Championship on September 23 - Woods says there is far less uncertainty about what he expects out of his game.

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. "If that many guys shot that many under par, it might be a different story".

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