Date: January 26, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Tiger charges in San Diego

Tiger Woods has taken a two-shot lead after the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at the Torrey Pines course in California. With Woods setting the pace, Australian John Senden continued his consistent tournament to remain in contention after tallying a four-under 68, to go along with his first-round 69, that keeps him four shots behind Woods in equal ninth in San Diego. A birdie on the first got Senden started before three more birdies on the front nine gave the Australian momentum. But Senden hit an even-par back nine with a bogey at 14 being offset by a birdie on the 17th. Former world number one Woods was tied for 19th place after a first-round 68 but hit back with a seven-under 65 to grab the outright lead on 11-under. With six birdies and a bogey heading to the last hole, Woods finished off his round in style with an eagle on the par-five 18th to lead from compatriot Billy Horschel. After a first-round 66, Horschel carded a three-under 69 with a mixed round including six birdies and three bogeys to be two shots behind Woods on nine-under. The Americans are in front of a group of six players tied for third on eight-under made up of Americans Erik Compton (65), Casey Wittenberg (67), Steve Marino (68), Jimmy Walker (69) and Josh Teater (70), as well as Canadian Brad Fritsch (67). A further seven players are tied for ninth on seven-under including Senden and South Korea&aposs Charlie Wi, who recovered from an opening round 71 to score a six-under 66 with six birdies putting him back in contention. Joint overnight leaders Brandt Snedeker and KJ Choi both had rounds they would rather forget, with Choi&aposs 73 leaving him on six under while Snedker could only manage 75 to leave him at four under. Woods&apos seven-under par for the day was equalled by Compton and Rickie Fowler, who recovered from his opening round 77 to be placed equal-53rd on two under.