SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods is going to have to wait to pursue another win at Torrey Pines.
A thick fog shrouded the course along the Pacific bluffs on Saturday and essentially wiped out the entire day at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods, a six-time winner of this tournament, had a two-shot lead and never even bothered coming to the golf course. Three players completed one hole — and that was after a three-hour delay.
Players were to resume the third round today and go as long as daylight allowed, and then finish Monday.
And that’s a best-case scenario.
In a bizarre twist, tour officials were hopeful of rain and a little wind this morning, two elements that most golfers dread. That’s what is needed, however, to keep the fog away from Torrey Pines and allow the tournament to resume.
“When Mother Nature doesn’t want you to play, you can’t play," said Mark Russell, the tour vice president of competition.
Also on Saturday:
Wood wins Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar — Chris Wood eagled the 18th hole to win the Qatar Masters for his first European Tour title, overtaking Sergio Garcia and George Coetzee. The 142nd-ranked Englishman hit a 6-iron from 200 yards to 12 feet to set up the winning putt. He closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 18-under 270. Garcia and Coetzee tied for second, a stroke back. Garcia shot a 66, and Coetzee had a 65.