SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brandt Snedeker ended another round at Torrey Pines atop the leaderboard. Only this time he had company — and still a long way to go.
Snedeker had a flawless start to his title defense in the Farmers Insurance Open by playing bogey-free on the North Course for a 7-under-par 65 and a share of the lead with K.J. Choi on Thursday. The advantage after one day goes to Choi, who birdied three of his last four holes on the tougher South Course for his 65.
Tiger Woods, a seven-time champion at Torrey Pines as a pro, looked as if he might join them. Woods was 1 shot off the lead with five holes to play on the South until he stumbled in the final hour of a cloudy day with two bogeys and had to scramble to save par on the par-5 18th for a 68. Former Illini Luke Guthrie matched Woods’ score and was tied for 20th. Ex-Illini D.A. Points carded a 73 and Scott Langley a 76.