Tiger Woods birdied his final hole to shoot 1-under-par 71 Friday and move to 4 under overall after two rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif.
Woods, a seven-time winner of the event, putted 12 times through his first five holes thanks partly to a four-putt double bogey on the par-4, 456-yard first hole. He then had 15 putts over the final 13 holes on the South Course.
He added three birdies on the front nine, with two birdies and two bogeys on the back nine. With a two-round total of 140, Woods is in a tie for 17th place and heads to the weekend six shots behind tournament leader Ryan Palmer, who shot 10-under 62 on Friday.
Players at even-par 144 or worse failed to make the cut.
"It was a good middle part of the round not exactly the best of start but figured it out," Woods told reporters. "Turned it around and unfortunately made a mistake at 17 that cost me a shot, but a good birdie at 18."
Woods fired a 69 Thursday on the North Course in his first competitive round of 2020. The South Course is considered the tougher of the two Torrey Pines layouts.
"It played a lot harder than (Thursday) for everyone except for Ryan," Woods said of the North Course. "He's the only one who kind of figured it out."
Woods, who also won the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, is seeking a record 83rd career PGA Tour victory. He currently shares the record with Sam Snead.
"There are probably 15 or 20 people I've seen every year and have been out here the last two days," said Woods, who grew up in Southern California. "It's nice to have, basically, a hometown tournament here and (Riviera Country Club)."
--Field Level Media