Ryan Palmer fired an outstanding 10- under 62 to take a two-stroke lead at the Farmers Insurance Open as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy had a hard time to make inroads.
Palmer, the2018 runner-up, taken advantage of playing the North Course at Torrey Pines in California to relocate to10 under and the straight-out lead.
The American made 5 birdies on the front 9 and 6 in 8 holes starting at the 10 th, prior to dropping a chance at the last.
Make it birdies today for @RyanPalmerPGA.
He takes the solo @FarmersInsOpen lead back after a birdie on16 pic.twitter.com/9UqhNIMKs8
— PGA TOUR( @PGATOUR) January 24,2020
Palmer holds a two-shot lead over Brandt Snedeker, who carded a 5-under67 on the South Course.
The 8 finest rounds of the day began the North Course, with Palmer’s the emphasize.
Woods and McIlroy played the South Course and were left in a tie forth at 4 under.
A seven-time champ of the occasion, Woods made a double bogey to begin his round prior to following that up with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys.
Hole 7: Par
Hole 10: @TigerWoods is warming up. #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/RJW85 xjvzb
— PGA TOUR( @PGATOUR) January 25, 2020.
McIlroy had a hard time to a 1-over 73 regardless of being 2 under through, with bogeys at 12, 15 and 18 harming his possibilities.
J.B. Holmes(69), Jhonattan Vegas(68), Sebastian Cappelen(71) and Matthew NeSmith(70)
are connected for 3rd at 7 under.
Jordan Spieth(70) and Jason Day(67 )are amongst the group with Woods and McIlroy at 4 under, while safeguarding champ Justin Rose (70) missed out on the cut after being delegated rue his opening-round 75.
Woods will be having fun with Tyler McCumber and Chris Baker in Saturday’s 3rd round, with a 10: 55 a.m. ET tee time.