The PGA Tour is back life at the Farmers Insurance Open from Torrey Pines and the golf leaderboard is getting updated through the first round on Thursday into the second round Friday with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson in action and the live stream coverage is from CBS and The Golf Channel as the next tournament gets underway.
Woods comes into this tournament after one of his worst performances ever and this is a place where he has been very comfortable in the past. Woods has won here multiple times and now he is hoping to bounce back after putting up an 82 in the tournament last week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and missing the cut by 12 strokes. The tournament got off to a late start due to fog and now players are starting to tee off.
Woods and Mickelson will be later in the afternoon and both players will be looking to get into form at this tournament. Woods had a great season a couple years ago, winning five times overall and looking like his old self, but he still has not won another major and the way he has been playing it looks like he won't this year. It's too early to tell, but he dealt with back issues last season and had surgery and now he is trying to get back into at least solid form.
Mickelson said that Woods should not be doubted and that he could have the "last laugh" and Mickelson himself is looking to get things going in San Diego. Mickelson has this as a hometown event and he has won this three times, while Woods has won this seven times, including during that strong season run a couple years ago. Woods was able to move back up in the ranks that year, but now he has slipped and he needs to make up for his poor performance last week.
Woods has not been strong with his putter and that is something he said that he hopes to work out before the Masters in Augusta. Woods had his worst round as a pro and now hopes to bounce back just to shake that off. Woods is not even qualified for the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral next month, which is also a tournament he won that solid year, and he is out of the top 50 in the world and needs to get back to make it into that tournament.
Woods is set to play in the Honda Classic ahead of Doral and that means he needs a good performance here and there just to get into that. Woods said that he is not concerned about the rank and added that he is hoping to get things going heading into Augusta National.