Tiger Woods made an encouraging start to the season at one of his favourite venues without playing at his very best, firing a three-under-par 69 in the Farmers Insurance Open first round on Thursday.
With the first winless campaign of his professional career now behind him, Woods recorded three birdies and no bogeys on a firm, fast-running North Course. "I'm happy with the way I played, absolutely," Woods, a six-time winner of the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines, told reporters.
Arjun Atwal could not hold on to a good start and ended with a one-over 73 and lay 97th at the South Course. South Korean rookie Sunghoon Kang led with an eight-under 64.
Jeev slips in Bahrain
Riffa: Jeev Milkha Singh was nowhere near his best as he carded a 73 on Day II at the Volvo Golf Champions on Friday. Despite the over-par round, which placed him T44 with a four-under 140, he made the cut, which was applied at two-under.
At 11-under 133, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Peter Hanson, Raphael Jacquelin and Edoardo Molinari were on top.