Golf: Tiger held up by fog

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Fog made for a farcical third day of the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California, which is now set to finish today.

Tiger Woods held a two-shot lead after the second round but never got out on to the Torrey Pines course as only half a dozen players started their third rounds.

Former Ryder Cup player Hunter Mahan had time to par the 10th hole, as did playing partners Robert Garrigus and John Mallinger.

Boo Weekley was in the rough to the right of the first fairway after his tee shot, with Mike Weir and Chez Reavie in the short grass to his left, but that was the extent of the day’s play. Former world number one Woods will resume on 11 under par, with Billy Horschel his nearest challenger on nine under.

There are six players a further shot behind while the seven-strong group at seven under includes England’s Ross Fisher, Korean Charlie Wi, Nick Watney and Tag Ridings, who hit a hole in one in the first round.

Defending champion Brandt Snedeker, who shared the lead after an opening 65 but fell to four under on Saturday, reflected on a frustrating day: “Tomorrow you’ll have to go low. It’s going to be a weird day.”