Woods one-over by way of 9 at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods takes a drop on the 13th hole hole of the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Friday Jan. 26 2018 in San Diego

Tiger Woods takes a drop on the 13th hole hole of the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Friday Jan. 26 2018 in San Diego

But he puts it down to rust and says he's buoyed by the fact Torrey Pines' hard South course, on which the final two rounds are played, should stop anyone running away with the tournament.

Woods has won the Farmers Insurance Open seven times, most recently in 2013, the a year ago he won a PGA Tour event.

Since then Woods has battled back trouble that sidelined him for all of 2016.

The 42-year-old superstar is playing his first Tour event since missing the cut at Torrey Pines last year - part of an abortive comeback bid after a 2016 spent on the sidelines.

The Fan Village is located at the convergence of three holes - behind the 15th green, adjacent to the 17th fairway and a few hundred feet from the 18th tee.

After bogeying his penultimate hole Woods went to his closing par-five knowing only a four would do.

The last became imperative after he made his lone bogey on the back side, when his tee shot on the par-3 eighth came up short.

In 2017, Woods returned to the PGA Tour at Torrey for his first full-field event since that 2015 Wyndham.

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Woods finished tied for 65th, 10 shots behind the leader, Ryan Palmer (11 under), and nine shots behind the defending Farmers champion, Jon Rahm (10 under).

Rahm can take Dustin Johnson's spot as world number one if he wins again at Torrey Pines and is firmly in contention after a flawless 66 which featured six birdies. Luke List and Tony Finau are tied for third at nine-under par.

After a respectable even-par 72 on the South course on Thursday, Woods suffered early second-day blues on another magnificent winter's morning next to the Pacific Ocean. His second shot also found the rough before he hit a brilliant chip shot to within two feet for the par putt.

But he couldn't get out of trouble at the par-four 13th, his fourth hole of the day, after another tee shot went left into a scrub hazard.

His putt, however, went just right of the hole, giving him a tap-in for double-bogey.

There are plenty of things for Woods to correct if he wants to make a substantial move over the next two days. The longest of his birdie putt was from just inside two feet on No 10 that got him back to even par for the round.

"It was typical, you know; just me going out there and fighting for whatever I can get". It was just trying to get used to the firmness of the green - we can hear the ball land from the fairway. And his power, swing and ball speed numbers already are back. Woods left himself two feet for par, made the putt and kept his hopes alive of making the cut with three holes remaining. "I fought hard", Woods said. "I thought that would be a good, solid turnaround from being two-over at the turn". He was amazed to see so many players under par through two rounds.

Woods will begin Saturday's third round off the 10th tee at 1:10 p.m. ET and is paired with Brandt Snedeker and Sung Kang.

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