Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the sixth hole during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
SAN DIEGO - It looks like it will be a major year for Tiger Woods.
Woods polished off another tour de force around these parts on a sun-splashed Monday - despite some errant tee shots and a few mishaps down the stretch - going about his business over 11 holes on the South Course to win the Farmers Insurance Open for the seventh time at seaside Torrey Pines.
Woods began the day with a six-shot lead, but he made two bogeys and a double bogey in the last five holes to finish out a final-round 72. He was 14 under overall, 3 over during Monday's play.
It is Woods' 75th career victory.
"It got a little ugly toward the end," Woods said on CBS after the round. "I got a little impatient with the slow play."
The win bodes well for Woods - and not so much for his colleagues.
In the six previous seasons that Woods won the Farmers, he never won less than four tournaments that year. That included eight wins twice and years of seven, six and five victories. The year he won four - in 2008 - he played just six events as he had season-ending surgery to his left knee following his win in the U.S. Open - at Torrey Pines.
In five of those six previous years when he won the Farmers, Woods triumphed in a major championship. The lone year he didn't pull a Farmers-major double was 2003.
Woods started the delayed fourth round with a six-shot lead.