Third round of Farmers Insurance Open delayed by fog; Tiger Woods leads by 2 shots

Fog returned after players began round after delay

LA JOLLA, Calif. - Thick fog forced a long delay Saturday in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Club.

Players began the round after a three-hour delay, only for the fog to return five minutes after they started. No one finished more than one hole.

The delay meant the third round could not be completed, and officials were hopeful of being able to finish before dark Sunday.

According to a tweet by the Farmers Insurance Open, players were getting in position for a 12:20 p.m. start. 

However, at about 12:30 p.m., the Farmers Insurance Open tweeted that the fog had rolled back in and that play was on hold once again. There is no word on when it will resume. 

Six-time champion Tiger Woods holds a two-shot lead over Billy Horschel entering Saturday's third round of the $6.1 million tournament.

Mark Russell, the tour's vice president of competition, says it was critical to play at least some golf Saturday afternoon to have a chance to finish on time. He says if players can't see where they're aiming, they can't play.

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