Farmers Insurance Open 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJanuary 26, 2013

LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 25:  Tiger Woods hits a tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines North Golf Course on January 25, 2013 in La Jolla, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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After Brandt Snedeker and K.J. Choi burst out to the lead on Thursday, a familiar face exploded on Day 2 of the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

That's right, Tiger Woods.

Woods posted one of the better scores on Friday to take sole possession of the lead through two rounds.

Meanwhile, Snedeker and Choi fell down the leaderboard, while other golfers sprang into contention.

Here's a look at the leaderboard, highlights and analysis of Day 2 at Torrey Pines.

 

Day 2 Leaderboard

Position Player Total
1 Tiger Woods -11
2 Billy Horschel
-9
T3 Casey Wittenberg -8
T3 Brad Fritsch -8
T3 Erik Compton -8
T3 Steve Marino -8
T3 Jimmy Walker -8
T3 Josh Teater -8
T9 Nick Watney -7
T9 Luke Guthrie -7

*Five other players have a -7 through Day 2. For the full leaderboard, check out PGA.com.

 

After posting a four-under par on Thursday, Tiger Woods exploded on Friday, posting a seven-under par en route to an 11-under 133 through two days at Torrey Pines.

On Day 2, Tiger posted one eagle and six birdies, including a stretch in which he scored a birdie or better on four straight holes.

Tiger wasn't the only golfer who had a big Day 2, though. 

Erik Compton had just one top-10 finish on the PGA Tour last year, but he was on his game on Friday, registering a seven-under par to finish with an eight-under 136 through two rounds at Torrey Pines.

Billy Horschel, who finished 10th at the Humana Challenge, stayed in close proximity of the lead. After being tied for second on Thursday, he found himself in second on Friday, two strokes behind Woods.

Nick Watney continued his steady play, notching a four-under par to close out the first two rounds with a seven-under 137. 

Watney, the No. 21 player in the world, finished 13th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to begin 2013. He posted five top-10 finishes (including one victory) in 2012.

Brandt Snedeker and K.J. Choi, who started the day sharing the lead, plummeted down the standings on Friday. Snedeker posted a three-over par to cap off the first two rounds with a four-under 140. Choi shot one-over par to end with a six-under 138 through Day 2.

 

Highlights

*Clips courtesy of PGATour.com.

During Tiger's surge on Friday, he eagled the 18th hole after a splendid 193-yard approach shot.

Ross Fisher sank a 172-yard tee shot one foot from the pin on the eighth hole, eventually scoring a birdie.

Billy Horschel, who is currently in second place, landed a 95-yard approach shot one foot from the pin on the sixth hole.

 

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