San Diego (PA) - A three-under-par round by former world number one Tiger Woods saw
him five shots off the early lead in the Farmers Insurance Open in
Woods opened his season with a bogey-free round of 69
but his three birdies did not come on any of the par fives on the North
Birdies on the last two holes from South Korean rookie Sunghoon Kang saw him lead the field with a round of 64.
John Daly had a round of 67 which was the best score on the South Course.
said: "I'm happy with the way I played. I could have been a lot better
if I took care of the par fives a little bit more, but obviously, I
didn't do that."
Kang finished one shot better than fellow rookie Chris Kirk, Alex Prugh and Rickie Fowler.
Mickelson shot 32 on the back nine for 67 which was equal to the best
score on the tougher South Course and also equal to that of Daly.
has not played at Torrey Pines since his 2008 US Open win, missing out
in 2009 because of knee surgery and last year as he was in a Mississippi
addiction clinic after details of his extra-marital affairs became