2014 Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard: Tiger Woods shaky through season-opening 9 holes

Stephen Dunn

They're off in La Jolla, and Tiger has failed to make much of a move early in his first round of the new season.

Tiger Woods has completed his first nine holes of the 2014 season, and it was an underwhelming start at Torrey Pines. Tiger went off the 10th tee at the more difficult South Course, a layout he's owned during his career. But even on the tougher of the two courses, Woods will be disappointed with an outward even-par 36.

Tiger struggled to get any momentum on the front side, as an early birdie on his second hole of the season was quickly followed with some wild plays off the tee and a struggle to gauge the speed of the greens. Tiger isn't always the fastest starter, but he obviously loves playing from ahead -- grabbing that 36-hole lead and then slowly choking out the rest of the field over the weekend. At No. 2, he stuck a brilliant approach shot to just five feet to post that first red number.

Woods, however, would give that shot back just three holes later with some sloppy work around the green at No. 5. Tiger put his approach shot in a greenside bunker, and then barely managed to get his ball up and out on the putting surface. He had a lengthy putt to save par, but missed the 16-footer to fall back to even.

Unfortunately for Woods, he's also even through his first two par-5s of the week. That's historically been his most reliable path to victory at this event, and he piles up birdies and eagles to run out to an insurmountable lead, as Emily Kay noted this week in a piece outlining his dominance at this event. After a par at No. 6, Woods started No. 9 with a wild drive that almost went off the course:

He still managed to rip a cut fairway wood off some trampled down ground to get back in play, and saved par after a disappointing run at birdie from the back fringe. He is five shots back at the midpoint of his opening round.

Unsurprisingly, the early top 10 is populated by players starting on the much shorter and easier North Course. San Diego resident Phil Mickelson started out on the North, a course he's helping redesign, and he's just 2-under through his first 14 holes. Woods will get his rips in on the North Course on Friday afternoon.

Here's the current leaderboard early in the first round (with the course each player is playing in parentheses):

Place Player Score
T1 Pat Perez (SC) -5
T1 Stewart Cink (NC) -5
T1 Jason Day (NC) -5
T4 Steven Bowditch (NC) -4
T4 Tyrone Van Aswegen (NC) -4
T4 Gary Woodland (NC) -4
T4 Marc Leishman (NC) -4
T4 Jhonattan Vegas (NC) -4
T9 Charley Hoffman (SC) -3
T9 Nicolas Colsaerts (NC) -3
T9 David Lynn (NC) -3
T9 Erik Compton (NC) -3
T9 Keegan Bradley (NC) -3
T9 Jonathan Byrd (NC) -3
T9 Chris Williams (NC) -3
T9 Brian Stuard (SC) -3
T9 Nick Watney (NC) -3
T18 Mark Calcavecchia (NC) -2
T18 Graham DeLaet (NC) -2
T18 Tim Herron (NC) -2
T18 Charles Howell III (NC) -2
T18 Hunter Mahan (NC) -2
T18 Phil Mickelson (NC) -2
T18 Bubba Watson (NC) -2
T18 Brendon Todd (NC) -2
T18 Greg Owen (NC) -2
T18 Matt Bettencourt (NC) -2
T18 Trevor Immelman (NC) -2
T18 Roberto Castro (NC) -2
T18 D.A. Points (NC) -2
T18 John Merrick (NC) -2
T18 Sang-Moon Bae (NC) -2
T18 Harrison Frazar (NC) -2
T18 Kevin Tway (SC) -2
T18 Jim Herman (NC) -2
T18 Seung-Yul Noh (NC) -2
T37 Bobby Gates (NC) -1
T37 Justin Thomas (NC) -1
T37 Tag Ridings (SC) -1
T37 Kevin Foley (NC) -1
T37 Bronson La'Cassie (NC) -1
T37 James Driscoll (SC) -1
T37 Billy Mayfair (NC) -1
T37 Spencer Levin (NC) -1
T37 Billy Horschel (SC) -1
T37 Martin Laird (NC) -1
T37 Vijay Singh (NC) -1
T37 Jordan Spieth (SC) -1
T37 Will MacKenzie (SC) -1
T37 Russell Knox (SC) -1
T37 Hideto Tanihara (NC) -1
T37 Tim Wilkinson (NC) -1
T37 Brad Fritsch (NC) -1
T37 Michael Putnam (NC) -1
T55 Justin Hicks (SC) E
T55 Robert Garrigus (NC) E
T55 Lee Westwood (SC) E
T55 Aaron Baddeley (NC) E
T55 Scott Stallings (SC) E
T55 Tommy Gainey (NC) E
T55 Shawn Stefani (NC) E
T55 Wes Roach (NC) E
T55 Andrew Svoboda (NC) E
T55 Michael Kim (NC) E
T55 Martin Flores (SC) E
T55 Morgan Hoffmann (SC) E
T55 Rocco Mediate (SC) E
T55 Hideki Matsuyama (NC) E
T55 Charlie Wi (NC) E
T55 David Hearn (NC) E
T55 Scott Brown (NC) E
T55 Tiger Woods (SC) E
T55 Davis Love III (NC) E
T55 J.B. Holmes (SC) E
T55 Peter Malnati (NC) E
T55 Robert Streb (SC) E
T55 Riley Wheeldon (NC) E
T78 Cameron Tringale (SC) 1
T78 Richard H. Lee (NC) 1
T78 Heath Slocum (NC) 1
T78 Brandt Snedeker (NC) 1
T78 Bill Haas (SC) 1
T78 Jonas Blixt (NC) 1
T78 Kevin Chappell (SC) 1
T78 Hudson Swafford (NC) 1
T78 Chesson Hadley (SC) 1
T78 Michael Block (SC) 1
T78 Will Claxton (NC) 1
T78 Scott Gardiner (NC) 1
T78 Fabian Gomez (SC) 1
T78 Jamie Lovemark (SC) 1
T78 Will Strickler (SC) 1
T78 Camilo Villegas (SC) 1
T78 Daniel Chopra (NC) 1
T78 Victor Dubuisson (NC) 1
T78 John Huh (SC) 1
T78 Justin Leonard (SC) 1
T78 Jimmy Walker (SC) 1
T78 Lucas Glover (SC) 1
T78 Nicholas Thompson (SC) 1
T78 Ben Martin (SC) 1
T78 Danny Lee (SC) 1
T78 Alex Aragon (NC) 1
T104 John Rollins (NC) 2
T104 K.J. Choi (SC) 2
T104 Andres Romero (SC) 2
T104 Mark Anderson (NC) 2
T104 Miguel Angel Carballo (NC) 2
T104 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (NC) 2
T104 David Lingmerth (SC) 2
T104 Will Wilcox (SC) 2
T104 Troy Merritt (NC) 2
T104 Ryo Ishikawa (SC) 2
T104 Max Homa (NC) 2
T115 Troy Matteson (SC) 3
T115 Blake Adams (SC) 3
T115 Matt Jones (SC) 3
T115 Rory Sabbatini (SC) 3
T115 Johnson Wagner (SC) 3
T115 Geoff Ogilvy (SC) 3
T115 Paul Goydos (SC) 3
T115 Ben Crane (SC) 3
T115 Jim Renner (NC) 3
T115 John Peterson (SC) 3
T115 Lee Williams (NC) 3
T115 Alex Prugh (SC) 3
T115 Joe Durant (SC) 3
T115 D.H. Lee (SC) 3
T115 Brendan Steele (SC) 3
T115 Ian Poulter (SC) 3
T115 Ben Curtis (SC) 3
T132 Brendon de Jonge (SC) 4
T132 Josh Teater (SC) 4
T132 Robert Allenby (SC) 4
T132 Chris Riley (SC) 4
T132 Edward Loar (SC) 4
T132 Chris Smith (SC) 4
T132 Freddie Jacobson (SC) 4
T132 Dicky Pride (SC) 4
T132 Rickie Fowler (SC) 4
T132 J.J. Henry (SC) 4
T132 Andrew Loupe (SC) 4
T132 Brice Garnett (NC) 4
T132 Chad Collins (SC) 4
T145 Bryce Molder (SC) 5
T145 Luke Guthrie (SC) 5
T145 Y.E. Yang (SC) 5
T145 Derek Ernst (NC) 5
T145 Stuart Appleby (SC) 5
T145 Mike Weir (SC) 5
T151 Kyle Stanley (SC) 6
T151 James Hahn (SC) 6
T151 Kevin Kisner (SC) 6
T151 Charlie Beljan (SC) 6
155 Russell Henley (SC) 7
156 Chad Campbell (SC) 9

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