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Torrey Pines: Frustrated Tiger Woods trails by nine shots

Tiger Woods is not happy with his time at Torrey Pines this year.
Tiger Woods is not happy with his time at Torrey Pines this year.
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Tiger Woods is the defending champion at the Farmers Insurance Open just outside San Diego at Torrey Pines, but this just doesn't seem like his year to repeat. At least, not so far. ESPN showed the leaderboard as of Jan. 24, 2014, and Tiger Woods is certainly frustrated due to the fact that he is a full nine strokes back at the end of the second round.

This comes even after the second round is usually the easier of the two hosting courses at Torrey Pines. A course where Tiger Woods has won a record seven times.

For the second day in a row, he failed to birdie any of the four par-five holes, but there were plenty of other things for him to be disgruntled about.

"(It was) pretty much all-around," a disgruntled Woods, who had declined an interview with Golf Channel after signing his scorecard, later told reporters. "I was a yard off, a foot off all day.

"It was one of those frustrating rounds because balls were landing in the fairway, running a foot in the rough and then I couldn't be aggressive, couldn't get after some of these flags and consequently my score reflected that.

"Just one of those days where I just could not get anything going because of it, and then when I did have an opportunity to get something going, I stubbed my foot by three-putting twice out there."

Torrey Pines has always been one of the most successful course for Tiger Woods, but he openly admits that he's "a fraction off" his game this time around. He carded a one-under-par 71 on the North layout on Friday to end a full nine strokes behind leader Jordan Spieth.

Stewart Cink is in second with a -9 under.

Woods may be a long way behind the leaders, but he doesn't believe it's a lost cause at Torrey Pines just yet. He knows he has done it before.

"If you remember '99 I went and shot 62, 65. I was on the 10th tee there and I think I was second to last off or something like that and went out, got hot and ended up beating BRB (Billy Ray Brown) on the last hole."

Woods carded scores of 68, 71, 62 and 65 to win that year's edition at Torrey Pines by two strokes.

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