Rain and wind couldn’t stop Tiger Woods from storming to the top of the leader board at the farmers insurance open and it didn’t stop thousands of fans from trekking thru the wet weather to see some of their favorite golfers.
The biggest draw was Tiger Woods.
Addressing his game and the weather, 7-time Torrey Pines Open winner, Tiger Woods said, “ the weather was supposed to lighten up today and it ended up getting heavier.”
Day two of the Farmers Insurance Open and mother nature was not cooperating. What started as a light drizzle in the morning, turned to a downpour by the end of day.
Fans, though still happy to be there, “the weather’s bad but that’s ok, it’s better than from where I’m from.”
And it certainly didn’t stop thousands of fans from turning out to see the crowd favorite Tiger Woods.
“We’ve been following Tiger around all day. We had a couple of chances to see him tee off right in front and make some good birdie puts.”
As they made their way on the north course, a sea of umbrellas, make shift raincoats and, like the players, just forced to deal with it.
Local favorite, Rickie Fowler, said he tried to protect Tiger from the rain. “I tried cover him on the 9th hole, but he said he was already drenched.”
Tiger described the downpour like this, “we had it spitting most of the day but now its really coming down and getting tough out there.”
On the 6th hole, the soggy greens getting the best of Tiger, as he hit the ground with his club, showing a little frustration.
But said another fan, he made up for it, “the hole before he was pretty happy though, they all nailed it right down the green.”
Despite the rain, thousand of fans trudged threw the soggy grass and those from out of town said the weather’s not that bad. “I’m from Norfolk, Nebraska and it was minus 2 when we came yesterday.”
With two more days to go, Tiger finished the second round at 11 under par and said he’s looking forward to weather San Diego is famous for Saturday.
“We got a tough golf course tomorrow and I don’t know what the weather is supposed to be like tomorrow.”