Farmers Insurance Open 2013: Day 3 Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJanuary 26, 2013

LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 25:  Tiger Woods looks on from the eighth fairway 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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This young PGA season has been paused by the elements, as the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open has been postponed until Sunday due to heavy fog.

The PGA tweeted the news: 

It's official. There will be no more golf today at Torrey Pines. The @farmersinsopen will resume Sunday morning. #pgatour

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 27, 2013

In the midst of third-round action, only a handful of groups teed off on Saturday, and no group completed more than one hole. As a result, we are likely headed to a Monday finish.

That is assuming that weather, like in the picture tweeted by ESPN's Colleen Dominquez, doesn't continue to interfere.

This is why getting in any golf is highly unlikely today... #farmersinsuranceopen…

— Colleen Dominguez (@ColleenD_espn) January 26, 2013

The good news is that the weather report for Torrey Pines, the home of this tournament, lists Sunday as a "great day for golf."  

After a three-hour delay to start the round, players began teeing off, only to see the fog roll back in moments later. 

It will be interesting to see how this delay affects the players. Most notably, Tiger Woods now has time to cool off after firing an impressive seven-under 65 in Round 2 to propel himself to a two-shot lead over Billy Horschel.

With seven wins at Torrey Pines, Woods has always had great success on the North and South courses at the famed course. So, it is reasonable to assume that Woods will be able to keep his hot hand going despite the delay.

However, with the inconsistency Woods has shown over the past couple seasons, there are plenty of reasons to wonder if he can maintain his high level of play. 

And it has been a high level. The former No. 1 player is beginning to resemble his old self. Even while dialing in his driving and putting, Woods has struggled with his iron play. That has not been the case at this tournament. 

Woods has been sticking his short irons and drilling his long irons. Check out the distance control on this approach from No. 7 during Round 2: 

Woods already has two eagles in this tournament after having just four all of last year. 

All of this sets the stage for Tiger to make a huge statement. If he can come out and run away with this tournament after the delay, he will go a long way toward proving he is ready to reclaim his throne as the king of golf.