Weather delays Torrey Pines final round action

Final Round Update – PGA Tour – Farmers Insurance Open – Torrey Pines Golf Club South Course (host) – San Diego, California –

Weather issues have suspended play in the final round of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. A fast-moving storm bringing rain and high winds and limited visibility stopped play before the final groups teed off at Torrey Pines.

South Korea’s 45-year-old K.J. Choi shared the 54-hole lead with Scott Brown at 9-under. Jimmy Walker and Gary Woodland are T-3 at 8-under, while a host of players are 7-under including Jonas Blixt, Billy Horschel and James Huh. Blixt, who opened with 77, rallied with back-to-back 66s to draw within two shots of the leaders.

The tour’s next stop is Phoenix for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Play could resume Sunday in San Diego to complete the Farmers Insurance Open, but it could end up as a Monday finish.

With a Choi bogey at No. 1, Brown solo led when play stopped. Several players were PGA TOURmaking a run including Kevin Streelman, who was one of only two players under par on the day in the final round.

Choi, who opened the week as a “Field” bet at 9-to-2 odds, was a runner-up here in 2014. Ranked 334th in the Official World Golf Ranking, Choi also had a runner-up finish in 2014 at the Travelers Championship.

Walker posted 68 Saturday to work his way into the final threesome.

For Brown, he is 192n in the rankings and co-lead also after the first round when he shot 66.

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  • Branden Grace (14-under) captured the European Tour’s CommercialBank Qatar Masters at Doha Country Club by two shots. He opened the week as a 7 ½-1 betting co-favorite alongside Sergio Garcia, who finished T-7. Grace moved to second in the Race to Dubai standings and should the crack Official World Golf Ranking Top 10 as a result.
  • England teenager Charley Hull and South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim share the lead at the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic at 15-under mid-way through the final round. Hull, Rolex Ranking No. 43, is a former Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year and playing now in her second full season.
  • Stacy Lewis, trying to snap a 40-tournament win-less streak, is three back in the Bahamas at 13-under overall but has yet to make the turn. Fellow American Brittany Lincicome is 8-under through 12 holes on her final round to race up the leader board into contention just a shot back of the co-leaders.