Jan 29th, 2017
Justin Rose falls back at Farmers
After tough moving day
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Justin Rose has lost his lead at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines after a tough moving day, which could only see him card a 73.
Rose lead after the opening two rounds, but could only post a one–over-par 73 to slip back to seven under, and he's now two shots off joint leaders Patrick Rodgers and Brandt Snedeker.
Rodgers, who is yet to win a PGA Tour event, shot a 67 which included five birdies, the joint–best round of the day, to force himself into contention. .
Rodgers said on pgatour.com: "The conditions were awesome, that's why we come to San Diego, the sun was out and there was no wind, so it was fun to make a few birdies."
Brandt Snedeker is trying to become only the fourth player in history to win back–to–back at Torrey Pines since the tournament began in 1952, but could only muster a 70.
Pat Perez is also in contention after shooting a five–under 67 to rocket up the leader board from 30th. And it's also good to Tony FInau back in the mix. He's T3 on eight under.
There are nine players within two shots of Rodgers and Snedecker, so there's plenty of golf still out there for what should be a very interesting final day.