Tee time on Thursday (Pacific time) for Tiger Woods, who will be paired with Charley Hoffman and Patrick Reed on No. 1 at Torrey Pines’ South Course for the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. It will be Woods’ first start in an official event on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut at last year’s tournament at Torrey Pines, where he has won eight of his 79 titles (tee times: http://bit.ly/2n4DNDq).
Number of strokes under par that American Willy Wilcox stands after three rounds to lead the Web.com Tour’s Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. Wilcox shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Tuesday at Great Abaco to open a one-stroke lead entering today’s final round. Wilcox, 31, of Birmingham, Ala., won in 2013 on the developmental tour. He struggled last season on the PGA Tour, making only five cuts in 14 starts. South Korea’s Sungjae Im (65), who won last week’s season opener on the Web.com Tour, was tied for second with Australia’s Rhein Gibson (67) and Canada’s Adam Svensson (68) at 13-under 203 (scores: http://bit.ly/2BiVNxW).
Final-round score for Chile’s Joaquin Niemann, who surged to a five-stroke victory Tuesday in the Latin America Amateur Championship in Santiago, Chile. Niemann, 19, a Santiago resident, made six birdies and an eagle at Prince of Wales Country Club to post an 8-under round, erasing a one-stroke deficit to pull away from the field at 11-under 273. Mexico’s Alvaro Ortiz (69) finished runner-up at 6-under 278. Chile’s Gabriel Morgan Birke (68), Guatemala’s Daniel Gurtner (69) and Argentina’s Jaime Lopez Rivarola (69) tied for third at 5-under 279. Niemann, who solidified his No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, earned a berth in the Masters and exemptions into the U.S. Amateur and British Amateur (scores: http://bit.ly/2mWyeXy).
Percentage of respondents to a Morning Read social-media poll who answered “both” when asked about their preferred method of shopping for golf gear: retail store, online or both. Only 11 percent preferred online shopping, and 17 percent opted for the traditional brick-and-mortar experience.