Updated: Sunday, 26 January 2014 06:09 | By Agence France-Presse

Magic missing for Woods at favored Torrey track

The usual Torrey Pines magic was missing for Tiger Woods Saturday as the world number one posted one of the worst rounds of his career in the Farmer's Insurance Open.


Magic missing for Woods at favored Torrey track

Tiger Woods tees off on the 11th hole during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open on Torrey Pines South on January 25, 2014 in La Jolla, California - by Todd Warshaw

On a Torrey Pines South Course where he has won eight titles -- seven US PGA Tour trophies and the 2008 US Open -- the 14-time major champion staggered to a seven-over par 79.

It was the third-highest round of his career on the US PGA Tour -- almost matching his worst career round as a pro of 81 in brutal wind at the 2002 British Open at Muirfield.

The disastrous day for the defending champion left Woods on the brink of an unwelcome first -- missing the secondary cut.

Only the top 70 players and ties will play on Sunday, and Woods was tied for 78th when his round ended.

Woods, who teed off on 10, had a double-bogey seven at the par-five 18th, then made another double-bogey at the first.

He then proceeded to bogey five straight holes before rolling in a birdie at the seventh -- giving the gallery a tongue-in-cheek bow after his putt dropped.

He avoided another bogey by chipping in for par at the eighth, and made a 10-foot par putt at the ninth to come in under 80.

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