Posted January 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Kyle Stanley overpowered Torrey Pines and opened a five-shot lead Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open. About the only regret for Stanley was missing a 4-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have broken the 54-hole tournament record set by Tiger Woods in 1998, before Rees Jones beefed up the South Course for the 2008 US Open. Stanley still managed a 4-under 68, a spot alongside Woods in the record book at 18-under 198 and great position for his first victory. The performance looked familiar, even if the name didn't. Woods, playing this week in Abu Dhabi, is a seven-time winner at Torrey Pines as a pro, including that US Open. He used his length on the South Course, especially on the par 5s, and holed his share of putts. That's been the recipe for Stanley, who has a slight build and enormous speed. He build a three-shot lead with a birdie on the second hole and was never really challenged on another glorious days along the Pacific bluffs. His lone bogey came o...
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