Rose had six birdies and an eagle on another pristine day along the Pacific Ocean, a big reason why scores have been so low this week on a South course that will host another US Open in two years.
But the former US Open victor made a double-bogey at the par-four 14th and then found the water hazard with his second shot into the par-five 18th, two-putting for a bogey and an 18-under total after 54 holes.
Rose found fairway bunkers with poor drives at the first two holes but salvaged par both times before hitting his stride with three straight birdies from the fourth. Rose tied the 54-hole tournament record at 18-under 198.
"I just didn't have the game on the front nine, and it's a shame because Justin was a little shaky early with some bogeys", Scott said. With rounds of 63-66-69-69, he finished at 21 under and two clear of Scott, who finished with four consecutive birdies.
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Woods got back to even par for the day with a birdie at the 17th.
"Got to have these little goals when I'm not in contention to win a tournament, but still something positive to end the weekend and the week on", Woods said after firing rounds of 70-70-71-67 to tie for 20th. "He's the No. 1 player in the world, he's played well for over two years".
"Yeah, tee shot on 1 was nice because normally I haven't really played that hole all that well", said Woods, who was paired with Tony Finau and Xander Schauffele, who played at San Diego State. "It's not too much to ask if I play well".
Tiger Woods was happy to be back on the PGA Tour following his first round at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Woods made a relatively quiet return for his first official event since he captured his 80th PGA Tour victory at the Tour Championship in September. What we've got now is a strong second-tier competitor, a guy who every so often can put together a little magic like he did on his back nine on Sunday.