SAN DIEGO – After so many big names were sent home Friday, the weekend stage was cleared at Torrey Pines for the guys wearing visors and white belts who want to make a name for themselves on the PGA Tour.
And, of course, for Brandt Snedeker, whose name is becoming linked with success at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Snedeker, the defending and two-time Farmers champion, is tied for the lead with Patrick Rodgers and in position to win his third tournament title at Torrey in six years going into Sunday’s final round.
“This place, for whatever reason, always seems to bring out my best,” Snedeker said Saturday after a 2-under 70 moved him to the top of the leaderboard at 9-under 207, a total Rodgers matched with a 5-under 67.
Tony Finau (67) and Cheng Tsung Pan (69) – two of the lesser names trying to establish themselves on tour – are one shot behind the…