LA JOLLA — Sun-dripped Torrey Pines disappeared Friday as umbrellas outsold sunscreen, sand traps turned to koi ponds and temporary rivers replaced par-five fairways.
Locals in shorts and sandals ran around asking, "Dude, what is this wet stuff?"
San Diego officials immediately sanctioned the precipitation for violating several city sunny-day ordinances and warned the fines would be doubled on the weekend.
The second day of the Farmers "Flood" Insurance Open left everyone soaked except Tiger Woods, who didn't even bother wearing weather gear as he shifted golf-game gears from third to overdrive.
Woods dodged most of the droplets as he dominated the North Course with a seven-under-par 65 on his way to the top of the leaderboard.
Woods, who started the day three shots off the lead, hit 12 of 14 fairways and 13 greens. He avenged his only Friday bogey at his second-to-last hole with a birdie on the last to get to 11-under 133.
Woods owns a two-shot lead over upstart Billy Horschel, who shot three-under 69 on the South Course to leave him at nine-under 135.
Horschel, a 2009 University of Florida graduate, earned his first pairing with Woods, which knocks one item off his bucket list.
"It's going to be a good day no matter what," Horschel said.
Horschel thinks he'll be ready for the hoopla, having played 2007 Walker Cup matches in Northern Ireland against Rory Mcllroy.
"So I've dealt with crowds," Horschel said.
Horschel regained his card in 2013 after tying for fourth at the PGA Tour qualifying tournament. He missed the cut in his two previous trips to Torrey Pines.
Horschel is such a people person he says has to consciously pull himself away from conversations.
"I can talk your ear off for days and days," he said.
Someone, between now and Saturday's 9:40 a.m. tee time, will need to tell Horschel how little Woods likes to chitchat when he's in contention.
As Horschel conducted his post-round news conference, texts from family and friends were ringing a hole in his pocket.
Joining the final group is Casey Wittenberg, one of six players at eight-under 136 who sit three shots behind Woods.
First-day co-leader K.J. Choi stumbled to one-over 73 and is five shots behind Woods, while defending champion Brandt Snedeker followed his 65 with a three-over 75 on the South Course. Snedeker stands at 140, seven shots off the lead.
The weekend star, come rain or shine, will be Woods.
As caddies covered players with oversized umbrellas and handed out rain gloves like sticks of gum, Woods pretended it was 75 without a cloud in the sky.