Holmes. Woods got to 6 under par through seven holes, but he will need to get up and down for a par from 30 feet at the par-5 17th.
Thomas said he could barely feel his toes when he warmed up Saturday morning in temperatures in the low 40s and darkness as he set out to finish the second round. Just like that, he was tied for 12th as the leaders were just getting going.
Bad weather in southern California has restricted play during the tournament, with Woods still having 11 holes to play in his third round.
"I've managed to scramble well this week and I'm going to have to do that all day tomorrow", Scott said. 'Up early and start working on it and staying loose and staying ready.
He immediately dropped a shot at the fourth hole, his first of the day, then made a couple of shaking pars before managing to knock in a 24-foot birdie putt at the ninth.
"You saw what I did a year ago, I missed the cut here and I had to add an event, " he said. He hit 14 of 18 greens in regulation and moved up from a tie for 52nd when the third round began. "So I'm playing the weekend and I get two more rounds to kind of get after it".
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But the 43-year-old has admitted he is struggling at the Genesis Open with his body.
"It's different, " Woods said.
"I am not seeing the [putting] line. Consequently, I'm having a hard time starting my ball on line".
"Can't get any worse than it was the first day; four three-putts is as bad as a human being can putt". Players who were initially scheduled to play Thursday morning and Friday afternoon, but actually played Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning, had noticeably better weather during their rounds.
When they finally began their third rounds in fading light, Scott's birdie at the first was surpassed by Thomas, who holed from 12 feet for eagle after nearly pitching his second in the cup, and both will resume halfway down the third when play restarts early on Sunday morning.
As he prepared for all the post-round responsibilities that come with being Tiger Woods and the tournament host-an interview with CBS, then another with Sky Sports, then one more for good measure with a scrum of scribes, then participating in the trophy ceremony-Woods sat on the front of a parked golf cart, coffee in hand, treasuring each and every fleeting moment of rest.