"I don't like rain gear very much, and I'd much rather play in sweaters, if I can." Woods said. "Hey, you can only get wet once, right? Once you're wet, you're wet. Deal with it."
The soggy field now has to deal with Woods, who enters the weekend within striking distance of his eighth professional win at Torrey Pines. Woods has won this PGA event six times and also captured the 2008 U.S. Open held on these seaside grounds.
Woods owns the course record on the South Course, 62, and his 68.62 scoring average here is the lowest on tour since 1980.
He seems to have a decided home-field advantage at Torrey Pines, almost like the football Broncos in mile-high Denver.
There are certain places that fit Woods like an old pair of Nike sneakers.
"There are a few courses over the course of my career that I've really played well," Woods said. "This happens to be one of them."
He clicked off some of the others: Firestone, Augusta, Doral and Bay Hill.
Not all courses appeal to the eye of Woods, who has never won professionally at Riviera Country Club, one of the most respected courses on the tour.
Woods hasn't even played the Northern Trust Open since 2006 and hasn't committed for this year's event.
Woods seemed born, though, to play Torrey Pines. He plays better here than hometown product Phil Mickelson, who has won three professional times here but not since 2001.
Mickelson, with a later tee time, got the worst of Friday's weather. He trudged off the course looking as if he'd just walked through a carwash.
Mickelson followed his first-day 72 on the North Course with a one-under 70 on the South that left him dangling on a cut line that he ended up making on the number.
Mickelson wore gloves on both hands at one point to combat the rain but never seemed to have a grip.
His day ended bogey-bogey after he couldn't get up and down from the back bunker on No. 18.
"It's just a fraction off," Mickelson said of his game. "I just don't quite feel great."
Kyle Stanley, who blew a three-shot lead in the final round last year before losing a playoff to Snedeker, missed the cut after finishing at seven-over 151.
Mike Weir's weekend drought, though, is mercifully over. The veteran Canadian shot three-over 75 on Friday but made his first cut since the 2011 AT&T National. Weir is at three-under 141, eight shots behind Woods.