Tiger Woods was so good for so long at Torrey Pines that it didn't matter how bad it looked at the end.
In a finish that was fitting for such a long and exasperating week, Woods built an eight-shot lead with five holes to play Monday until he lost patience with the slow play and started losing shots that only determined the margin of victory.
Despite two bogeys and a double bogey in the final hour, he closed with an even-par 72 for a four-shot victory in the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.
"I'm excited the way I played all week," Woods said. "I hit the ball well -- pretty much did everything well and built myself a nice little cushion. I had some mistakes at the end, but all my good play before that allowed me to afford those mistakes."
He won for the 75th time in his PGA Tour career, seven behind the record held by Sam Snead.
Woods won this tournament for the seventh time, and he set a PGA Tour record by winning at Torrey Pines for the eighth time, including his 2008 U.S. Open. Woods also has won seven times at Bay Hill and at Firestone.
"I don't know if anybody would have beaten him this week," said Nick Watney, who made a run at Woods before faltering. "He's definitely on his game."
Brandt Snedeker (69) and Josh Teater (69) tied for second. Watney had a 71 and tied for fourth with Jimmy Walker.
Thick fog cost the tournament an entire day of golf Saturday, forcing the first Monday finish in tournament history. Woods effectively won the tournament during his 25 holes Sunday, when he turned a two-shot lead into a six-shot margin with only 11 holes to play.
Carl Pavano's spleen was removed last week after the free agent pitcher was injured when he fell in the snow.
The 37-year-old right-hander was hurt in mid-January at his home in Vermont and has been in a Connecticut hospital for nearly two weeks.
"He lost a lot of blood. It was very, very serious," agent David Pepe said Monday.
Pepe said Pavano didn't think he was seriously injured after the fall, then didn't feel well following a workout a few days later in Connecticut and went to a hospital.
Pepe hopes Pavano will be released from the hospital this week. He would not put a timetable on his return to baseball.
Pavano spent the past 31/2 seasons with Minnesota, going 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in 11 starts last year. He didn't pitch after June 1 because of a strained right shoulder.
Durbin was 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA in a career-high 76 games for Atlanta last season.