With a 2-under-par 70 Sunday, Fritsch was solo second and four shots behind Woods after 54 holes at Torrey Pines.
“Out of curiosity, it would have been nice,” Fritsch said. “But I think it will benefit me playing in front of him, to be honest.”
Because Saturday's fog-delay pushed the third round to Sunday, the PGA Tour is keeping the third- and fourth-round pairings the same. Fritsch would like a rain check on a tee time with Tiger.
“We've got to start some time,” he said. “But, obviously, it's not going to be today, and I'll live with that. It's OK.”
Fritsch, 35, is playing in just his eighth PGA Tour event. He earned his PGA Tour card with a top-25 finish on the Web.com Tour last year and improved his status with a T-7 at PGA Tour Q-School last winter.