U.S. Open could return to Torrey Pines
SAN DIEGO – Big-time golf could be returning to Southern California.
The U.S. Golf Assn. has extended an invitation to Torrey Pines to host the 2021 U.S. Open, according to several media reports.
“It’s a great win for San Diego,” the city’s new mayor, Kevin Faulconer.
The San Diego City Council will soon vote on the matter.
Torrey Pines qualifies as one of the sport’s landmarks and was the scene of that historic 2008 Open showdown between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate. Hobbling across the course on an injured knee, Woods prevailed in a playoff.
Starting in 2015, the U.S. Open will be broadcasted on Fox 5 for the following 12 years.