San Diego City Council set to approve hosting the U.S. Open

San Diego City Council set to approve hosting the U.S. Open

US OPEN SAN DIEGO — A special meeting of the San Diego City Council is scheduled Monday to approve a contract with the U.S. Golf Association to hold the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Club.

According to terms of the deal, the association will lease the facility in June of that year for $2.5 million. However, the economic benefit for the region could be far greater.

San Diego hosted the tournament for the first and only time in 2008, and it resulted in attendance by about 295,000 people, 74,000 room nights in local hotels, an overall economic impact estimated at $142 million, $1.6 million in sales tax revenue and $1.5 million in hotel tax income, according to a city report.

Moreover, the final round featured a showdown between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate that went into extra holes and led to the largest television audience in the tournament’s recent history.

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