Torrey Pines Set to Host 2021 U.S. Open
The U.S. Open is coming back to Torrey.
According to a report by the San Diego Union Tribune, the USGA has tabbed Torrey Pines as the host for the 2021 U.S. Open. The San Diego City Council will vote on the proposal this week to make it official.
Torrey held its first major tournament in 2008, the memorable U.S. Open that saw Tiger Woods defeat Rocco Mediate on an injured leg in a one-on-one Monday playoff.
The tournament was a boon for the city. It was the second-most attended U.S. Open in history, set record sales for merchandise and topped the TV ratings charts. The report states the U.S. Open pulled in 59,000 visitors along with $142 million overall for the city.
“It’s a great win for San Diego,” San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer said. “The fact that we’ve been selected again speaks volumes as to how this city came together and put on a world-class tournament in ’08. It just shows, from the USGA’s standpoint, that we know how to get it done.”
“There are a lot of chess pieces. It’s a process that takes some time,” USGA President Tom O’Toole said. “We wouldn’t have gone back to Torrey Pines any sooner than 10 years, and we’re slightly outside that range now. We had a fabulous Open there; the city was great; and the community was incredibly supportive.”
Future U.S. Open sites include Pinehurst in 2014 followed by Chambers Bay (2015), Oakmont (2016), Erin Hills (2017), Shinnecock (2018), Pebble Beach (2019) and Winged Foot (2020).