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Sports No Tiger in return to Torrey, no telling what might happen

11:20  11 june  2021
11:20  11 june  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

Tiger Woods Talks Rehab After Accident: ‘More Painful Than Anything I Have Ever Experienced’

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Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the sixth hole during the fourth round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, at the Torrey Pines Golf Course on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in San Diego. "All we can do tomorrow is go out and try to make him think about it a little bit and see what happens ," Watney said. And then there was Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient who had a birdie-eagle finish in the third round that put him in third place through 54 holes, still five shots behind Woods.

Tiger Woods declares himself fit to return to PGA Tour after latest round of golf. Tiger Woods declared it was all systems go after sneaking in nine quick holes at Torrey Pines on Tuesday, two days ahead of his official PGA Tour comeback at the Farmers Insurance Open. On a sparkling winter morning in southern California, with not a cloud in the sky and barely a ripple on the Pacific Ocean, Woods showed he is still an early bird when he teed off shortly after the sun had risen over the Laguna Mountains.

The strongest memory from the last U.S. Open at Torrey Pines was accompanied by three words that explain what golf was like then and now.

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The scene was the 18th hole in the final round of 2008. The consequences were as clear as the late afternoon sky over San Diego in June.

Tiger Woods, who had limped his way around the South Course on torn ligaments and a double stress fracture in his left leg, faced a a 12-foot birdie putt. Make it and he would force a playoff against Rocco Mediate. Miss it and he would lose.

When the putt somehow curled in the right side of the cup and Woods triple-clutched his arms in raw celebration, Dan Hicks of NBC said, “Expect anything different?”

A return to Torrey and prime time for US Open on West Coast

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Back then? No.

Woods was the singular force in golf even on one leg, even in the toughest test golf offers.

Now? Expect pretty much anything.

The 121st U.S. Open returns June 17-20 to Torrey Pines, the city-owned course along the Pacific bluffs, and there's no telling what might happen.

The two best players in the world, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, went into the final week having not so much registered a top 10 in the last three months. Jon Rahm is No. 3 in the world and a past winner at Torrey Pines. His 10 days of self-isolation from a positive COVID-19 test ends two days before the opening round.

The defending champion is Bryson DeChambeau, the most out-of-the-box golfer in decades whose road map to victory last September at Winged Foot was to hit driver as far as he could without regard to whether it found the fairway.

Women's Open champ Yuka Saso meets her hero at Torrey Pines

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The problem was that as an illiterate five-year-old he had not known the name of the town he had come from. All he had to go on were his vivid memories. So he began using Google Earth to search for where he might have been born. Although she had long feared he was dead, a fortune teller had told Saroo's mother that one day she would see her son again. "I think the fortune teller gave her a bit of energy to live on and to wait for that day to come." And what of the brother with whom Saroo had originally gone travelling?

The sentimental favorite is Phil Mickelson, who turns 51 on the eve of the U.S. Open. He accepted a special exemption from having fallen out of the top 100 in the world for the first time in nearly 30 years. And then he won the PGA Championship a week later to become the oldest major champion in history.

Six times a runner-up in the U.S. Open, it's the only major keeping Mickelson from the career Grand Slam.

“I know that I’m playing well and this could very well be my last really good opportunity to win a U.S. Open," Mickelson said. “So I’m going to put everything I have into it.”

What should be expected is Torrey Pines being the kind of test that defines an old-fashioned U.S. Open. It's one of the strongest courses on the PGA Tour in January when the turf is soft and there is less regard for the winning score.

Throw in the USGA, narrow fairways, the dry air of June, and 7,652 yards on a South Course that plays every bit that length at sea level. It should be all the players want.

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“I don’t think the USGA has to do a hell of a lot to make it very difficult,” Louis Oosthuizen said “It’s already a tough golf course.”

That much was said about Winged Foot last year, the New York course that in five previous U.S. Opens had yielded only two 72-hole scores under par among 750 players who had tried. And then DeChambeau won by six shots at 6-under 274, the lowest score ever at Winged Foot.

Whether that's a template for any U.S. Open remains to be seen.

“If it plays the same way, where you can bomb it into certain places and play to a better angle, I'm going to do it,” DeChambeau said. “If they make it the same way, I'll continue to play the same way.”

Only two players in the last 50 years have won the U.S. Open in consecutive years — Curtis Strange (1988-89) and Brooks Koepka (2017-18). DeChambeau would love nothing more than to join them, and that might be the final word in his social media riff with Koepka.

That has been as entertaining as anything in golf since the PGA Championship. Someone leaked an unaired Golf Channel interview with Koepka in which he rolls his eyes when he notices DeChambeau walking behind him, pauses the interview and then uses salty language to express his disdain for DeChambeau.

Henley leads fog-delayed Open as Koepka makes presence felt

  Henley leads fog-delayed Open as Koepka makes presence felt SAN DIEGO (AP) — Once the fog finally lifted over Torrey Pines, a familiar figure in the U.S. Open was plain to see. A long Thursday ended in darkness with Russell Henley in the lead and Louis Oosthuizen poised to join him when the fog-delayed opening round wrapped up Friday morning. There were a few surprises, typical of the start at most majors. And there was Brooks Koepka. In the U.S. Open, there is always Brooks Koepka. “Not the best,” he said. “But I'll definitely take it.” With a simple plan and solid execution for most any U.S. Open course, Koepka shot 2-under 69 to extend his incredible record.

It's rare for players to be so public with a dispute. DeChambeau said it was “flattering” that Koepka seemed to be so obsessed with him, while Koepka offered no apologies and even suggested their spat was creating interest in golf.

“The fact that golf’s on pretty much every news outlet for about two weeks pretty consistently, I think that’s a good thing,” Koepka said. “It's growing the game.”

It has the potential to be a sideshow at the U.S. Open, a major that can create enough drama on its own as it tries to identify the best player with a course that can be extreme.

It's not a direct comparison because the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines includes one round on the North Course. Even so, Woods was 14 shots higher in the U.S. Open than he was when he won by eight shots at the PGA Tour event in 2008.

“The biggest difference is how firm the greens are,” Jordan Spieth said. “I've seen the forecast of cooler nights, 75 degrees and no rain, so they can do whatever they want (with the setup). I don't know if the fairways will be narrower, but they'll play more narrow. I imagine there will be six or seven holes where you say, ‘All right, I’ll have a good look at birdies.' The rest you pitch on the front and get it to the middle.”

Patrick Reed won at Torrey Pines in January and will be attempting to join a most elite group. Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Denny Shute are the only players to win a major and a regular PGA Tour event on the same course in the same year.

Woods, though, used to feast on Torrey Pines. He was so predictable that John Wood, a caddie in 2008 who now works as a walking analyst for NBC, stayed behind to watch Woods finish his first round of the PGA Tour event on the South Course in 2008. Woods shot 67, prompting the caddie to say, “He just won two tournaments with one round.”

And he was right, though one took more work than the other.

Woods, of course, won't be around for the next U.S. Open act at Torrey Pines. He is recovering from multiple broken bones in his legs from a Feb. 23 car crash in Los Angeles.

He'll have to watch this one from home, just like he did the Masters and the PGA Championship. It should be quite a show, though it has a tough act to follow.

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Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press

McIlroy on board with ban on green reading books .
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Count Rory McIlroy in when it comes to banning the books players use to help them read greens — even though he uses one himself. McIlroy, responding to reports the books carried by most players in their back pockets may be on their way out as early as this fall, said he believes reading the way greens break is a skill that should be part of the game. The books, he said, cut into the advantage good green readers have. “I use a greens book and I’d like to get rid of them,’’ McIlroy said.

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