SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Tuesday applauded the golf association's selection of Torrey Pines Golf Course for the U.S. Open in 2021.
"The U.S. Open presents a fantastic opportunity to showcase San Diego to the world," Faulconer said. "Thanks to collaboration between the (U.S. Golf Association) and the city of San Diego, as well as City Council President Todd Gloria's leadership earlier this year, we were able to secure this world-class sporting event."
He said the selection means Torrey Pines will once again become "an instant tourist destination for visitors from around the globe" between now and 2021, and serve "as a major boon to our local economy."
The 2008 U.S. Open, the first at the seaside golf course, became one of the most memorable in the history of the tournament when Tiger Woods went into a playoff to hold off a challenge from Rocco Mediate. Woods hasn't won a major since.
The City Council will consider giving final approval to the USGA agreement, perhaps as soon as next week.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
Jordan Spieth set the tone pulling driver on the 396-yard opening hole and sending it bouncing and rolling to 10 feet for eagle. Moments later, Tiger Woods sent the gallery into a frenzy with three straight birdies to get into contention at a major for the first time in five years.