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Ryder Cup heading to Torrey Pines in 2021?

Could Torrey Pines be readying a bid to host the US Open in 2021? Apparently it might just be.

Sources within the USGA have reported that an invitation to host the 2021 US Open has been extended to Torrey Pines South, and that the proposal will now be voted upon at a San Diego City Council meeting next Monday. Should the vote pass then it is expected that the USGA would announce the news shortly thereafter.

One USGA official has called the vote “a critical piece of the puzzle,” but considered standard protocol for a public golf course.

Torrey Pines previously hosted the US Open back in 2008 when Tiger Woods overcame Rocco Mediate in a scintillating play-off, despite the fact he competed with a catalogue of knee and leg injuries.

This year the US Open will be showcased at Pinehurst No.2 from June 12-15. Following that, future sites include Chambers Bay (2015), Oakmont Country Club (2016), Erin Hills (2017), Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (2018), Pebble Beach Golf Links (2019) and Winged Foot Golf Club (2020).