The 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines was one for the ages, as an injured Tiger Woods beat Rocco Mediate in sudden death after an 18-hole Monday playoff.
The U.S. Open will return to Torrey Pines in 2021, pending approval from the San Diego City Council, the United States Golf Association confirmed Tuesday.
USGA spokesman Joe Goode said Tuesday that the tournament has been offered to the venue that hosted the epic 2008 U.S. Open won by Tiger Woods in a playoff over Rocco Mediate.
The San Diego Union-Tribune initially reported the news and suggested that the PGA of America''''''''s interest in bringing the PGA Championship to the course hastened the decision to get back to Southern California.
"It''''''''s a great win for San Diego," Mayor Kevin Faulconer told the newspaper. "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."