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Torrey Pines Gold Course - May 2011


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Per wikipedia: "Torrey Pines Golf Course is a municipal public golf course owned by the city of San Diego, California. It sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the community of La Jolla south of Torrey Pines State Reserve. It has two famous golf courses, the North Course and the South Course. The South Course was designed by William F. Bell and redesigned by Rees Jones in 2001. It is now a par 72 course at 7,643 yards (6,989 m) in length from the back tees. The logo of Torrey Pines Golf Course features a salt pruned Torrey Pine.


Much like Bethpage Black on Long Island, Torrey Pines has a unique method to ensure continued public access to the course. On weekends, individuals arrive as early as 6 p.m. the prior night to get in line for the first come / first serve tee times that are given out from sunrise till the first reservations at 7:30 a.m.


Torrey Pines is the home of the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open each year in January or February. It hosts the San Diego City Amateur Golf Championships every June, and the Junior World Golf Championships every July and hosted the 2008 U.S. Open Golf Championship.


Torrey Pines is a featured golf course in the 1990 computer game Links: The Challenge of Golf by Access Software (now Indie Built) and Microsoft Golf 2.0 by Microsoft, as well as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 by EA Sports.


It is named after the Torrey Pine, a rare tree that grows in the wild only along this local stretch of the coastline in San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island.


Tiger Woods won the 2008 U.S. Open Golf Championship over Rocco Mediate in a sudden death playoff on the seventh hole of the South Course with a par over Rocco Mediate's bogey after playing an eighteen hole playoff, which they finished with even par 71's. Tiger Woods had to birdie the 72nd hole in order to force the playoff and again in the playoff on the 90th hole in order to reach sudden death; further, both players finished the tournament at 283, which was one under par. This was Tiger Woods third U.S. Open victory, and his fourteenth major win for his career, which put him four behind Jack Nicklaus in men's major golf championships."

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