108th U.S. Open Championship – 2008
Golf’s second major of the season kicks off this week, June 9 -15. Be there as golf’s finest take on Torrey Pines – South Course in La Jolla (San Diego), California.
The 156-man field is made up of American and International professionals and amateurs. Angel Cabrera from Argentina is the defending champion and one of four non-Americans to win the US Open the past four years.
Opening round Thursday finds an all-star pairing with the top 3 ranked players in the world; Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott teeing off at 8:06 a.m pst. They are expected to draw record crowds. Mickelson is the local favorite, a San Diego native who played in several high school matches at Torrey Pines. Adding to the hype is that Tiger has not played a competitive round since he underwent knee surgery two days after the Masters.
Torrey Pines – South Course is a 7,643 yards, par 71. It was designed in 1957 by William Bell Sr. and is only the second municipal golf course ever selected to host this prestigious golf event.