Is Tiger Woods Playing in the 121st U.S. Open at Torrey Pines?

Published 06/15/2021, 10:30 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 15: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on after a shot on the second hole during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 15, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


The 121st US Open at Torrey Pines San Diego, California, is the third major in the golf calendar. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in golf. The US Open is returning to Torrey Pines for the first time since 2008, where Tiger Woods had won in an epic playoff against Rocco Mediate. But is Tiger Woods playing the 121st US Open?

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Is Tiger Woods teeing off at Torrey Pines?

PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 16: Tiger Woods of the United States stands on the 13th hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational on February 16, 2020 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

All the fans are waiting for the tournament to start with 156 players on the field this year. The previous year they reduced the field to 144 players given the change in dates and reduced daylight in September. 45-year-old Woods is still recovering from the injuries he sustained during his single-car crash in February and won’t be a part of the field in 2021. 

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Tiger Woods has sustained many injuries and has undergone multiple surgeries in his career so far. But every time, he has not only made a comeback but has also won trophies. This shows his determination and passion for the game, and hopefully, even this time, he will recover and make a strong comeback. But according to golf digest, his primary goal is to walk on his own with no support. So, the exact timeline for his return is unknown. 

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Tackling the rough will be key this weekend

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The course for US Open has always been intimidating for players, with this year being no exception. The Torrey Pines Golf Course at San Diego, California, is one of the toughest courses to play. The strong winds and undulating greens make it challenging for the players, and add to that, this time, the rough on each hole is diabolic. The rough is hard and thick and looks daunting for the players.

The primary thing for a player here is to avoid these roughs as much as possible. So, this course might suit the players who are good with their tee and approach shots. And that’s why players like Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, and Brooks Koepka are a few names who are favorites for this week.

However, one cannot ignore the defending champion, Bryson DeChambeau. He can crackdown any course if he gets his power game and wedge game in sync.  

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