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Torrey Pines to host 2021 US Open

Torrey Pines Golf Course on the outskirts of San Diego will host the 2021 edition of the US Open, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has confirmed.

The course, which hosted the 2008 US Open, will host the tournament for the second time in its history, with the event taking place from June 17-20. Earlier this week, the San Diego City Council approved the proposal, with the city set to receive a rental fee of $2.5m (€1.8m) from the USGA for the golf course and parking lots – a big increase on the $500,000 received for the 2008 US Open. The city also will receive 20 per cent of corporate hospitality sales.

“We could not be any more excited about the concept of returning the US Open to California and back to Torrey Pines Golf Course, which in 2008 saw one of the most historic and most exciting finishes in US Open history,” USGA president Tom O'Toole said. “As in 2008, we are excited to partner with the City of San Diego to bring golf’s most democratic major championship back to such a great public venue.”

O’Toole added: “The San Diego area embraced the 2008 US Open and we are seeing the same enthusiasm for the return of the US Open in 2021. We have a great partner in the City of San Diego and this community loves golf.” The destinations for each US Open up to and including 2020 had already been assigned by the USGA. This year's championship will take place at Pinehurst, North Carolina, from June 12-15.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said: “Torrey Pines is a fantastic venue for the US Open and a great opportunity to showcase San Diego’s first-class hotels, restaurants and shops. Just as San Diego served as home to one of the greatest championships in golf history in 2008, we’re confident that we will once again provide an exciting and dynamic venue for 2021.”