Torrey Pines get a US Open encore

It's official: US Open returns to Torrey Pines in 2021

Torrey Pines, one of the most scenic courses in America, will host the U.S. Open in 2021, the United States Golf Association announced on Tuesday.

In the first U.S. Open that went prime time, Tiger Woods hobbled his way around Torrey Pines and made two eagles in six holes to take the 54-hole lead, made an all-or-nothing birdie putt on the 72nd hole to force a playoff, and won his 14th major on a shattered left leg in a playoff that went 19 holes.

"When we look back on 2008, I think one of the things we all talked about is, 'How can we possibly top that?'" USGA executive director Mike Davis said Tuesday. "From my perspective, that was one of the great U.S. Opens ever."

He'll find out seven years from now.