US Open 2021: Course and current form stats for this year's major championship at Torrey Pines

The South Course at Torrey Pines has been a PGA Tour venue since the late 1960s
The South Course at Torrey Pines has been a regular PGA Tour venue since the late 1960s

We're off to Torrey Pines for a second time this year, as the US Open tees-up at the South Course. Check out current form and course history, words and stats by Andy Swales...

"For this week's tournament, there is every likelihood that the South Course will be even tougher than normal, with longer rough, faster greens and probably narrower fairways."

With Phil Mickelson's momentous victory still fresh in every golf follower's mind, the world's golfing elite have arrived on the California coast for the third major championship in 10 weeks.

It will also be the sixth American major in a little over 10 months, this being the result of a considerable upheaval to the schedule in 2020 because of the pandemic.

And for the second time in 2021, the players will be teeing-up at Torrey Pines which hosted the Farmers Insurance Open back in January.

However, instead of playing both of Torrey's championship-standard layouts, as they do annually in the Farmers' event, all the action will be focused on the South Course, which is usually around two strokes more difficult than the North.

For this week's tournament, there is every likelihood that the South Course will be even tougher than normal, with longer rough, faster greens and probably narrower fairways.

The only other time Torrey Pines has staged a major championship, it was won by Tiger Woods who edged out Rocco Mediate in a US Open play-off which lasted 19 holes, 13 years ago.

South Course information

The cliff top 'links' of Torrey Pines is situated around 16 miles north of downtown San Diego, and has been a regular PGA Tour venue since 1968.

This municipal course was opened in 1957, and was built on a site that was formerly used by the US Army during World War II.

The South Course has twice been renovated by Rees Jones, initially in 2001, which was shortly after being awarded the US Open for the first time.

The decision by the United States Golf Association to return America's national championship to Torrey Pines for a second time was made in 2014, since when further modifications have taken place.

Latest odds for this week's US Open

This latest upgrade, to ensure it was ready to host the US Open in 2021, lengthened the course to around 7,700 yards.

A number of greens were relocated closer to hazards, such as canyons, while every putting surface was re-contoured to provide a selection of new pin positions.

The South's undulating greens, which were converted to Bentgrass during Jones's first re-design, have now been returned to Poa Annua.

Torrey Pines is laid out around 380 feet above sea level and, due to its exposed coastal location, weather conditions can vary quite considerably, especially if the wind blows in from the Pacific.

Putting surfaces are slightly smaller than the Tour average, fairways are generally flat, while water only appears on a single hole - the 18th.

It is usually a venue where the big-hitters tend to prosper, although mid-range Patrick Reed came out on top at this year's Farmers Insurance Open.

Farmers form

As for those with a strong Torrey history, read Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, Justin Rose and Marc Leishman.

Rahm, the 2017 champion, has posted four top-seven finishes from his five visits, while McIlroy's three appearances in the Farmers' event have yielded: 5th-3rd-16th.

Latest odds for a top-five finish at this week's US Open

World No 14 Finau has had four T-6s, with 2020 winner Leishman also registering a brace of runner-up finishes at this early-year tournament.

Two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson, currently the world No 61, is a former winner at Torrey, while those searching for an outsider who could sneak into an each-way berth, then Ryan Palmer could be your man.

Palmer, the 44-year-old from Amarillo in Texas, has twice finished second in the Farmers' since 2018.

As for established stars who are yet to post a T-25 at Torrey Pines, then Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay and Brooks Koepka are part of this group.

Defending US Open champion DeChambeau has failed to survive the cut from two starts - although the last time he teed-up here was 2018.

Meanwhile, Cantlay and Koepka have each competed three times, and neither pro has ever finished inside the top-40.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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Last 10 Weeks / Torrey Pines (2012-21)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16 W15
Dustin Johnson 10 MC 48 13 MC
Justin Thomas 42 40 MC 26 13 21
Jon Rahm Wd 8 34 MC 7 5
Collin Morikawa 2 14 8 MC 7 18
Bryson DeChambeau 18 38 55 9 46
Xander Schauffele 11 MC 14 11 3
Patrick Cantlay 1 23 MC 11 MC MC
Brooks Koepka MC 2 MC MC
Patrick Reed 5 MC 17 6 MC 8
Rory McIlroy 18 49 1 MC
Tyrrell Hatton 2 38 8 39 18
Webb Simpson 30 9 12
Viktor Hovland 47 30 3 3 25 21
Tony Finau 32 20 8 MC 17 10
Hideki Matsuyama 62 23 39 1
Daniel Berger 20 75 3 13 MC
Scottie Scheffler 3 MC 8 47 29 8 18
Louis Oosthuizen 18 2 8 2 26
Abraham Ancer MC 14 8 2 5 18 26
Paul Casey 6 4 21 MC 26
Matt Fitzpatrick 10 MC 23 MC 4 34
Billy Horschel 67 40 23 4 25 50
Jordan Spieth 18 2 30 9 3
Jason Kokrak 1 49 13 21 49
Sung Jae Im 35 MC MC 17 MC 29 MC 13 MC
Harris English 14 64 13 43 MC 21
Lee Westwood MC 71 21 63 MC
Cameron Smith MC 59 1 9 10
Will Zalatoris 59 8 17 MC 42 2
Joaquin Niemann MC 50 30 18 8 40
Phil Mickelson MC 1 69 MC 21
Tommy Fleetwood 35 MC 14 MC 46
Matthew Wolff MC Dq
Ryan Palmer 32 MC 47 63 7 34
Victor Perez MC MC MC
Corey Conners 53 20 17 43 21 4 8
Kevin Na 32 MC 29 MC 12
Sam Burns 50 Wd 2 1 4 39
Max Homa 6 MC MC 6 17 MC
Shane Lowry 6 4 65 9 21
Adam Scott 16 MC 54
Justin Rose 20 8 MC 11 7
Marc Leishman 57 MC 21 1 5
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 37 30 33 40
Stewart Cink 47 30 37 1 12
Brian Harman 8 MC 18 13 12
Robert MacIntyre 37 49 8 59 12
Si Woo Kim 9 Wd MC 55 33 12
Sergio Garcia 20 MC MC MC MC
Kevin Kisner MC 40 MC MC MC MC MC
Carlos Ortiz 16 40 55 21 65 MC MC
Bernd Wiesberger 40 1 MC 34 40
Kevin Streelman 13 20 8 26 MC MC 33
Garrick Higgo 1 64 1 8 1 4
Matt Wallace MC 56 55 6 23 18 34
Matt Kuchar Wd 50 MC 17 18 MC
Ian Poulter 25 3 30 MC 21 48 26
Charley Hoffman 57 3 17 18 11 18
Gary Woodland MC 14 38 5 MC 40
Matt Jones MC MC 30 37 MC 26
Brendon Todd 53 8 MC 27 39 46
Bubba Watson Wd 80 18 13 8 26
Russell Henley MC 71 72 MC 9
Sebastian Munoz MC 3 MC 55 MC MC 40
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Mackenzie Hughes MC MC MC MC MC 52 40
Lanto Griffin MC MC 26 MC MC MC
Branden Grace 4 Wd 38 54 MC 42
Rikuya Hoshino MC 1 15 23 1 MC
Brendan Steele 37 77 70 4
Chan Kim 23 15 9 2 MC
Erik van Rooyen 10 MC MC MC MC 17
Dylan Frittelli MC MC MC MC 56 MC
Thomas Detry 2 59 MC 43 71
Martin Laird MC 53 23 61 MC MC 38
JT Poston MC 65 MC MC 26 54 MC
Adam Hadwin MC 8 64 MC MC MC
Martin Kaymer MC MC MC 3
Guido Migliozzi 2 2 MC 33 15
Charl Schwartzel 53 MC 3 14 21 2 26
Cameron Champ Wd MC MC 55 17 26
Richard Bland 3 1 27 MC 8 MC
Marcus Armitage 1 8 MC MC 45 4
Tom Hoge MC MC 64 MC MC MC MC 25
Zach Johnson 32 MC 51 29 MC MC
Troy Merritt 50 7 7 MC 8 MC MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC 37 32 21 MC MC 56
Chez Reavie 14 MC MC MC MC MC
Wyndham Clark MC 20 75 39 43 60 17 64
Ryo Ishikawa 20 14 4 20 7 23 56 MC
Wilco Nienaber 14 MC 57 1 22 MC
Henrik Stenson 33 MC MC 64 63 11 38
Greyson Sigg 32 MC 5 1 53 60 MC
Francesco Molinari MC 52
Jhonattan Vegas 2 69 9 43 48 MC
Cameron Young 52 78 1 1 MC 13 MC MC
Adrian Meronk 45 31 3 MC 3 15 56
Peter Malnati MC MC MC 43 MC 31 MC
Brad Kennedy 44 14 43 MC 58 MC MC
Taylor Pendrith 23 8 43 17 65 15 MC
Sung Kang 32 62 47 MC MC MC 65
Jordan L Smith 11 3 17 33 56
Wade Ormsby MC 19 MC
Paul Barjon 39 38 43 MC 1 15 MC
Sam Ryder 52 MC MC MC MC 17
Matthew Southgate 25 2 MC 34 20 MC MC
Brian Stuard MC 56 39 37 MC MC 18
Bo Hoag Wd 13 66 MC MC MC MC
Patrick Rodgers 50 MC MC 47 37 MC MC
Robby Shelton 57 32 59 MC MC MC MC
Hayden Buckley 8 MC 18 21 MC 65 41 46 MC
Yosuke Asaji 59 14 36 3 34 5 MC 44
Jimmy Walker 6 MC 64 MC 72 29 MC
Johannes Veerman 58 MC 70 45 MC MC
Taylor Montgomery 32 24 26 37 MC MC MC
John Huh MC MC MC MC
Edoardo Molinari 2 MC 8 45 28 MC MC
Fabian Gomez MC MC MC 53 48 MC
Justin Suh MC 11 61
David Coupland MC 3 51 MC MC MC
JJ Spaun MC 47 18 MC MC
Dylan Wu 13 MC MC 21 53 54 MC MC
Alvaro Ortiz Becerra
Zack Sucher MC 43 MC MC 21 32
Chris Baker 60 MC MC 31
Eric Cole MC MC MC 15 MC MC MC MC 22
Sahith Theegala 32 MC 47 21 43 9
Akshay Bhatia MC MC
Andy Pope 52 66 66 MC MC MC 31 25 MC
Rick Lamb MC 30 MC 22 65 MC MC
Steve Allan
Tyler Strafaci 57 MC MC
Thomas Aiken
Zach Zaback MC
Michael Johnson 54
Dylan Meyer 68
Kyle Westmoreland MC
Cole Hammer MC MC
Joe Long MC MC
Mario Carmona
Roy Cootes
Chris Crawford
Luis Gagne
Ollie Osborne MC
Spencer Ralston
Carson Schaake
Hayden Springer MC
Matthias Schmid MC
Pierceson Coody MC
Andrew Kozan
Luis Fernando Barco
Wilson Furr
James Hervol
Joe Highsmith
Matthew Sharpstene
Davis Shore
Player `21 `20 `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12
Dustin Johnson MC 18 MC 51 43
Justin Thomas MC 10
Jon Rahm 7 2 5 29 1
Collin Morikawa 21
Bryson DeChambeau MC MC
Xander Schauffele 2 MC 25 MC MC MC
Patrick Cantlay MC 51 MC
Brooks Koepka MC MC 41
Patrick Reed 1 6 13 23 Wd 39
Rory McIlroy 16 3 5
Tyrrell Hatton
Webb Simpson
Viktor Hovland 2 MC
Tony Finau 2 6 13 6 4 18 24
Hideki Matsuyama 53 45 3 12 33 MC MC 16
Daniel Berger MC MC MC 24
Scottie Scheffler MC MC
Louis Oosthuizen 29 41
Abraham Ancer MC 20 MC
Paul Casey 28 MC MC
Matt Fitzpatrick
Billy Horschel MC 68 8 54 64 8 MC 23 39
Jordan Spieth MC 55 35 MC 19 MC
Jason Kokrak 29 21 20 MC 25 Wd MC
Sung Jae Im 32 36 52
Harris English MC 71 MC 8 14 31 2 73 43
Lee Westwood 47
Cameron Smith MC 64 9 20 33 MC MC
Will Zalatoris 7 MC
Joaquin Niemann 49 72
Phil Mickelson 53 MC 45 14 MC MC Wd 51 MC
Tommy Fleetwood
Matthew Wolff Wd 21
Ryan Palmer 2 21 13 2
Victor Perez
Corey Conners 37 29
Kevin Na
Sam Burns 18 49 40 MC
Max Homa 18 9 MC MC MC
Shane Lowry MC 33 13 7
Adam Scott 10 2
Justin Rose MC 1 8 4 MC MC 33
Marc Leishman 18 1 43 8 20 MC 27 2 MC 52
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Stewart Cink 55 MC MC 20 MC MC 28 MC 13
Brian Harman MC MC 9 71 32 44 MC
Robert MacIntyre
Si Woo Kim MC 29 35 Wd 18
Sergio Garcia
Kevin Kisner MC MC
Carlos Ortiz 29 MC MC 49 11
Bernd Wiesberger
Kevin Streelman 37 45 MC 29 67 3 MC
Garrick Higgo
Matt Wallace
Matt Kuchar
Ian Poulter 19 47
Charley Hoffman Wd 9 MC 35 54 43 MC 7 34 52
Gary Woodland 48 MC 9 12 20 18 45 10 27 MC*
Matt Jones 48 73 13 MC 31 43 MC
Brendon Todd 37 MC*
Bubba Watson MC 6 23 13
Russell Henley MC
Sebastian Munoz MC 72 54
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC MC MC
Mackenzie Hughes MC MC 29 MC 54
Lanto Griffin 7 MC 12
Branden Grace MC
Rikuya Hoshino
Brendan Steele MC MC 29 20 49 45 28 27 MC
Chan Kim
Erik van Rooyen MC
Dylan Frittelli 53 73 MC
Thomas Detry
Martin Laird MC 55 43 MC MC* 8 7 37 60
JT Poston 18 40 73 MC
Adam Hadwin 18 35 49 63 32 Wd
Martin Kaymer
Guido Migliozzi
Charl Schwartzel 18 MC
Cameron Champ MC 16 MC
Richard Bland
Marcus Armitage
Tom Hoge MC 5 MC 12 MC MC
Zach Johnson
Troy Merritt 72 MC MC MC MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Chez Reavie MC MC 21 64
Wyndham Clark 32 MC 35
Ryo Ishikawa 20 MC MC 7 MC 13
Wilco Nienaber
Henrik Stenson
Greyson Sigg
Francesco Molinari 10 MC 45 14 MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC 30 MC MC 28 18 11 59 MC 60
Cameron Young MC
Adrian Meronk
Peter Malnati 10 MC MC MC MC
Brad Kennedy
Taylor Pendrith
Sung Kang 16 20 69 MC MC MC
Jordan L Smith
Wade Ormsby
Paul Barjon
Sam Ryder 10 MC 43 MC
Matthew Southgate
Brian Stuard MC MC* MC 53 28 39
Bo Hoag 18 MC
Patrick Rodgers MC 9 MC MC 4 MC
Robby Shelton 16 36
Hayden Buckley
Yosuke Asaji
Jimmy Walker MC 30 MC 63 MC 4 7 MC 4 8
Johannes Veerman
Taylor Montgomery
John Huh 65 45 25 45 MC* 8 45 MC 60 6
Edoardo Molinari
Fabian Gomez Wd MC MC MC MC MC MC
Justin Suh 37 MC
David Coupland
JJ Spaun MC 30 MC 23 9
Dylan Wu
Alvaro Ortiz Becerra
Zack Sucher 36 MC 73
Chris Baker MC 73
Eric Cole
Sahith Theegala
Akshay Bhatia
Andy Pope
Rick Lamb MC
Steve Allan
Tyler Strafaci MC
Thomas Aiken MC
Zach Zaback
Michael Johnson
Dylan Meyer
Kyle Westmoreland
Cole Hammer
Joe Long
Mario Carmona
Roy Cootes
Chris Crawford
Luis Gagne
Ollie Osborne
Spencer Ralston
Carson Schaake
Hayden Springer
Matthias Schmid
Pierceson Coody
Andrew Kozan
Luis Fernando Barco
Wilson Furr
James Hervol
Joe Highsmith
Matthew Sharpstene
Davis Shore

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