Mike Davis is planning for the just-announced 2021 U.S. Open as if the event will be contested solely on Torrey Pines’ South Course, however there remains a slight chance that it could include some holes from the North Course, as well.
“When we selected this site, we really did it with the idea that we would be focused on the South Course,” the USGA’s executive director said via teleconference on Tuesday. “But having said that, I don't think we would necessarily right now tell you with 100 percent certainty we won't do a composite. But again, I would say that we went into this really thinking that it was a repeat on the South Course.”
A team that includes Phil Mickelson is expected to begin a $7 million redesign on the North Course in the winter of 2015. Not only will it be ready for the 2021 U.S. Open if need be, it will already be battle-tested from a handful of editions of the Farmers Insurance Open.
“It's intriguing,” Davis admitted, “just given the fact that I know the North Course is going to be redone.”
Torrey Pines has hosted the U.S. Open once previously, when only the South Course held the year’s second major in 2008.