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AFP
June 18, 2021

US Open start delayed by fog at Torrey Pines

AFP
June 18, 2021

LA JOLLA, United States: Early morning fog rolling in off the Pacific Ocean caused a 30-minute delay to the start of the 121st US Open golf championship on Thursday at Torrey Pines.

American Sahith Theegala was set to hit the opening tee shot at the first hole when play begins at the par-71 layout, organizers said.

A field of 156 is set to challenge the formidable 7,652-yard oceanside course, with local hero Phil Mickelson trying to complete a career Grand Slam and American Bryson DeChambeau trying to defend his title.

Mickelson, who turned 51 on Wednesday, became golf’s oldest major winner last month by winning the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island to capture his sixth career major title.

But the US Open is the crown that has eluded him, the left-hander settling for a record six runner-up showings at the event.