Excitement, uncertainty replace the usual U.S. Open doom and gloom for Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson at Torrey Pines

The first thing you notice at Torrey Pines is the rough. Or, more accurately, how not scary, how un-U.S. Open-like, the rough can look in certain places. Walk Torrey Pines South in all its U.S. Open glory, and the much-discussed kikuyu grass rough hardly jumps out as the biggest bully on the block. This is why a U.S. Open with relatively low scores has fast become the trendy forecast of the moment at Southern California's most famous muni.

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