U.S. Open column: The 18th hole at Torrey Pines South brings the roar back to major golf

Call it the 18th boogie woogie, a move that's been missing from majors for years. As golf's governing bodies took on a sadistic glint, trying to transform their big events into a multi-millionaire's version of Abu Ghraib, much of the joy's been drained away. It's being breathed back in at Torrey Pines South, though, thanks to a go-for-it par 5 finisher.

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Torrey Pines South's 18 - U.S. Open

Fans at Torrey Pines love the drama that a real risk-reward finishing hole produces.

Credits: Chris Baldwin/WorldGolf.com

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Dates: August 22, 2017 - December 31, 2017
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