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2008 U.S. OPEN Spectator Information Guide Print E-mail



This Spectator Information Guide is published by the USGA. A complete PDF copy of this Spectator Information Guide can be found and printed from the Official USGA 2008 U.S. OPEN Website

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A Message from the USGA President -       Mr. Jim Vernon

Welcome to the 108th United States Open Championship.

The United States Golf Association is conducting the 2008 Championship on the beautiful South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course, which overlooks the dramatic coastline of San Diego, Calif.

Torrey Pines is municipally owned and this is only the second time that the Open has been conducted on a public course. In 2002, the Championship was played on the publicly owned Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. This Open marks the first time the National Championship has been played in San Diego and the first time since 1948 that it has been conducted in Southern California.

The South Course at Torrey Pines promises to be a challenge for the world's greatest players. It will be the longest setup in U.S. Open history, with various tee positions that can stretch the course to as long as 7,643 yards. The South Course was designed by noted golf architect William P. Bell in 1957. Recent renovations were completed under the direction of another famous American golf architect, Rees Jones. We are confident that the Open will once again identify a deserving champion.

Every effort has been made to provide convenient access to and from the course, as well as to secure the best viewing opportunities for spectators. This easy-to-read guide contains suggestions that we hope will make your experience more enjoyable.

We hope your memories of this National Championship will be lasting ones, memories of a wonderful golf course, thrilling competition at the very highest level and most importantly, a renewed affection for the unique spirit of integrity and sportsmanship that makes golf the greatest game of all.


Jim Vernon
United States Golf Association