Quick Hit: Rough, bombs, and beauty at Torrey Pines

The Insta below pretty much explains it all. The rough set up at Torrey Pines this week for the US Open is looking absolutely treacherous . It looks like it will pay to be straight this week. Our assumption here at FTH, is that anyone this week looking to take down the championship will need precision off the tee. I know, really had to dig for that prediction, but really, with the the rough playing this fierce, even a well hit ball that just trickles in the rough will basically look like a penalty. While these guys are REALLY good and will be able to manage it for the most part, it’s inevitably going to be a problem. Avoiding the tall stuff in all tournaments is ideal, this week it’s even more imperative to keep the FIR % up.

The field will be looking at 2 par 5’s over 600 yards and the par 4 12th playing over 500! Although, its shaping up to be a nice 4 days in La Jolla with sunny weather in the low 70’s all 4 days, you still need to remember Torrey Pines sits directly on the Pacific Ocean.

While Bryson historically hasn’t been great in Majors, there is 1 obvious exception, last years US Open. So, it’s safe to say he certainly has the advantage at Torrey Pines, which is playing at 7802 yards. If he can keep the ball straight off the tee, with his length, there is absolutely no reason he won’t be in the mix come the weekend. However, there are a lot of guys who can absolutely mash and their ability to hit consistent drives over 320, the distances shouldn’t be that big of a deal compared to the average bum heading out and tackling this course.

According to PGAtour.com, the average tour driving average is 295.7, so it’s hard to argue that distance is going to be an actual factor this week.

Torrey Pines Card

So before we get into any of the picks, superlatives, or other nonsense we write about this week, check out the odds from CBS below to get your mind churning heading into the week.

2021 U.S. Open odds

Jon Rahm 10-1
Justin Thomas 14-1
Dustin Johnson 14-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Jordan Spieth 14-1
Bryson DeChambeau 14-1
Brooks Koepka 14-1
Collin Morikawa 18-1
Xander Schauffele 18-1
Patrick Cantlay 22-1
Viktor Hovland 25-1
Hideki Matsuyama 28-1
Webb Simpson 33-1
Patrick Reed 33-1
Daniel Berger 33-1
Tony Finau 33-1
Will Zalatoris 33-1
Tyrrell Hatton 40-1
Louis Oosthuizen 40-1
Justin Rose 40-1
Scottie Scheffler 40-1
Tommy Fleetwood 40-1
Paul Casey 50-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 50-1
Shane Lowry 50-1
Sung-Jae Im 50-1
Cameron Smith 50-1
Phil Mickelson 50-1
Rickie Fowler 50-1
Abraham Ancer 60-1
Corey Conners 60-1
Joaquin Niemann 60-1
Marc Leishman 66-1
Sam Burns 66-1
Adam Scott 66-1
Lee Westwood 66-1
Jason Day 66-1
Sergio Garcia 66-1
Gary Woodland 70-1
Jason Kokrak 70-1
Harris English 80-1
Branden Grace 90-1
Max Homa 100-1
Brandt Snedeker 100-1
Bubba Watson 100-1
Matthew Wolff 100-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 100-1
Si-Woo Kim 100-1
Robert Macintyre 125-1
Brian Harman 125-1
Sebastian Munoz 125-1
Billy Horschel 125-1
Cameron Champ 125-1
Carlos Ortiz 125-1
Garrick Higgo 125-1
Kevin Streelman 125-1
Russell Henley 125-1
Matt Wallace 125-1
Stewart Cink 125-1
Kevin Na 150-1
Victor Perez 150-1
Ryan Palmer 150-1
Zach Johnson 150-1
Alex Noren 150-1
Kevin Kisner 150-1
Thomas Pieters 150-1
Brendon Todd 150-1
Matt Kuchar 150-1
Francesco Molinari 150-1
Bernd Wiesberger 150-1
Ian Poulter 150-1
Matt Jones 150-1
Mackenzie Hughes 200-1
Ryo Ishikawa 200-1
Henrik Stenson 200-1
Chez Reavie 200-1
Lanto Griffin 200-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 200-1
Erik Van Rooyen 200-1
Martin Kaymer 200-1
Wade Ormsby 250-1
Johannes Veerman 250-1
Wilco Nienaber 250-1
Paul Barjon 300-1
Jimmy Walker 300-1
Graeme McDowell 300-1
Brad Kennedy 300-1
Yosuke Asaji 300-1
Eric Cole 300-1
Joe Long 500-1
Ty Strafaci 500-1

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