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Torrey Pines South
La Jolla, CA
The PGA Tour heads to storied Torrey Pines this week for the season's third major.
As always, there are plenty of storylines, but I must say that things feel a bit odd with many of the best players in the world nowhere near their peak right now. More on that later as we delve into the players that look like the best values this week. One interesting aspect no one saw coming but everyone will be talking about – at least leading up to Thursday – is Phil Mickelson's quest for the Career Grand Slam. Not long ago it appeared there was no hope for him to win another major, let alone a U.S. Open, but after his incredible performance at the PGA Championship, apparently anything is possible. We'll also be keeping an eye on the Brooks Koepka/Bryson DeChambeau feud to see if either of the players that combined to win three of the last four U.S. Opens can add another to his tally. Then there's Jordan Spieth and his attempt to close the circle on his comeback with a major win. Don't forget Dustin Johnson, who appeared to find his game last week, and ditto Jon Rahm, who had what appeared to be an easy win taken away with a positive COVID-19 test two weeks ago.
I could keep going with the storylines for several more paragraphs and that's the beauty of the majors. There's