Jon Rahm Tuesday at Torrey Pines Photo: Vivien Killilea, Getty Images for SiriusXM
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA | Stand almost any place at the Torrey Pines golf courses, look west and the seeming infinity of the Pacific Ocean shimmers in the distance.
It’s a mesmerizing view, whether in the morning when the marine layer hugs the water or near dusk when the sun slowly sinks away, the purple and orange sky fading to midnight blue.
As big pictures go, there aren’t many bigger than what the South Course at Torrey Pines provides for the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday.
For Jon Rahm, who appreciates the beauty of the area so much that he chose it as the setting to propose to his wife, Kelley, the view is another reminder to look anywhere but behind.
Yesterday’s gone and to hear Rahm tell it, so is any lingering remorse over the gut-wrenching disappointment of testing positive for COVID-19 just 18 holes from winning the Memorial Tournament two weeks ago.
“For anybody wondering what was going through my mind, all that was going on (...
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