While doing some research for a future post, I realized No. 12 at Torrey is included in the book “500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes.” I got a lot of comments about mentioning that hole in my Torrey post, but I didn’t realize it was this highly regarded.
Thought I’d just re-post their review here. It reads, as follows:
“It may not seem l like much at first glance, but during the annual (Farmers Insurance Open), this is a hole where the pros simply want to take their par and walk away. Straight and true, the hole is toughened mainly by the onshore breeze, which often blows drives into the thick rough, and approach shots into one of two tricky green-side bunkers. Once past this hole, the final six holes offer ample chances for birdies, often producing a dramatic finish.”
So there you go. It doesn’t make my triple-bogey feel any better, but at least I have plenty of company.