The Recap of the Torrey Pines Experience

Jake KarmelCorrespondent IIMarch 30, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA- OCTOBER 29: A view of the green on the par 3, 3rd hole, on the South Course, at Torrey Pines, on October 26, 2005 in San Diego, California, United States.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Today's round on Torrey Pines was a very interesting one to say the least. The course had very narrow fairways and long roughs. The winds whipped around and definitely messed with your head.

The course was hard but I played okay. Just like any other course, if you hit the ball straight, you will score pretty well. You need to learn how to putt unlike myself also.

The front nine for me was rough. I shot a rough 51. It was pretty brutal. I couldn't find the fairway or hit a green. The winds were whipping my ball around and my swing was still getting warmed up.

The back nine was a lot better. I could actually find a fairway which was an improvement over the front nine. I started off the back with a par on hole ten. I ended up going +4 on the next three holes then I collected another par on hole 14. I ended the last five holes +8 on the next five holes. Not very good.

I had three other chances for par on the back nine. I hit the ball great but my putting skill (or lack there of) absolutely killed me today out on the course. I could have shot a lot lower.

The course was just what I expected. I give the course a grade B. It had great views along the ocean but away from the ocean, it was just okay. I would play Torrey Pines again in a heart beat. It was very cool but a little easier then I expected.