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Torrey Pines may host LPGA event beginning in 2009

It is the site of the San Diego area PGA Tour event and its south course was where Tiger Woods won the 2008 US Open in dramatic fashion. From the San Diego Union-Tribune

When the LPGA Tour released its 2009 schedule last week, there were several holes to be filled for tournament sites. One was the Samsung World Championship, scheduled for Sept. 17-20. The location: TBD.

If International Management Group, which runs the Samsung, gets its wish, the event will be staged on one of the Torrey Pines golf courses.

City Golf Manager Jon Maddern confirmed that preliminary talks between IMG and the city have recently taken place in an effort to bring the 2009 Samsung to San Diego. Maddern said he has told IMG the September dates would work on either of the Torrey Pines courses, North and South. He said IMG has yet to specify which course it would like to use.

“They have made contact with me. There is nothing further than that,” Maddern said. “There is no signed contract.”

I’d love to see the ladies play Torry Pines, but preferably the South course. The North is only used for one round of play on Thursdays and Fridays each January as the course hosts the Buick Invitational.

Hat tip- Ryan at Waggleroom

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