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Just Say No
Michael Zucchet
January 31, 2005
On Jan. 11 San Diego city councilman Michael Zucchet led a 9--0 vote to block plans for a $3 million Rees Jones redesign of the North course at city-owned Torrey Pines. Torrey's South course, redone by Jones in 2001, will host the '08 U.S. Open.
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January 31, 2005

Just Say No

On Jan. 11 San Diego city councilman Michael Zucchet led a 9--0 vote to block plans for a $3 million Rees Jones redesign of the North course at city-owned Torrey Pines. Torrey's South course, redone by Jones in 2001, will host the '08 U.S. Open.

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SI: What's the most significant change that Jones made to the South course?

MZ: The length. It's 6,900 yards from the forward tees! The pros play it at up to 7,600.

SI: How popular are you with the Friends of Torrey Pines, the private boosters who raised the $3.4 million for the renovations to the South course?

MZ: A few people have confronted me, but the real undertow is that people have their eyes on USGA events beyond '08, and they think detractors hurt future opportunities. They don't like explaining the recent newspaper clippings to the USGA. -- Farrell Evans

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