Pre-Round Prep ofTorrey Pines Experience

Jake KarmelCorrespondent IIMarch 30, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA- OCTOBER 29: The par 4 13th 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, I am really going to need the golf gods on my side. I'm playing one of the most famous courses in the country, Torrey Pines, in San Diego, California.

Yes, the same course as the 2008 US Open where Tiger forced a Monday round versus Rocco Mediate. Yes, the same course where Tiger won the Open on one leg. Am I going to be playing on one leg? No. Am I going to shoot well? Probably not.

With my "amazing" golf game, who knows what will happen. From the looks of this picture, nothing good. Yesterday I played Gary Player's course out in Jamul, California called Steele Canyon and that was ugly.

On the contrary, I have heard mixed reviews about Torrey Pines. I heard it was a bit of a let down. It is a public course as a matter of fact.

My dad's friend that played there said, "It is a huge production around the course. Then on the course it's a bit of a dog patch." That's what I'm hoping for!

He also said the winds whip around and mess with you. Sometimes you could be hitting three clubs up or three clubs down. Depending on direction. In my opinion, that sounds fun.

Anyway, this should be a fun day. I am expecting nothing less then a 105. Hopefully. If it is a dog patch like he says, maybe better. Stay tuned for the recap of today's round.