US Open GolfFILE - In this Jan. 31, 2021, file photo, Jon Rahm, lower right, of Spain, walks down with 13th fairway with his caddie, Adam Hayes, on the South Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Rahm will return from self-isolation for a positive COVID-19 test in time for the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines on June 17-20. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
The strongest memory from the last U.S. Open at Torrey Pines was accompanied by three words that explain what golf was like then and now. Tiger Woods, who had limped his way around the South Course on torn ligaments and a double stress fracture in his left leg, faced a a 12-foot birdie putt. Woods was the singular force in golf even on one leg, even in the toughest test golf offers.