The U.S. Open waited 13 years to return to Torrey Pines. And then it waited a little longer.
The opening round Thursday was delayed by two words: June Gloom. That's what locals refer to as the marine layer that covered the South course and led to a 30-minute delay.
The forecast is dry and ideal for the week, though fog on the Pacific coast as summer approaches is always a concern.
Sahith Theegala, raised up the road in Orange and a Pepperdine alum, is set to hit the opening tee shot from the first hole. Andy Pope, who has made it through qualifying four of the last times for the U.S. Open, is first to play off No. 10.
Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka are among those playing in the morning.