Tiger Woods

Teaching pro looks back at U.S. Open with mixed emotions

By Gregory Ball

Michael Major has been teaching golf lessons at Torrey Pines golf course for nearly two decades, and he has seen the ebb and flow of interest in golf throughout the years and even within each calendar year. There's little question, though, that having the U.S. Open played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, will increase interest in the game locally.

That could be a boon for Major and his fellow teaching pros, as the excitement of hosting the country's national championship and Tiger Woods' playoff victory has positively affected business on the golf course and pro shop, and could spill over to the lesson range. Major is hoping the increased interest...