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U.S. Open 2021: This beer line at Torrey Pines is the stuff of fan nightmares

June 17, 2021

Now that people are all vaxxed up and ready to roll, sporting events are beginning to resemble their former selves. Masks? Off. Yelling and screaming? Back. The once pronounced dead high five? So back. Beer lines? Not sure anything has ever been more back. 

Originally, the USGA was expecting 4,000-4,500 fans per day this week at Torrey Pines. But with the world, specifically California, opening back up, it's now closer to 10,000. Apparently, all 10,000 of them were extremely thirsty on Thursday afternoon. 

In a video tweeted just past 2:20 p.m., local time, you'll see a beer line that looks like it stretches further than the 623-yard par-5 ninth at Torrey Pines' South Course. Good grief:

That, my friends, is the stuff of absolute nightmares as a fan. U.S. Open Thursday, you're all jazzed up, maybe you ducked out of work at noon or took the day off entirely. You waited until 2 p.m., a reasonable time to start drinking if you are at a sporting event. A few marquee groups are about to tee off, and it's time to have an ice cold beer in hand aaaaaaaaaaaaand it's a two-hour line. Day ruined. 

Is there any beer, nay, any thing worth waiting this long for? The answer is no, but humans are gonna human anyway. Good luck to these folks. Hopefully, the line moves quickly and they can catch the last two holes.