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2013 U.S. Open

  1. Video: Here’s Jeremy Roenick Swimming in the Long Rough at Merion

    Jun 6, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    No, really. That’s former Flyer Jeremy Roenick swimming in the long rough at Merion, the site of the 2013 U.S. Open next week. It’s a jungle out there. You can watch the moving pictures below in an outtakes clip of Roenick’s memorable moments from a round he played with Villanova’s head basketball coach Jay Wright,…

  2. Graeme McDowell Channels Ben Hogan on 18 at Merion

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

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    As the 1949 season began, Ben Hogan was considered, arguably, the best golfer in the world. The previous season, he won the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship, and 9 other victories including the Reading Open at Berkshire Country Club. But disaster struck in February when Hogan and his wife were in a head-on collision with…

  3. Ardmore Avenue Just One of Merion’s Many Pitfalls

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Apr 22, 2013; Ardmore, PA, USA; A general view of the 2nd fairway during the preview day for the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club.  Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

    The golf courses that host U.S. Opens are always modified in some way from their usual set-up in order to create a greater challenge for the world’s greatest golfers. Typically, this means growing the rough a bit higher, mowing the greens a bit shorter, and building new tee boxes to lengthen certain holes. But for…

  4. Still Trying to Land Tickets to the U.S. Open? It’s Going to Be Pricey

    Jun 3, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Golf isn’t cheap, and tickets to this year’s U.S. Open at Merion are going to prove doubly — in some cases even triply — expensive on the secondary market. Tickets to the tournament rounds have been sold out for a long time and were bought up in short order given the restrictions the USGA has…

  5. The Mercedes-Benz Limo Bus Army Is Readying for the U.S. Open

    Jun 3, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

    Mercedes-Benz Limo Van Army in Wayne

    The Philadelphia area is bracing for the craziness that next week’s U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club will bring to the region and with the small size of the course and available area surrounding it in Ardmore, parking and transportation is going to be a big issue. There are going to be all sorts of…

  6. Photos: Merion Golf Club Is One Week Away from the U.S. Open

    Jun 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    It’s starting to look a lot like a U.S. Open. Two weeks from today, the USGA will crown it’s 2013 U.S. Open champion at Merion. And one week from today — well, really next Monday — the week-long event kicks off with the start of practice rounds and the opening of the U.S. Open Experience…

  7. Tiger Woods Played Merion for the First Time Ever Yesterday

    May 29, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Tiger Woods practices at Merion on Tuesday 05/28

    A tipster emailed us a photo of what looked like a dark blur in the rain — potentially a human being playing golf — and told us it was Tiger Woods putting at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA. We were skeptical but it turns out Woods was in the Philadelphia area to get acquainted…

  8. I was a Pseudo-Member at Merion for a Day, Here’s What I Saw

    Apr 30, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

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    Welcome to Merion Golf Club, site of the 2013 U.S. Open (June 13-16), where there’s a decent chance the caddies make more than you do.

  9. Video: How Merion Will Prepare for the 2013 US Open

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

    Neil Hartman visits Merion Golf Club, which is preparing to hos the U.S. Open in 2013.

  10. Watney Wins by Two; What Now for Professional Golf in Philadelphia?

    Jul 3, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

    On a muggy Sunday in Newtown Square, 54-hole co-leader Nick Watney carded a final round 66 to claim victory at the 2011 AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club. The win is Watney’s fourth as a professional and second this season.

  11. We Got To Talk to Tiger! Pictures And More From Aronimink

    Jun 29, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

    During his Tuesday afternoon press conference from inside the AT&T National Media Center, the fourteen-time Major Champion expressed that while his recovery from injury is going well, he remains unwilling to set any form of a timetable in regard to a return to golf. Woods was quick to admit that he knew there existed a 50-50 chance of further damaging his still-healing knee and Achilles tendon when opted to participate in the Players Championship in May, a tournament in which he was forced to withdraw after only nine holes upon re-injuring both areas.

  12. Preview: The Ryder Cup

    Sep 30, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    With the success of the 2010 AT&T National at Aronimink this summer and the advance of the U.S. Open at Merion in 2013, professional golf has returned to the Philadelphia area in a big way. Regardless of whether you, our loyal readers, play the game yourselves, it should be noted that our town lays claim…

  13. Sunday at Aronimink: Rose Holds On

    Jul 5, 2010, 11:39 AM EDT

    On a blistering hot Sunday in Newtown Square, 54-hole leader Justin Rose fired an even par-70 to win the 2010 AT&T National. Rose, who started the day with a comfortable four shot lead, faced a series of late charges from his trailers. Ryan Moore turned in a -5 par-65 to finish in sole second, forcing…

  14. Moving Day at Aronimink: Phil Martelli, Ian Baker Finch and the Anheuser-Busch Chalet

    Jul 4, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

        I had originally purchased general admission gallery passes for all four days at this weekend's AT&T National. While they proved more than fine for the first two days, I will admit, as I did after the first round, that the allure of the private chalets and lounges was more than getting to me. A…

  15. Merion to Host 2013 U.S. Open

    Jun 7, 2006, 2:50 PM EDT

    I’ve heard the story my Dad tells a dozen times.  He was at the U.S. open way back in the day, getting a drink out of the water fountain, when Chi-Chi Rodriguez asks him in broken English if he minded if a pro jumped in front of him.  It’s a pretty fun story, mostly because…

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