07 Jun '13, 4pm

U.S. Open: Facts, figures at Merion

Merion's East course was designed by Hugh Wilson and opened in May 1914. Wilson had never designed a course, and he traveled to Scotland and England before returning to build Merion. Its Scottish-styled bunkers are known as the "white faces of Merion." Unique to Merion are the red wicker baskets attached to the pins, instead of the traditional flag. The origin of the baskets remains a mystery, although Wilson is said to have thought of the idea during his British trip. Merion has hosted 18 USGA championships, the most of any golf course. This is its first U.S. Open since 1981.

Full article: http://golfweek.com/news/2013/jun/06/us-open-2013-merion-...

Tweets

Merion will restore sanity to the least civilized year American golf has ever known

Merion will restore sanity to the least civiliz...

golf.com 07 Jun '13, 5pm

In normal times, you don't turn to a U.S. Open, the ultimate grindfest, for relief. But these are not normal times, and Me...

U.S. Open to start groups off #1 and .........#11. Sometimes unconventional is what's best for a golf tournament.

U.S. Open to start groups off #1 and .........#...

usopen.com 07 Jun '13, 7pm

During the first two rounds of the 2013 U.S. Open, play will start on the first and 11th tees (USGA/John Mummert) Friday, ...

Decoding TaylorMade's U.S. Open logo

Decoding TaylorMade's U.S. Open logo

golfweek.com 06 Jun '13, 9pm

ARDMORE, Pa. – A decade ago, TaylorMade Golf started making commemorative logos for hats, bags and accessories given to st...

U.S. Open: Merion takes us back to the future

golfweek.com 09 Jun '13, 5pm

ARDMORE, Pa. — We’re about to find out if old school is obsolete. Get ready for a week of bunts, sacrifice flies, stolen b...

Tracker:

Tracker:

golfweek.com 14 Jun '13, 11am

Bradley S. Klein from the 13th: Morton Orum Madsen of Denmark – he looks very Danish, as he's tall and blonde – makes the ...

Up-and-coming junior golfer has ties to Ben Hogan, Merion. Story via @andyzunz:

Up-and-coming junior golfer has ties to Ben Hog...

golfweek.com 08 Jun '13, 4pm

Isabella DiLisio stood at the place where her great-grandfather helped make history, dropped a ball and took a swing. She ...

PGA Tour Confidential U.S. Open Preview Edition: Will Merion hold up? Who will win?

PGA Tour Confidential U.S. Open Preview Edition...

golf.com 06 Jun '13, 3pm

The SI Golf Group convened a panel of experts and a Tour player who participated on the condition of anonymity to tackle a...

the US Open

usopen.com 10 Jun '13, 7pm

Unfortunately your browser does not hava JavaScript capabilities which are required to exploit full functionality of our s...

Merion's notoriously flood-prone 11th green spared by all of 1.5-inches....

Merion's notoriously flood-prone 11th green spa...

golfweek.com 08 Jun '13, 8pm

Heavy rains in the Philadelphia area have somehow spared Merion Golf Club’s notoriously flood-prone 11th green. The timing...

10 Scary Facts About Bitcoin

cio.com 07 Jun '13, 8pm

Network World — Bitcoin's trajectory over the past few years is nothing short of impressive. A peer-to-peer alternative cu...

Shifting gears: Hole-by-hole at Merion

Shifting gears: Hole-by-hole at Merion

golfweek.com 09 Jun '13, 8pm

Want to know why the brought the U.S. Open back to Merion? Just stand on the 11th tee, look down to your right, and read t...

U.S. Open

U.S. Open

golfweek.com 13 Jun '13, 11am

With play now stopped, let's look at the leaderboard. Ian Poulter is the solo leader at 3 under through three holes. He's ...

Golfweek: 'Landmark' Merion Golf Club braces for assault: A deluge of rain has stacke...

Golfweek: 'Landmark' Merion Golf Club braces fo...

golfweek.com 12 Jun '13, 12am

ARDMORE, Pa. — Are we celebrating the last U.S. Open to be held at Merion? I sure hope not. Neither does Mike Davis, the U...

Golfweek: U.S. Open: Tiger headlines staff pred...

golfweek.com 10 Jun '13, 8am

It's tempting to say Phil Mickelson could be an underdog winner because he has been a runner-up at the U.S. Open five time...