09 Jun '13, 5pm

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

ARDMORE, Pa. — We’re about to find out if old school is obsolete. Get ready for a week of bunts, sacrifice flies, stolen bases and whatever it takes to proceed station-to-station to score. Of course, when you take the U.S. Open to an intimate old ballpark, everything shrinks, including the revenue stream. If the gamble works, the U.S. Golf Association will feel vindicated in its return to Merion Golf Club. In an era dominated by the long ball, play at the 113th U.S. Open will contract next week. At Merion’s East Course, patio tables have been cleared of iced-tea glasses, lest they get in the way of opening drives. A stop sign was removed along Golf House Road, which adjoins the 14th fairway, to avoid interference with the line of flight off the tee. From Nos. 7 through 13, no hole will play longer than 403 yards. Prepare to downshift, guys. Defending champion Webb Simpson,...

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