13 Jun '13, 9am

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Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Merion Golf Club's wicker-basket pins Merion Golf Club is known for its diminutive length, its narrow fairways, its history – and its wicker-basket pins in lieu of flagsticks. Here's a look at the unique way Merion marks its hole locations. ARDMORE, Pa. — To Dr. Perry Camp and my friends at Walla Walla (Wash.) Country Club – golf fanatics who expressed curiosity about the wicker baskets at Merion Golf Club – here is everything you ever wanted to know about the world’s most celebrated flagless golf course. Merion’s East Course, site of this year’s U.S. Open, has wicker baskets on top of its flagsticks. I suppose, in the spirit of accuracy, flagsticks could be called wickersticks. Tommy Bolt, himself a U.S. Open winner, famously identified Merion’s wicker baskets as “wicker waste baskets.” Defending U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson called them “a nice to...

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golfmagic.com 13 Jun '13, 9am

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Going low at Merion? History doesn't back it up

Going low at Merion? History doesn't back it up

golfweek.com 12 Jun '13, 1pm

Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Tuesday practice, U.S. Open at Merion The sun came out for U.S. Open practice Tuesday at Merion GC i...

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 ...

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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 ...

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golf.com 13 Jun '13, 2am

ARDMORE, Pa. -- In the absence of a compelling, coherent storyline, countless smaller ones fill the void. So it is as we a...

Klein: 10 reasons why Merion is kicking back

Klein: 10 reasons why Merion is kicking back

golfweek.com 14 Jun '13, 4pm

Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Weather halts play at U.S. Open Check out these weather images from Thursday morning at the U.S. Ope...

El motivo detras de las canastas en vez de banderas en Merion

El motivo detras de las canastas en vez de band...

golf.about.com 13 Jun '13, 2pm

One of the signature things about Merion Golf Club is that its flagsticks aren't topped by flags, but rather by baskets. W...

wicker baskets

wicker baskets

pgatour.com 11 Jun '13, 11pm

ARDMORE, Pa. -- Several generations of golfers will be introduced to Merion Golf Club as it hosts the U.S. Open for the fi...

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golfweek.com 15 Jun '13, 11am

Right now the projected cut is at 8 over. Among those on that number are Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Martin Kaymer an...

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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...

Merion, easy? Maybe. Check the lads late on Sunday. My column.

Merion, easy? Maybe. Check the lads late on Sun...

golfdigest.com 12 Jun '13, 9pm

ARDMORE, Pa. -- There's rain, wind, hail, and a possible tornado coming. So let 'em come. We're at Merion Golf Club. Today...

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golf.com 14 Jun '13, 11pm

Friday at Merion: Time to put up or shut up Weather delays. Long shuttle rides to the first tee. Sure, there are logistica...

Merion: No One Said This Would Be Fun

Merion: No One Said This Would Be Fun

golfdigest.com 15 Jun '13, 12am

ARDMORE, Pa. -- What we don't want is boring. In the U.S. Open, give us a thrilling flood of red numbers or give us wailin...

Storms halt play at U.S. Open

Storms halt play at U.S. Open

golf.com 13 Jun '13, 3pm

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson rolled a birdie attempt 8 feet past the hole at No. 11. Steve Stricker did the same at...

U.S. Open: Examining Merion Then And Now

U.S. Open: Examining Merion Then And Now

golfdigest.com 12 Jun '13, 1pm

Editor's Note: David Barrett is the author of Miracle at Merion: The Inspiring Story of Ben Hogan's Amazing Comeback and V...