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    Posted: 04-Jun-2013 at 10:06
This coming week is the US Open at Merion East, and already the talking heads are making fools of themselves.  "The course is too short", "todays pros will tear it apart" etc. etc.
 
Today's pros have never seen a course like Merion East when it's been set up for the Open.  I was a volunteer in 81 when it was last played there.  I have played Merion East, and West. 
 
In open condition, it can be a humbling experience.  It normally plays at about 6800 yds, for the Open they stretch that to 7300.
Merion also has a "no Mulligen rule" even if the ball roles off the tee surface 10 ft, no mulligen, you play it.
The last 4 holes were built in what was an old limestone quarry, I've seen usually stoic pros such as Arnold Palmer whine like kids over those holes.
 
The greens are tiny, the Fairways tight, and if that isn't enough, there is 8-10 in Spaghetti rough everywhere.
 
If you want to see one of the greatest tests in Golf, The US Open at Merion can't be missed. 
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A correction, the Open is next week.Embarrassed
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Hey, for the first time in 7-8 years a Golfer from the UK took the US open.  Justin Rose came out of the pack and took it with a score of 1 over par.
Merion won actually, the Grand Old Dame of the Mainline humbled the best.  Both Woods and McElroy carded +13 and +10 respectively and went home.  No one matched par.
 
The USGA did an incredible job of adjusting the course.  In 1981 they had it stretched to 7300 yds, this time around they had it at 6900, and it played brutally.  The final 5 holes were Killers. 
 
 
 


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Not me. A relaxing walk in the park, spoiled by a little white ball!
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Greg Norman forgives you. Wink
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Greg Norman forgives you. Wink
 
 
Thank St. Andrew for that!
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