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5 Players Who Are Thrilled About Playing the US Open at Merion Golf Club
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Rickie Fowler was a perfect 4-0 in the 2009 Walker Cup at Merion Golf Club

The East Course at Merion Golf Club will host the 2013 U.S. Open. It opened in 1912 and has been the site of some historic golf events.

David Graham hit every fairway and green in the final round to win the 1981 U.S. Open, the last major tournament played at Merion.

Lee Trevino won the 1971 U.S. Open held at Merion and Ben Hogan struck his famous one-iron shot on the 18th hole in 1950 that has been so immortalized on posters.

Merion being an old course will not play to the length that current touring professionals are accustomed.

Keeping the ball on the fairway and hitting a high percentage of the small greens will decide who will earn the U.S. Open trophy on Sunday evening.

Here is a short list of players that are anxiously looking forward to June 13-16 to take their shot at winning the 112th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. 

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