As the reigning U.S. Open champion, it's easy for Webb Simpson to look ahead to June, when he will have an opportunity to defend that title at the Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia. The 27-year-old former Wake Forest star already has a game plan for the historic site that has hosted four previous U.S. Opens. "I look at it as two different golf courses," he said on Monday of Merion's East course. "Potentially, through 13 holes, if you drive it well, you can have nine wedge opportunities. And then the last five are going to be some of maybe the hardest that we have ever had in the U.S. Open.
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