The 2013 U.S. Open was supposed to be a story about how today's players—using today's equipment—can overpower the classic venues of old. Instead, it became a story about how—with an assist from the USGA—a course long thought too short to host a U.S. Open can more than hold its own.
Last week was an incredible one for Justin Rose, of course, as the Englishman was the last man standing at the U.S. Open. For Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy? Not so much.
Now that Merion has sufficiently abused the members of our power ranking, let's see where they stand, having risen and dusted themselves off.