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2013 U.S. Open
A member of the maintenance staff rolls the 14th green during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
1971 U.S. Open winner Lee Trevino, left, and 1981 U.S. Open winner David Graham, right, at a press conference during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)
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2013 U.S. Open
Kevin Streelman plays a tee shot on the 16th hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Brandt Snedeker putts on the 14th green during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Dustin Johnson, left, Rickie Fowler, center, walk up the fairway during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Roger Tambellini during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Francesco Molinari works out of a practice bunker near the range during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
A member of the maintenance staff places a wicker basket in the hole on the 14th green during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Michael Campbell walks on the 14th green during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
A member of the maintenance staff rolls the 14th green during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
A member of the maintenance staff rolls the 14th green during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Matt Weibring watches an approach shot on the fourth hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Roger Tambellini watches an approach shot on the fourth hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Michael Davis, USGA Executive Director, center, speaks as Thomas J. O'Toole Jr., USGA Vice President, left, and Matt Shaffer, superintendent for Merion Golf Club, right, look on at a press conference during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Casey Wittenberg watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Randall Hutchison watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Michael Weaver watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
A wicker basket during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Kevin Streelman pitches to the 15th green during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
David Howell watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Simon Khan watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Tiger Woods plays his second shot on the fourth hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Luke Donald watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Jim 'Bones' Mackay, center, talks with Tiger Woods, right, and Joe LaCava, left, during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods on the third hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Lee Westwood plays his tee shot on the second hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Tiger Woods plays his tee shot on the second hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Jim Mackay (aka Bones), Phil Mickelson's caddie, and Tiger Woods on the first hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Simon Khan plays his tee shot on the second hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Adam Hadwin on the 14th hole during a practice round at 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Mackenzie Hughes on the 14th hole during a practice round at 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Hiroyuki Fujita and Jim Furyk during a practice round at 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Yoshinobu Tsukadaon the 14th hole during a practice round at 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Yui Ueda during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Paul Casey (left) and Thorbjorn Olesen walk along the 14th fairway during a practice round at 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
D.A. Points with Tom Watson on the 18th fairway during a practice round at 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
The monster board is seen near the 18th green during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia (right) during a practice round at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Sergio Garcia on the 18th hole, being shown the 1 iron used by Ben Hogan on the same hole years earlier during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Webb Simpson signs an autograph during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Fans wait for an autograph from Keegan Bradley during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
A championship banner during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Tiger Woods warms up on the practice range during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Fans watch as players warm up on the practice range during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Members of the maintenance staff work to rake a bunker in the practice area during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Jose Maria Olazabal signs an autograph during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Tiger Woods during a press conference after a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Steve Gibbons)
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2013 U.S. Open
Fan Betty Kuropatwa watches the action during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Steve Gibbons)
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2013 U.S. Open
Jordan Spieth signs autographs during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Steve Gibbons)
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2013 U.S. Open
Tiger Woods during a press conference after a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Steve Gibbons)
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2013 U.S. Open
Brandt Snedeker plays a tee shot on the 17th hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Steve Gibbons)
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2013 U.S. Open
Fans wait for Tiger Woods to walk to the third tee during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Chris Hartwiger, left, USGA staff, uses the Stimpmeter to measure the speed of the green on the 17th hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Steve Gibbons)
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2013 U.S. Open
Kevin Sutherland on the 14th hole during a practice round at 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Fans wait for Tiger Woods to walk to the third tee during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
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2013 U.S. Open
Jaahyde Diggs, 13, reacts as he participates in activities with the First Tee at the Chevron Stem Zone during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
A wicker basket rests nearby the 18th green during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Jaahyde Diggs, 13, smiles along with Bruce Schaffer as they participate in a First Tee event at the Chevron Stem Zone during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Jailyn Bishop, 13, watches after she hit a golf ball while participating in a First Tee event at the Chevron Stem Zone during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Members of the maintenance staff work to squeegee standing water off the 11th fairway during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright
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2013 U.S. Open
Tim Kelly, a member of the maintenance staff, uses a rake to check the standing water that gathered in a greenside bunker on the 11th hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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2013 U.S. Open
Michael Davis, USGA Executive Director, center, speaks as Thomas J. O'Toole Jr., USGA Vice President, left, and Matt Shaffer, superintendent for Merion Golf Club, right, look on during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Jonathan Kolbe)
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2013 U.S. Open
James Bryson, a member of the maintenance staff works to squeegee off standing water at the 15th teeing ground during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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U.S. Open Trophy
The United States Open Trophy. The original trophy, presented in 1895 by the USGA, was destroyed in a fire at the Tam O'Shanter Country Club near Chicago in September 1946. A new trophy was presented by the USGA in 1947. It is housed in the Golf House Museum and Library and a copy is presented to the U.S. Open champion. This image was shot at the United States Golf Association in Far Hills, N.J. March of 2006. (USGA/John Mummert)
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2013 U.S. Open
Michael Davis, USGA Executive Director, center, speaks at a press conference during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)
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