U.S. Open golf action at Merion

ARDMORE, PA - JUNE 11: Jim Furyk of the United States hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 11, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania will stage the U.S. Open for a fifth time when this year's edition starts on Thursday with the opening round.

Designed by amateur golfer Hugh Wilson and opened for play in 1912, Merion has long been hailed as one of the premier courses in the United States and has hosted a total of 18 United States Golf Association championships.

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