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South Africa's Jaco Van Zyl tees off on the 14th hole during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open golf championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore

South Africa's Jaco Van Zyl tees off on the 14th hole during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open golf championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

U.S. Open golf action at Merion

June 12, 2013

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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