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Pre-Championship

Why Start An Archive
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Whether it is photographs, course blueprints, minutes from board meetings or memorabilia, it's important for golf clubs to preserve their history in a proper manner. ... read more >>
Merion Archives
Saturday, June 8, 2013
When Merion Golf Club created its archive room a decade ago, it could arguably boast one of the finest collections of memorabilia of any club in the country. ... read more >>
Philly Golf
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Philadelphia writer Michael Bamberger argues why the City of Brotherly Love is also America’s best golf city. (USGA/John Mummert) ... read more >>
11th tee sign
Friday, June 7, 2013
For the first two rounds, U.S. Open competitors will tee off from holes 1 and 11, another unique twist to the Merion experience. ... read more >>
Ike Charity Match
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Arnold Palmer teamed up for rare public round, a charity exhibition match in 1964 at Merion. ... read more >>
Thursday, June 6, 2013
How the players qualified for the 2013 U.S. Open ... read more >>
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Facts and figures for the 2013 U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club. ... read more >>
1971 Trevino U.S. Open victory
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Lee Trevino defeated Jack Nicklaus in a memorable 18-hole playoff to win his second U.S. Open title in three years. ... read more >>
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
There are 76 exempt players and 80 qualifiers ... read more >>
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
iPad application is new for 2013, while iPhone and Android apps have been upgraded ... read more >>
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
A shoulder injury has forced reigning U.S. Senior Open champion Roger Chapman to withdraw from the 2013 U.S. Open. ... read more >>
Bio Kim
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Max Homa and Cory McElyea survive a playoff to advance to Merion. ... read more >>
Cle Elum 11
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Only two players finished under par at Tom Doak-designed layout. ... read more >>
Dallas 11
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Jordan Spieth, Edward Loar and Matt Weibring are medalists at Lakewood C.C. in Dallas. ... read more >>
St. Louis 11
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The 54-year-old Blake will be playing in his first U.S. Open since 2003. ... read more >>
Memphis 6
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Medalist Kevin Sutherland earns eight qualifiers at Colonial Country Club. ... read more >>
Charley Hoffman
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Hoffman led 15 Tour pros who qualified for the U.S. Open with a score of 11-under 133. ... read more >>
Brian Stuard
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Stuard and Brandon Brown will be making their major debuts at Merion. ... read more >>
Bradenton 12
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Club professional claims third qualifying spot behind Kevin Phelan and John Hahn. ... read more >>
Ball Ground 9
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The top-ranked collegiate joins Ryan Nelson and Grayson Murray as qualifiers from Georgia site ... read more >>
Ryan Sullivan
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Web.com Tour player shot 61 in the first round to become one of eight players to advance. ... read more >>
Purchase 22
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The 18-year-old finished with four consecutive birdies to claim one of four spots. ... read more >>
European Open Qualifier
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Others qualifiers include Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul Casey. ... read more >>
Japan Qualifier Results
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Five players qualify for 2013 U.S. Open at Ohtone Country Club ... read more >>
U.S. Open Experience at Independence Mall
Friday, May 31, 2013
Interactive golf activities for fans of all ages to be offered throughout championship week. ... read more >>
Merion Scenes Hogan 18th Hole
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Ben Hogan came back from a nearly fatal car accident to capture the national championship at Merion. ... read more >>
Jason Day 2011 U.S. Open
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The exempt players include 2011 U.S. Open runner-up Jason Day. ... read more >>
US Open Flags
Friday, May 24, 2013
The U.S. Open is now a global event, and those roots can be traced to David Graham’s 1981 win at Merion. ... read more >>
Television Broadcast Schedule
Friday, May 24, 2013
NBC and ESPN to air 35 hours of live coverage from the U.S. Open ... read more >>
1930 Bob Jones Amateur
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
When Bob Jones claimed the 1930 U.S. Amateur at Merion Cricket Club, he completed one of the greatest achievements in golf. ... read more >>
Jason Pridmore
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Some might think racing a bike at 150 mph would be a challenge, but for 21-time AMA champion Jason Pridmore, the ultimate challenge is qualifying for a U.S. Open. (Courtesy SCGA) ... read more >>
David Graham 1981 U.S. Open Lookback
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
David Graham’s nearly flawless final-round 67 carried the Australian to a three-stroke victory at Merion Golf Club. ... read more >>
McCracken Grainger Story
Monday, May 13, 2013
Longtime volunteers and 2013 Grainger Award recipients Harry McCracken, Keith Hansen give back by overseeing USGA qualifiers ... read more >>
FSGA Local Qualifier Story
Monday, May 13, 2013
Conducting the U.S. Open would not be possible without organizations like the Florida State Golf Association, which runs 16 local qualifiers, including six on a single day. (USGA/Chris Keane) ... read more >>
First Tee Story
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Several First Tee alumni, including Clay Myers (pictured), are hoping the core values they learned in the program will help them qualify for this year's U.S. Open. (USGA/Chris Keane) ... read more >>
USGA Setup
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The 14-point course setup philosophy the USGA uses for its championships. ... read more >>
US Open Book
Thursday, May 9, 2013
"Great Moments of the U.S. Open" celebrates the great shots, amazing rounds and legendary champions that have shaped this national championship since 1895. ... read more >>
2009 Walker Cup Lookback
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Led by Rickie Fowler and Peter Uihlein, the USA rolled to a 9-point victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the biennial team competition. ... read more >>
Old Works Golf Club
Monday, May 6, 2013
Weeks before the golf world descends on Merion, 111 courses around the country represent the first stops on the road to the U.S. Open. (Courtesy Oak Tree National) ... read more >>
Barona Creek Golf Club
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Located in an arid region of Southern California, U.S. Open qualifying site Barona Creek Golf Club offers a sustainable model for reduced water use. (Courtesy Barona Resort & Casino.) ... read more >>
Webb Simpson Feature
Friday, May 3, 2013
The quest began May 3 for 2013 U.S. Open hopefuls with the first of 111 local qualifiers, as golfers seek to join the defending champion in June at Merion. (USGA/John Mummert) ... read more >>
Skip Berkmeyer
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
During local qualifying, which takes place May 3-16, thousands of entrants like Skip Berkmeyer will attempt to take a step toward fulfilling their dreams of playing in the U.S. Open. (USGA/Hunter Martin) ... read more >>
Dennis Miller 2012 Sectional Qualifying
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Ohio club pro Dennis Miller fulfilled a lifelong goal and became an overnight sensation by qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Open with a dramatic putt ... read more >>
New Mike Davis Media Day Image
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Speaking at media day on April 29, Executive Director Mike Davis said the USGA was excited to bring its marquee championship back to this national treasure. ... read more >>
Edoardo Molinari Wins 2005 U.S. Amateur
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A remarkable bunker shot on the final hole of stroke-play qualifying propels Edoardo Molinari to become first Italian male to win a USGA championship. ... read more >>
Leigh Anne Hardin Wins 1998 Girls Junior
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Merion’s emphasis on precision over power proved ideal for light-hitting Leigh Anne Hardin in championship’s 50th playing. ... read more >>
Record Entries Accepted For 2013 U.S. Open
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The USGA accepted a record 9,860 entries for the 2013 U.S. Open, eclipsing the mark of 9,086 set in 2009. ... read more >>
Sectional qualifying for the 2013 U.S. Open is an international affair. Qualifying will take place in England and Japan on May 27, and at 11 sites across the United States on June 3.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The 11 U.S. sectional qualifiers will be conducted June 3 ... read more >>
Erin Hills (14th hole, pictured), host of the 2017 U.S. Open, is one of 111 local qualifying sites for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. Qualifying begins May 3. (USGA/Fred Vuich)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Road to Merion starts May 3, when the first of 111 U.S. Open local qualifiers will take place ... read more >>
Chris Patton powered his way through the field and the Merion layout to win the 1989 U.S. Amateur (USGA/Robert Walker)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Playing in his first USGA championship, Chris Patton survived a difficult course and a tough draw to capture the fifth U.S. Amateur held at Merion. ... read more >>
Canadian Gary Cowan received the U.S. Amateur Trophy from USGA President William Ward Foshay. (USGA Museum)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Gary Cowan of Canada ended a 34-year international drought with a playoff win over Deane Beman. ... read more >>
A young Jack Nicklaus received plenty of coverage during his record-setting performance at Merion. (USGA Museum)
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A 20-year-old Jack Nicklaus put together one of his greatest performances to lead the USA to a 42-stroke victory in the nascent competition. ... read more >>
The octet of U.S. women won the team competition easily, defeating the GB&I team, 6-3. (USGA Museum)
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The USA Team defeated their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland in this biennial amateur team competition. ... read more >>
Dorothy Porter celebrated her national championship with her family. (USGA Museum)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dorothy Porter claimed the national title with a victory over Dot Kielty. ... read more >>
Olin Dutra's 13-over 293 while facing adversity was good enough to win the 1934 U.S. Open. (USGA Museum)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Olin Dutra overcame a bout of food poisoning to win by one stroke over Gene Sarazen in Merion's first U.S. Open. ... read more >>
Helen Stetson defeated fellow mom Elizabeth Goss in the 1926 U.S. Women's Amateur final at Merion. (USGA Museum
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Helen Stetson prevailed over Elizabeth Hardin Goss in motherly battle at Merion. ... read more >>
Bob Jones (in white sweater) won the first of his five U.S. Amateur championships at Merion. (USGA Museum)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Bob Jones enjoyed a triumphant return to Merion, the site of his first U.S. Amateur debut. ... read more >>
The leading amateur golfer of his day, Charles 'Chick' Evans won the first of his two U.S. Amateurs in 1916. (USGA Museum)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
"Chick" Evans claimed elusive title, while the club’s East Course and 14-year-old Bob Jones made their national debuts. ... read more >>
Dorothy Campbell added the U.S. Women's Amateur title to the British Ladies Open Amateur Championship she had claimed earlier in the spring. (USGA Museum)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Scotland's Dorothy Campbell prevailed at Merion’s second USGA championship. ... read more >>
Georgianna Bishop posted a 5-and-3 win over Mrs. E.F. Sanford to claim the 1904 U.S. Women's Amateur at Merion Cricket Club. (USGA Museum)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Georgianna Bishop won Merion’s first USGA championship. ... read more >>
Known for its trademark wicker-basket flagsticks, Merion Golf Club has been the scene of numerous historic moments in American golf. (USGA)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Merion Golf Club has hosted 18 USGA championship or international team competition, the most of any club in the United States; Merion will host its 19th USGA event at the 2013 U.S. Open ... read more >>
Webb Simpson Champion Inside
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Webb Simpson carded a second-consecutive 68 and played 4-under-par golf over the final 13 holes to win the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club by one stroke over 2010 champion Graeme McDowell and qualifier Michael Thompson. ... read more >>
Current Leaders
PosPlayerTodayThruTotal
1ROSE, J.EF+1
T2DAY, J.+1F+3
T2MICKELSON, P.+4F+3
T4DUFNER, J.-3F+5
T4ELS, E.-1F+5
T4HORSCHEL, B.+4F+5
T4MAHAN, H.+5F+5
T8DONALD, L.+5F+6
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