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US Open hole by hole breakdown

The US Golf Association broke the recent mold of holding the US Open on sweeping, expansive layouts that can create large corporate-tent cities, stretch beyond 7,500 yards, and comfortably accommodate tens of thousands of spectators in this year’s national championship at the Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia.

Merion doesn’t allow for any of that. Nestled in a neighborhood, the East Course sits on just 126 acres, about half the size of typical US Open venues.

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