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The U.S. Open's other winner

Pinehurst No. 2 broke the mold of how courses hosting U.S. majors can look, play

Updated: June 16, 2014, 4:26 PM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

PINEHURST, N.C. -- At the end of any U.S. Open, there is always the question of how the field stood up to the golf course.

At last year's Open, Justin Rose wasn't as much the winner as he was the player who had the lowest score at the end of a one-sided fight won by the Merion Golf Club.

This year, there was nearly universal belief among the players at the beginning of the week that Pinehurst No. 2 would yield at best a winner who finished around par. We ...

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