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Course suits Simpson's sensibilities

Updated: June 11, 2013, 4:48 PM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

ARDMORE, Pa. -- In Webb Simpson's last competitive round at Merion in the 2005 U.S. Amateur, he lost 4 and 2 to Anthony Kim in the second round.

The 27-year-old Raleigh, N.C., native fell in love with Merion's East course at first sight on a trip there in '04 with his father. He got to hear from an old member the story within the story behind Ben Hogan's famous 1-iron approach in 1950 to the 72nd hole, which helped get him into an 18-hole playoff that the Texan won against Lloyd ...

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