Course suits Simpson's sensibilities
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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The U.S. Open, back at Merion Golf Club for the first time since 1981, will play short. But don't expect it to be easy.