U.S. Open wasn't meant to be easy
USGA, Merion giving out headaches, few birdies to the world's best
ARDMORE, Pa. -- Luke Donald has such a good short game he could land an egg on the top of Peyton Manning's helmet and not crack the shell.
But at poor, defenseless, rain-soaked Merion Golf Club, where everyone was supposed to shoot Tiger Woods' waist size, Donald plopped a wedge from the rough and into a nearby greenside bunker on the par-5 fourth hole. I don't know who was more shocked, Donald or the ball.
Anyway, he bogeyed the hole. Just like he bogeyed the next three holes. And ...
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Merion proved to be quite the test for the world's best at the 113th U.S. Open. Justin Rose ultimately triumphed, finishing the tournament with a 2-stroke victory at 1-over.