U.S. Open at Merion Ticket Prices Have Skyrocketed to Double or Even Triple the Original Face Value #RoadtoMerion

Over the past decade or so, ticket prices for many sporting events have plummeted.  The sluggish economy coupled with the advent of HD television have people staying home far more often to watch with their feet up on the sofa, rather than trekking across the country or even across town to first hand witness some sporting action (the beers are a lot cheaper at home too).   [Read more…]

2013 U.S. Open at Merion TV Schedule #isitThursdayyet

The 113th playing of the U.S. Open Championship will be held June 13th-16th at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA.  No doubt about it, we all love to watch the best players have their games tested on the highest level in the toughest conditions, which is exactly what the USGA brings to us in its annual showcase event. [Read more…]

Lee Janzen DQ’d For Wearing Metal Spikes During U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier Even Though the Rules Sheet Said They Were Not Allowed #DontTellJeffOverton

A story that shouldn’t have been that big of a story has become a big story because it’s been the year of odd stories on the PGA Tour.  Woof, that sentence tired me out just typing it.  Basically, it’s been a year chalk full of oddities on Tour (deer antler spray, anchoring, fried chicken), so a two-time U.S. Open champion being DQ’d during U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying seemed to just fit right into golf’s stride at the moment. [Read more…]

This Year’s U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club Will Have Wicker Baskets Instead of Flags

The 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club not only will be retro in the fact that it’ll be the first time in 8 years that our nation’s championship will be played on a course under 7,000 yards, but also in that there will be wicker baskets instead of flags on the greens.  Who, what, huh?

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