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Merion Golf Club (East)

LOCATION Ardmore, Pa.
ARCHITECT Hugh Wilson
PAR 4
YARDAGE 505
Despite measuring just 6,868 yards, the site of the 2013 U.S. Open ends with a pair of stern finishing holes: the 246-yard 17th and 505-yard 18th, the longest par 4 on the course. While the hole was immortalized by golf’s most famous photograph—Hy Peskin’s unforgettable image of Ben Hogan’s 1-iron approach at the 1950 U.S. Open—what’s usually unsaid is that the shot ended 40 feet from the hole and Hogan took a long time studying his lag putt. Laboriously, he managed to two-putt to get into the following day’s playoff, which he won.

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