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| ||The second major of the season is upon us this week with the U.S. Open
Championship, which will be played on the East Course at Merion Golf Club.
This will be the fifth Open at Merion, which has hosted at least one USGA
event every decade since the U.S. Amateur was first played there in 1916.
Last year, Webb Simpson closed with back-to-back 68s to come from behind and
win his first major championship. Simpson had four birdies in a 5-hole span
in the final round. As he made his move, Graeme McDowell, Jim Furyk and
Michael Thompson all had a chance, but failed to keep pace.