US Open Championship - Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania (13th - 16th June 2013)
Just as the Open Championship is the premier event this side of the Atlantic, the US Open is the most important event on the United States Golf Association’s calendar and while picking a winner is a fool’s errand one thing is certain; few events produce a more deserving champion.
This year we witnessed the world’s best struggle to come to terms with an exceedingly demanding course, the Lake Course at Olympic Club in San Francisco. Favourites for the tournament understandably included the game’s biggest stars but after round one it was clear that the likes of McIlroy, Donald, Mickelson and co would do well to make the cut, let alone win the famous US Open Trophy.
The Lake Course even claimed the seemingly confident and composed Tiger Woods as a victim as he struggled to put four solid rounds together, falling back for a share of 21st place, and just as it seemed that Graeme McDowell was going to bring yet another major title back to Northern Ireland an unexpected champion emerged from the final day fog. Webb Simpson, a relative newcomer to major golf, coped best with what the devilish Lake Course threw at the field and became the 15th different major champion in a row. (more......)
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12th - 17th June 2013)
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US Open Tickets Thu-Sun, Transfers, Official 2013 US Open souvenir
As with the US Masters and the Open Championship, the US Open brings something unique to the golfing calendar that no other championship can replicate. Augusta often sees birdies galore on the back nine of the final round while the Open returns year after year to famous traditional links courses where the players pit their wits against age old courses and the ever changing weather conditions. The US Open on the other hand is the ultimate test of golf. Host courses are lengthened, fairways are narrowed, the rough is grown and the course is often bone dry meaning the battle against Old Man Par is often more difficult than at any other tournament.
In 2013 the US Open will be played on the East Course at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania. Hugh Wilson, the course’s designer, had never designed a golf course, so he went on a seven-month trip to Scotland and England to study British courses meaning several features of Merion East are derived from famous courses in the UK.
Without doubt one of the highlights of the golfing calendar, and a truly prestigious major championship, the U.S. Open is a must for any tournament fan. Combine one of our official ticket only or ticket and hospitality packages with an exploration of the famous holiday destination of San Francisco for a once-in-a-lifetime golfing experience.
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