Merion’s East Course in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, is gearing up to host the 113th US Open, scheduled to start on 13th June.

The second major of the year has been played at Merion on four previous occasions, but it will be the first time the event has been held there for 32 years, David Graham winning the tournament in 1981.

Adam Scott won the US Masters in April and will be one of the favourites among punters to claim victory again at Merion, one of the shorter courses on the circuit at just 6,996 yards.

The course was designed by Scottish immigrant Hugh Wilson in 1912 and features many of his country’s golfing traits, with deep bunkers and heavy rough to the fore.

The US Open is regarded as the one of the most demanding strokeplay tournaments in golf; accuracy rather than length of shot is a prerequisite, and an excellent short game is of paramount importance.

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