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Merion Defends Herself

by Jeff Skinner

Merion-LogoPhil Mickelson had a tough day finding birdies at the U.S Open but he saved his best for last with a birdie at eighteen to move him back into the lead.  Mickelson and Billy Horschel share the lead at -1 on a Merion course that turned from tough to really, really tough today.

As the Men of Merion worked their way around the course, I took a little time to play some golf myself.

We teed it up at a great, old Donald Ross design that was just the perfect fix for our golfing Jones.  Jeffersonville Golf Course is a wonderful layout that kept our attention as the big boys took on Merion.

Eighteen holes at Jeffersonville started the day and after a few refreshing beverages and lunch we squeezed another nine holes in.  Even with all that golf we were still able to catch plenty of U.S. Open action.

The difference today for all of us in the Philly area was the weather.  After a gray, cool morning the sun shone through and it was perfect weather for golf.  Unfortunately for the boys at Merion, the old girl has begun to show her teeth.  With only two players under par and a ton of big names missing the cut, it’s safe to say Merion is holding her own.

Tomorrow we head back to Muddy Merion and plan to catch as much of the leaders as we can.

Let’s hope Saturday at the Open is as thrilling as today was.

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