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U.S. Open Returns to Merion
June 10-16, 2013

Previous US Open Winners at Merion.
Previous United States Open Winners At Merion
(l. to r.) Olin Dutra 1934, Ben Hogan 1950, Lee Trevino 1971 & David Graham 1981

• 1981 •

89 pages from the 400-plus page 1981 U.S. Open program book which features a 28 page spread detailing all of the USGA Championships that had been held in the Delaware Valley by former Philadelphia Inquirer sports editor Fred Byrod.
The 1981 U.S. Open
Program Book
The 1981 U.S. Open
Champion David Graham
The 1981 U.S. Open
Program Book

(abridged version 89 pages)
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The 1981 U.S. Open Video


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What Makes Merion Great?
USGA Golf Journal
May / June, 1981

George Fazio, Lee Trevino, Pete Dye, Ben Crenshaw, Bert Yancey and Lindsay Irwin tell "What Makes Merion Great".

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Merion Lies In Wait
by Charles Price, Golf Magazine

One of America's greatest golf writers,
gives his reasons on why Merion
should never host another U.S. Open.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer
by Bill Lyon

"For many, just getting into the Open is what counts"
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Jack Nicklaus Scorecard
Practice Round June 11, 1981
(35-30 65) Scorer: John Capers III

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Merion an Ominous Open Site
by Donald Janson

Merion Golf Club Professional Bill Kittleman tells you what makes Merion's golf course great and challenging for all golfers.
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Bobby Jones' thoughts on Merion's golf course and some of its changes leading up to his 1930 Grand Slam victory in the U.S. Amateur Championship
Former USGA Executive Director Joe Dey's memories as a 22-year-old Evening Bulletin cub reporter of Bobby Jones' Grand Slam victory in the 1930 U.S. Amateur at Merion.
Memories of Merion and the
Bobby Jones Grand Slam
by Joseph C. Dey

The New York Times, Sunday, June 14, 1981
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Merion Course
A Thorough Test of Golf
by Bobby Jones

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• Full Field Order of Finish
• Money Breakdown
• Round-by-Round Leaders
• Sunday Pairings
• Hole-by-Hole Average Scores

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-Pete Trenham

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