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Merion tough enough to keep players on toes

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The US Open golf championship is always a stiff test for the competitors, but this year the emphasis shifted somewhat in that it was the course itself which has come under the most scrutiny. 

American golfing authorities admitted they had taken something of a gamble in selecting the Merion course, described by one observer as "charmingly different".

The course is just under 7,000 yards and it was feared the par-70 East Course, originally designed a century ago, would be vulnerable to low-scoring.

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