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The 2013 U.S. Open – Coming Soon to The Merion Golf Club

As Philadelphia golf enthusiasts are well aware, the 2013 U.S. Open Golf Championship is coming soon to the East Course of the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, and June 10th just can’t get here quickly enough.

As anticipation grows, golf fans search out every little tidbit or sneak peek of what to expect when the big event arrives. So let’s add some fuel to the fire and talk a little more about what’s coming up at the U.S. Open…

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The U.S. Open Golfers

Who is favored to win the U.S. Open in 2013? Here are the top 7 professional golfers holding the best odds to come out on top in the championship:

Tiger Woods, 5/1
Rory McIlroy, 10/1
Lee Westwood, 20/1
Phil Mickelson, 25/1
Adam Scott, 25/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Justin Rose 25/1

In the April 2013 Masters at par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, Tiger finished in a fifth place tie with Marc Leishman, behind Jason Day in 3rd place, Angel Cabrera in 2nd place and Adam Scott taking home all the marbles with a first place win.

If Tiger can take the top spot at the 2013 U.S. Open in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, it will be his first major championship win since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

The Course

Here’s some information about the club where the U.S. Open Championship golfers will be playing this year, as posted on the USGA’s 2013 U.S. Open Fact Sheet:

Par & Yardage: Merion Golf Club will be set up at 6,996 yards and will play to a par of 34-36-70. Merion G.C. is the first U.S. Open course under 7,000 yards since 2004. For the 1981 U.S. Open Championship, Merion’s East Course was a par 70 and played at 6,544 yards. For the 2005 U.S. Amateur Championship, Merion was 6,846 yards and was a par 70. Check the USGA Fact Sheet for hole-by-hole par & yardage information.

Qualifying – Local: Local qualifying, played over 18 holes, will be conducted between May 6th-16th.

Qualifying – Sectional: Sectional qualifying, played over 36 holes, will be conducted at two international sites on May 27th (England, Japan) as well as 11 sites in the U.S. on June 3rd.

The Championship Field: The starting field of 156 golfers will be cut after 36 holes to the low 60 scorers (and ties).

The Championship

Playing Schedule:  Eighteen holes of stroke play will take place each day from June 13th (Thursday) through June 16th (Sunday). In the event of a tie after 72 holes, an 18-hole playoff will be held on June 17th (Monday), beginning at 9 a.m. ET.

Winner Benefits:

  • A U.S. Open exemption for the next ten years
  • An invitation to the next five Masters Tournaments
  • An invitation to the next five British Open Championships
  • An invitation to the next five PGA Championships
  • An invitation to the next five Players Championships
  • Exempt status on the PGA Tour for five years

U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club: This is the 5th U.S. Open Championship and 16h USGA championship played at Merion Golf Club

For more golf course history and details, visit the Merion Golf Club website.

We at Philadelphia Limo Services are thrilled that the Philadelphia area will be hosting the 2013 U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA! Of course, we’ll be quite busy during championship week, chauffeuring residents and visitors to and from the Club and nearby attractions… but we love it! It gives us the catch a glimpse of all the action surrounding this famous golfing event.

If you are a diehard golf enthusiast with plans to attend any portion of the U.S. Open Championships in Ardmore, PA, let us make transportation easy for you and your companions with a hired car, van or SUV – we know the area’s traffic patterns and all the best traveling routes, and we appreciate the opportunity to tackle the driving hassles, so you don’t have to, (AND it gives us another opportunity to get close the action!)

Even if you’re not ready to book a car or van service right away, we recommend a rate quote to get started… so you don’t have to make travel arrangements at the last minute. (If you’ll be traveling with a group, you’ll definitely want to book transportation as early as possible, before the fleet is booked up!)

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