What they're saying: U.S. Open week at Merion
Here is a handful of posts via Twitter from pro golfers and top figures of the sport – check back often for updates – during U.S. Open week at Merion GC in Ardmore, Pa.:
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Ian Poulter, @IanJamesPoulter: "Every part of prep is now done. Early dinner then bed at 7.00 tonight. I hope weather doesn't cause to much trouble tomorrow. Please.."
Rickie Fowler, @RickieFowlerPGA: "Enjoyed it! have a good week! RT @johnparry17: Good to play some holes with @WestwoodLee @RickieFowlerPGA and David Howell #usopen"
Graeme McDowell, @Graeme_McDowell: "Final prep completed for this week. Course is drying out nicely and is going to be a nice balanced test. Feeling ready & excited to do this."
U.S. Open (USGA), @usopengolf: "Seen around #Merion: On No. 18, many players are hitting 2-3 tee shots apiece, trying to get a feel for the required 258 yard carry. #usopen"
Bob Estes, @BobEstesPGA: ". . . The USGA just set themselves up for lots of ridicule if they don't enforce their own pace of play policy this week. #usopen"
Joe Ogilvie, @ogilviej: "Once you get to the golf course, Merion is a gem. Course will be a great test. Devil is in the set up."
Zach Johnson, @ZachJohnsonPGA: "Hats off 2 #Merion's grounds crew & supes! Course more than tournament ready TODAY after a deluge last 4 days. Exceeded all expectations!"
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Joe Ogilvie, @ogilviej: "USGA over the moon with this wind and no rain today. Merion teething right now."
Scott Langley, @Scott_Langley: "Merion is an amazing place, getting drier too. One more day of preparation then we'll be ready to go for our nation's championship! #sendit"
Charl Schwartzel, @CA_Schwartzel: "Finally got 18 holes in after all the rain! The course might be short on paper, but plays really long. Alot of patients needed this week"
Paul Azinger, @PaulAzinger: "From what I've seen, #Merion can holds it own this week. The potential hole locations will be its defense. #USOPEN"
Geoff Ogilvy, @geoffogilvy: " "@benbeaugeard: @geoffogilvy Hi Geoff how is Merion playing? It looks wet from the pictures I've seen" / Very soft and very healthy rough"
Scott Gardiner, @gards76: " "@ghostofhogan: I'm sure Merion is brutal,wet,etc but does it change the fact,like every week,low score wins?" very perceptive!"
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Brandt Snedeker, @BrandtSnedeker: "I am going to need a boat to play a practice round today.. Merion underwater!!!"
Joe Ogilvie, @ogilviej: "Unless they bring out the helicopters, there is no chance Merion plays firm and fast."
Luke Donald, @LukeDonald: "Choosing to practice in Chicago today rather than Merion is making me look smart. Hosing it down in Philly by the sounds of it."
Steven Fox, @StevenFox4: "Well today's practice round was fun... #delays #waterslides"
Ian Poulter, @IanJamesPoulter: "That practice net upstairs in the clubhouse will be taking bookings at this rate. I will take a slot please"
Paul Azinger, @PaulAzinger: "Still pouring rain. #Merion may be rendered defenseless. But so what if the scores are low? Rory won shooting 16 under. #USOpenChamp"