Photos for June 12, 2013

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Max Homa stops to sign autographs after finishing his 13th hole in a practice round on Wednesday at the U.S. Open.

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Wicker baskets are practically a trademark of Merion Golf Club, site of the 2013 U.S. Open.

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Merion Golf Club's red wicker-basket pins already have become a standout among the sights during practice for the 2013 U.S. Open.

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Merion Golf Club's red wicker-basket pins already have become a standout among the sights during practice for the 2013 U.S. Open.

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Merion Golf Club's red wicker-basket pins already have become a standout among the sights during practice for the 2013 U.S. Open – including the tournament logo.

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Scott Garrison on Wednesday of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

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Merion Golf Club's red wicker-basket pins already have become a standout among the sights during practice for the 2013 U.S. Open.

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Merion Golf Club's red wicker-basket pins already have become a standout among the sights during practice for the 2013 U.S. Open.

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Merion Golf Club's red wicker-basket pins already have become a standout among the sights during practice for the 2013 U.S. Open.

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Merion Golf Club's red wicker-basket pins already have become a standout among the sights during practice for the 2013 U.S. Open.

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Merion Golf Club's red wicker-basket pins already have become a standout among the sights during practice for the 2013 U.S. Open.

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In this photo from his Twitter feed, Gavin Hall (left) poses with Adam Scott after their practice round together on Wednesday at the U.S. Open.

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Tom Werkmeister during the 2013 Michigan Open.

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Mark Baker during sectional qualifying in Bradenton, Fla., for the 2013 U.S. Open.

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Graeme McDowell during a Wednesday practice round for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

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Shawn Stefani relies on a pair of Mizuno 3-irons – his new normal instead of hybrids.

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Adam Scott during practice for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

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Miller Barber during the 2012 Houston Greats of Golf Challenge.

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Ian Poulter walks down from the 17th tee box during practice for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

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Spectators watch over the 17th green during practice for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

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Spectators watch golfers on the 17th green during practice for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

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Adam Scott walks to the third tee box during practice for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

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Luke Donald during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

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Sergio Garcia rakes a bunker on the second hole during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

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Padraig Harrington, of Ireland, hits out of a bunker on the 14th hole during practice for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

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Nick Watney walks the 15th green during practice for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

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USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said Wednesday roughs and greens at Merion Golf Club have been mown to the desired heights for play in this year's U.S. Open.

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Rory Sabbatini, of South Africa, checks the green on the 11th hole during practice for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

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Ryan Nelson hits out of a bunker on the fifth hole during practice for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

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Spectators walk near the first green during practice for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

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The USGA announced Wednesday a "While We're Young" campaign to address slow play.

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Andy Ruthkoski during the 2013 Michigan Open.

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At rain-soaked Merion, where the rough around the greens is long and sticky, the lob wedge appears destined to play a pivotal role. Canadian Adam Hadwin practiced out of the rough on Tuesday afternoon.

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Rory McIlroy tees off on the 17th hole during practice for the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

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Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 17th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open.

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Tiger Woods tees off on the 14th hole as Rory McIlroy watches during a practice round for the U.S. Open.

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Tiger Woods walks on the 16th green during practice for the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

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Tiger Woods (left) and Rory McIlroy, smile as they walk the 14th green during practice for the U.S. Open.

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Rory McIlroy (left) and Tiger Woods shake hands after putting on the 18th green during practice for the U.S. Open.

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Tom Werkmeister during the first round of the 2013 Michigan Open Championship.

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