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PHOTOS: Merion Golf Club's wicker-basket pins

Merion Golf Club is known for its diminutive length, its narrow fairways, its history – and its wicker-basket pins in lieu of flagsticks. Here's a look at the unique way Merion marks its hole locations.

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A view of the wicker basket at the 11th hole on the East Course at Merion Golf Club.

Published on June 9, 2013

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Tiger Woods works on his game as the sun came out for U.S. Open practice Tuesday at Merion GC in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 11, 2013

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Morten Orum Madsen works on his putting as the sun came out for U.S. Open practice Tuesday at Merion GC in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 11, 2013

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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.

Published on June 12, 2013

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Sergio Garcia works on his game as the sun came out for U.S. Open practice Tuesday at Merion GC in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 11, 2013

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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.

Published on June 12, 2013

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Tiger Woods works on his game with caddie Joe LaCava as the sun came out for U.S. Open practice Tuesday at Merion GC in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 11, 2013

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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.

Published on June 12, 2013

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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.

Published on June 12, 2013

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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.

Published on June 12, 2013

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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.

Published on June 12, 2013

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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.

Published on June 12, 2013

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Tiger Woods practices for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 11, 2013

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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.

Published on June 12, 2013

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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.

Published on June 12, 2013