The Philadelphia skyline can be seen off in the distance on the par-4 16th hole at Merion Golf Club's East Course.
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The monstrous par-5 4th hole will play at 628 yards during the Open.
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On top of the 4th hole's length, there is a creek that runs in front of the green, which will make reaching in two nearly impossible for the pros.
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The par-3 9th hole will stretch to a lengthy 236 yards.
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The 303-yard par-4 10th will be drivable for many pros, and may play under par during the tournament -- a rarity for any U.S. Open.
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The 11th hole at Merion. The course will play a total of 6,996 yards.
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The 403-yard par-4 12th has had the slopes of its green softened in order to create more hole locations.
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A plaque rests in the 18th fairway on the spot of Ben Hogan's famous 1-iron shot during the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion. This year's tournament will be the fifth U.S. Open contested on Merion's East Course.