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FILE - In this June 2, 2013, file photo, Tiger Woods, left, talks with Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, as they wait to hit on the 12th hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Few other American courses have the kind of history found at Merion. They have red wicker baskets, the symbol of golf club, though its origins remain a mystery. Equally mysterious to Woods, McIlroy and the rest of the stars at the 113th U.S. Open is Merion itself. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
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FILE - In this June 2, 2013, file photo, Tiger Woods, left, talks with Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, as they wait to hit on the 12th hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Few other American courses have the kind of history found at Merion. They have red wicker baskets, the symbol of golf club, though its origins remain a mystery. Equally mysterious to Woods, McIlroy and the rest of the stars at the 113th U.S. Open is Merion itself. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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