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June 15, 2013

Horschel takes lead in 2nd rd at US Open

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Coming into the Open, the question was how Merion would fare against a modern-day championship field. It last hosted this event in 1981, with the thinking that today’s golfers had outgrown the course.

Certainly, the 301-yard par-3 10th and 102-yard par-3 13th yielded their share of makeable shots, but pre-tournament concerns about scores in the low 60s seem totally unwarranted.

“It’s very difficult to make those putts,” Donald said, “when the ball is breaking so much.”

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