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  • Merion Hole 18 Preview on WGT

    12 Jun 2013

    We're just one day away from the start of the 2013 U.S. Open and wrapping up our Merion hole preview series at the famed Merion Hole 18 with the Hogan plaque.

    This famous plaque in the fairway at about 210 yards from the hole commemorates where Ben Hogan used a 1-iron in the final round of the 1950 U.S. Open to reach the green before two-putting to force a playoff. The next day he won the U.S. Open to complete his amazing comeback from a near fatal car accident, one of the greatest comebacks in all of sport.

    Watch Golf Channel's Holly Sonders play Hole 18 from the Hogan plaque on World Golf Tour.

    Then try Merion Hole 18 for yourself, free without sign-up on WGT, and see if you can pull off Hogan's miraculous shot. This par-4 is one of the hardest holes on Merion, from the semi-blind drive, to the dome-shaped green that will easily add strokes to your score if played short.

    And if you haven't played WGT yet, join the millions of golfers playing virtual golf free online at wgt.com.

    See all 18 Holes at Merion

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