PGA US Open 2013

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I had the opportunity to attend Wednesday’s practice round of the PGA US Open and I captured some exciting action during the day. It was a lot of fun to be with these big hitters of the Tour. Merion Golf Course is not long but it is not easy either. Just look at that sand trap!

PGA U.S. Open Practice Round

The golfers were out on the course checking yardages and conditions. The dirt was flying as divots were created. It was a day of sizing up the complicated course and fine-tuning one’s game in preparation for the opening round that began the next day.

PGA U.S. Open Practice Round
These athletes are strong: just look at the bend in this club as the force generated from the swing impacts the golf ball.

PGA U.S. Open Practice Round

Merion Golf Course is not only a demanding course; it is beautiful as well. The history and beauty of the course brought the US Open to Pennsylvania this year. It is one of the four major events on the Tour and it looks to be a very exciting and entertaining weekend!

PGA U.S. Open Practice Round

Ernie Els hit this shot in the late afternoon. The background shows one of the many sand traps that are strategically located throughout the course. Greens are protected by these bunkers, some water, and rough, which is tall and thick. Staying in the fairways is imperative!

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Enroute from the second green to the third tee, Matt Kuchar flips a ball to himself.

I captured many more photographs at the US Open. They can be viewed here:
http://www.bobshankphotography.com/Gallery%20Photos/PGA%20US%20Open%202013/

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