Merion Golf Club, where Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown will be playing this week in the 113th U.S. Open, has plenty of history.
It’s where Bobby Jones won the U.S. Amateur, completing his Grand Slam, in 1930 on the East Course in Ardmore, Penn.
It’s where Ben Hogan limped to the Open title in 1950, a little more than a year and a half after he was in a bad car accident.
And, it’s where Lee Trevino beat Jack Nicklaus in a playoff to win the 1971 U.S. Open.