Russell Knox was thrilled to be one of only five players to break par in the storm-delayed first round of the US Open.
Chris Doak was disappointed with an opening 73 on his major championship debut in the US Open, but made plenty of friends at Merion.
Luke Donald returns to Merion on Friday in the lead of the 113th US Open as Lee Westwood looks to recover from a unique stroke of bad luck.
John Parry insisted he thoroughly enjoyed his US Open debut despite struggling to a six-over 76 in the opening round at Merion.
Five-time runner-up Phil Mickelson made the perfect start to his bid for a first US Open title on a weather-delayed opening day at Merion.
The contrasting possibilities offered by Merion were soon on show as the 113th US Open got under way on Thursday morning.
Merion is set to provide a "brutal" test of golf in the 113th US Open championship, but Paul Casey is relishing simply being there.
Chris Doak will follow in the footsteps of his idol Ben Hogan when the 113th US Open gets under way at Merion on Thursday.
Sergio Garcia believes he can make headlines for the right reasons at Merion as he talked up his chances of US Open success.
Italian youngster Matteo Manassero believes this year's US Open venue of Merion could suit his game.
USGA executive director Mike Davis has said he is already keen to bring the US Open back to Merion.
Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Clint Eastwood are among the names in a new campaign designed to improve the pace of play.
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