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Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th hole during practice for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. (June 10, 2013)

U.S. Open 2013 practice rounds

Golfers braved the elements during the practice rounds at the U.S. Open as heavy rain flooded parts of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. (June 10, 2013)

Tiger Woods hits a shot during a practice
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Tiger Woods hits a shot during a practice round before the start of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Tiger Woods tosses his golf ball during a
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Tiger Woods tosses his golf ball during a practice round before the start of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Tiger Woods walks downstairs to the 17th green
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Tiger Woods walks downstairs to the 17th green during a practice round before the start of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

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A course worker clears water from the 16th
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A course worker clears water from the 16th fairway during a practice round for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Sergio Garcia, right, talks with caddie Greg Hearmon
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Sergio Garcia, right, talks with caddie Greg Hearmon during a practice round before the start of the 113th U.S. Open at at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

A plaque is seen on the 18th fairway
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A plaque is seen on the 18th fairway honoring Ben Hogan's famous 1-iron shot in the 1950 U.S. Open during a practice round before the start of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Spectators make their way down a muddy path
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Spectators make their way down a muddy path during a practice round for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Eddie Pepperell rakes a bunker during a practice
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Eddie Pepperell rakes a bunker during a practice round before the start of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

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A leaderboard welcomes patrons during a practice round
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A leaderboard welcomes patrons during a practice round before the start of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Martin Kaymer and Marcel Siem pose next to
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Martin Kaymer and Marcel Siem pose next to a wicker basket on the third hole during a practice round before the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Johan Elliot, Martin Kaymer's manager, talks on his
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Johan Elliot, Martin Kaymer's manager, talks on his phone during a practice round before the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Martin Kaymer and Marcel Siem look on during
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Martin Kaymer and Marcel Siem look on during a practice round before the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Jose Maria Olazabal hits a tee shot during
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Jose Maria Olazabal hits a tee shot during a practice round before the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

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Golf fans walk along the 16th fairway as
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Golf fans walk along the 16th fairway as rain falls at Merion Country Club. (June 10, 2013)

Golf fans walk along a flooded cart path
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Golf fans walk along a flooded cart path as rain falls at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

A golf cart makes its way through a
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A golf cart makes its way through a flooded cart path as rain falls at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

A golf fan walks on a path around
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A golf fan walks on a path around the 17th green as rain falls at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Greens keepers walk off the 17th green and
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Greens keepers walk off the 17th green and head for shelter as lightning is spotted during a morning rain storm at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

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A golf fan stands on the course as
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A golf fan stands on the course as rain falls at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Tiger Woods hits a shot out of a
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Tiger Woods hits a shot out of a bunker on the 17th hole during practice for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Tiger Woods chips a ball onto the 17th
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Tiger Woods chips a ball onto the 17th green during practice for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. (June 10, 2013)

Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th hole
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Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th hole during practice for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. (June 10, 2013)

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