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A Philly Open Glossary

Hole #16 at Merion Golf Club, located in Ardmore, Pa. (Courtesy USGA Museum)
Hole #16 at Merion Golf Club, located in Ardmore, Pa. (Courtesy USGA Museum)

With the U.S. Open descending on the City of Brotherly Love and Merion Golf Club, I’ve taken the liberty (with apologies to the bell) of compiling a glossary of terms that might emerge from this year’s championship storylines:

• Philadelphia Flyer – Fluffy lie in Merion’s rough
• Philadelphia 76er – Player who misses the cut
• Main Line – Means by which dime-dropping TV viewers (or David Eger) can report rules infractions
• Philly Cheesesteak – What Sergio really will be serving for dinner
• Maid Merion – Lindsey Vonn
• Pennsylvania Dutch – How Tiger and Lindsey will settle their supper tab
• Merion Jones – Any competitor nabbed for PEDs
• Schuylkill – Dustin Johnson tee shot
• Rocky Balboa – Likely description of Rory’s week
• Dr. J – Slam dunk from the fairway
• Charles Barkley – Ugly swing
• Wickerphilia – Love of Merion
• Merionette – What they’ll call the host course if 20 under wins
• Ben Franklin – Denomination Matt Kuchar will be swimming in after he wins


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