The former Walker Cupper is the only one to have wondered about the state of the game circa 2013 as it relates to Merion's relevance:
"There's a universal feeling that this is part of our legacy. It's taken a lot of time [to get the Open back], but it's just thrilling. I don't know what's going to happen in the next 7 years, with the ball and clubs, but from a shot-maker's standpoint there's not a better course. It requires skills at all levels."