Title: The U.S. Open will feature wicker baskets instead of flags at Merion Golf Club
Description: For the first time since 1981, the world will descend on Merion Golf Club's East Course on June 13 for the second major championship of the year and the fifth time the U.S. Open has been hosted there. One thing you should expect to see? Wicker baskets adorning the tops of the flagsticks all across Merion's famed links. Devil Ball put a call into the USGA on Monday morning asking if the traditional wicker baskets would be in play and it was confirmed they would.