Martin Kaymer making mockery of Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer hits from the bunker on the sixth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open at...

Martin Kaymer hits from the bunker on the sixth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2 Friday. (Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports)

JON MCCARTHY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:32 PM ET

PINEHURST, N.C. - Somebody forgot to tell Martin Kaymer that Pinehurst No. 2 is tough.

The 29-year-old German followed up his Thursday 65 with another one Friday and sits at 10-under par after two rounds of the 114th U.S. Open. Kaymer’s 36-hole total of 130 is a U.S. Open record, one stroke better than Rory McIlroy’s 131 at Congressional in 2011.

Kaymer went to the clubhouse in the early afternoon with an eight-shot lead over his nearest competitor as the second wave of players headed onto the course. The former world No. 1 has never been better and was bogey-free in his second round at Pinehurst No. 2. Through 36 holes he has made 11 birdies against just one bogey.

“It’s just very, very satisfying,” Kaymer said. “I said to my caddie as well, there were a couple of shots today that I was surprised how good they were, because I was not expecting to hit it that close.”


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