Kaymer breezes to U.S. Open victory

Martin Kaymer celebrates after sinking his wire-to-wire U.S. Open victory after putting out on the...

Martin Kaymer celebrates after sinking his wire-to-wire U.S. Open victory after putting out on the 18th green yesterday at Pinehurst No. 2. (REUTERS)

Jon McCarthy, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:00 AM ET

PINEHURST, N.C. -- The U.S. Open officially finished on Sunday but it was over long before that.

Martin Kaymer led wire-to-wire and was never challenged during a career-defining performance at historic Pinehurst No. 2. The 29-year-old German opened the week with record-setting back-to-back 65s to seize control of the championship and didn’t look back.

Kaymer made some mistakes off the tee on the weekend but, with no rough on the revamped golf course, it barely hurt him. He started the final round with a five-shot lead over Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton, shot a one-under 69 and won the U.S. Open by eight shots, the fourth-largest margin ever.

Kaymer adds a U.S. Open to an impressive resume that includes a win at the 2010 PGA Championship.


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