Pinehurst bites back as Kaymer maintains U.S. Open lead

Martin Kaymer (Reuters)

Martin Kaymer (Reuters)

Jon McCarthy , Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:13 AM ET

The sun cooked the course, The USGA cooked the pins, and the players were forced to eat it Saturday at the U.S. Open.

With Pinehurst No. 2 playing hard and fast and nearly every pin tucked away, only Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton broke par and made a charge at runaway leader Martin Kaymer.

The two American’s shot matching 67s and head into Sunday’s final round at three-under par, five shots back.

Kaymer finally came back to earth, struggling off the tee and shooting a two-over 72 on Saturday.

“I didn’t make any mental mistakes or any strategy mistakes, it was just poor golf shots,” Kaymer said. “I think even obviously after the first two days, for me, it’s okay to hit some poor shots as well once in a while, so it was acceptable.”


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