Sunday, June 15, 2014

Invincible Martin Kaymer wins 2014 US Open

Martin Kaymer completed one of the most dominant performances in major history to win the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.   
The German built up an impressive lead with a 65 on each of the first two days and headed into the fourth round with a five-stroke lead. With a 69 on the closing day, he remained calm when everyone was gunning for him, easily staying ahead of the competition and winning by eight strokes with a final score of nine-under par

US Open: Best 72-hole scores
YearPlayerScore (Par)
2011Rory McIlroy268 (-16)
2014Martin Kaymer271 (-9)
2000Tiger Woods272 (-12)
1980Jack Nicklaus272 (-8)
1993Lee Janzen272 (-8)
2003Jim Furyk272 (-8)
1981David Graham273 (-7)

Bo Van Pelt was right. Earlier this week Van Pelt, who finished 18 over, more than 25 shots behind Martin Kaymer compared the big German to one of the greatest golfers in history.

"Tiger Woods 2000 is here," Van Pelt said. "He just looks like Martin Kaymer this week."
At the time Kaymer was 10 under after two rounds and everybody wanted to pump the brakes. Everybody except Kaymer, that is.

"I played very brave," he said. "I didn't make many mistakes, you know, the last two wins that I had in America, especially this week."

Kaymer shot a 1-under 69 and was aggressively smart all day on Sunday. He went after pins but he also took his medicine.

Case in point: He ripped driver at the 308-yard par-4 3rd hole and was rewarded with a birdie. On the par-4 7th hole he leaked one left and had a wicked up-and-down look over a bunker.

What did he do?

He just putted it off to the side, took a long look at a 20-foot par, barely missed it, took bogey, and folded away the 2014 US Open.


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