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Golf: German Martin Kaymer wins US Open by eight shots

Published on Jun 16, 2014 8:00 AM
Martin Kaymer of Germany hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the 114th US Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 15, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. -- PHOTO: AFP

PINEHURST, United States (AFP) - Germany’s Martin Kaymer won the 114th US Open on Sunday, firing a final-round one-under par 69 to complete a wire-to-wire triumph by an eight-stroke margin at Pinehurst.

Kaymer, who won his second major title after his 2010 PGA Championship victory finished 72 holes on nine-under 271, the second-lowest total in US Open history.

Americans Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton shared second on 279, each after firing final-round 72s.

Kaymer became only the seventh player to win after leading every round, joining a select champions’ list that includes Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, James Barnes and Tony Jacklin.

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