Golf: German Martin Kaymer wins US Open by eight shots
Published on Jun 16, 2014 8:00 AM
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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