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Kaymer cruises to U.S. Open victory; Wins Second Career Major



Tom Reitz @Treitz550

Leading from start to finish, Martin Kaymer looked as if he always had an answer for Pinehurst No. 2, as he coasted to a 9-under par performance to win the 2014 U.S. Open.

After two consecutive 5-under rounds to start, the 29-year old set a tournament record with a combined 130 though the first two days. He followed up with a conservative 2-over on Saturday, and a solid 1-under 69 in the final round gave him a dominant eight-stroke victory in North Carolina on Sunday.

"It was a tough one. If you lead by five shots it's not easy," Kaymer said after his win. "For me, the challenge was to keep going, to stay aggressive, make birdies, go for some flags, and don't hold back."

Paired with Kaymer in the final round, Rickie Fowler started his round 5 shots back. He rattled off three solid pars to start, but a double bogey at the par 4 fourth kept Fowler from making any sort of run at the German. Fowler finished tied for second at 1-under overall with Erik Compton.

Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, and Henrik Stenson all tied for fourth at 1-over.

With the victory, Kaymer adds another major to his resume, as he won the Tour Championship back in 2010. It's his second PGA Tour win this year.

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