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Jun 16, 2014

Fowler delight after further major progress at Pinehurst

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Rickie Fowler ended up a distant eight shots behind runaway champion Martin Kaymer at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort on Sunday but was thrilled with a tie for second, his best finish at a major.

Heading into this year, young gun Fowler had made a top priority of the four majors and midway through his 2014 campaign it is a case of so far, so good as he started off with joint fifth place in the Masters at Augusta National in April.

Jun 16, 2014

Factbox: U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Factbox on Germany’s Martin Kaymer who won his second major title with an eight-shot victory at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina on Sunday:

* Born Dec. 28, 1984, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

MAGICAL 59

* Turned professional in 2005, and shot a 59 on the Satellite EPD Tour before joining the European Challenge Tour in 2006 where he triumphed twice.

Jun 16, 2014

Golf-U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 15 (Reuters) – Factbox on Germany’s Martin Kaymer who won his second major title with an eight-shot victory at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina on Sunday:

* Born Dec. 28, 1984, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

MAGICAL 59

* Turned professional in 2005, and shot a 59 on the Satellite EPD Tour before joining the European Challenge Tour in 2006 where he triumphed twice.

Jun 16, 2014

Golf-Kaymer romps to eight-shot win at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s Martin Kaymer, ice-cool in hot conditions, coasted to his second major victory by eight shots with a commanding performance in Sunday’s final round at the U.S. Open.

Five ahead at the start of another humid day at Pinehurst Resort, the 29-year-old from Dusseldorf left his closest pursuers trailing in his wake as he closed with a one-under-par 69 on the challenging No. 2 Course.

Jun 15, 2014

Bradley celebrates strong U.S. Open finish with Cup in mind

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – American Keegan Bradley ended the U.S. Open on an emotional high on Sunday after putting himself under self-imposed pressure to shine with this year’s Ryder Cup uppermost in his mind.

Bradley, an inspirational figure for his team with his livewire approach as a Ryder Cup rookie in 2012 on the outskirts of Chicago, signed off with a three-under-par 67 in the final round at Pinehurst Resort to secure a top-10 finish.

Jun 15, 2014

Golf-Kaymer six ahead with nine holes left at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s Martin Kaymer, ice-cool in sweltering heat, moved closer to his second major victory by stretching his overnight lead to six shots midway through Sunday’s final round at the U.S. Open.

Five ahead at the start of another humid day at Pinehurst Resort, the 29-year-old from Dusseldorf mixed two birdies with a lone bogey to reach the turn in one-under-par 34.

Jun 15, 2014

Golf-Pacesetting Kaymer set for afternoon teeoff at U.S. Open

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Dazzling sunshine and calm conditions greeted the early starters for the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday as overnight leader Martin Kaymer prepared for a mid-afternoon teeoff.

Temperatures are expected to climb to a high of 88 F (31 C) later in the day and, with Pinehurst’s challenging No. 2 Course already running firm and fast, pin positions are a little friendlier than they were for Saturday’s third round.

Jun 15, 2014

Young gun Fowler, journeyman Compton converge in Pinehurst

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton have followed very different paths to the PGA Tour but they converged in impressive style at the U.S. Open on Saturday as they ended the third round tied for second place.

Fowler, one of the most exciting talents to emerge in recent years, and journeyman Compton, a double heart-transplant recipient who has played mainly on the satellite tours, soared into contention with matching three-under-par 67s.

Jun 15, 2014

Golf-Kaymer five ahead after testing day at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 14 (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer, who had been near-flawless with his golf over the first two days, survived three early bogeys and a faltering finish to lead the U.S. Open by five shots after Saturday’s third round.

In pursuit of his second major title, the 29-year-old German conjured a miraculous eagle at the par-five fifth on the way to a two-over-par 72 in blazing sunshine at Pinehurst Resort where scoring was at its most difficult for the week.

Jun 15, 2014

Kaymer five ahead after tricky day at Pinehurst

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer, who had been near-flawless with his golf over the first two days, survived three early bogeys and a faltering finish to lead the U.S. Open by five shots after Saturday’s third round.

In pursuit of his second major title, the 29-year-old German conjured a miraculous eagle at the par-five fifth on the way to a two-over-par 72 in blazing sunshine at Pinehurst Resort where scoring was at its most difficult for the week.