Martin Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire victory with steady final round
June 15, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
PINEHURST, N.C. – Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.
A forgotten star for two years while building a complete game, Kaymer turned the toughest test of golf into a runaway at Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday to become only the seventh wire-to-wire winner in 114 years of the U.S. Open.
Kaymer closed with a 1-under 69 -- the only player from the last eight groups to break par -- for an eight-shot victory over Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton, the two-time heart transplant recipient and the only player who even remotely challenged the 29-year-old German.
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