Martin Kaymer won his second major championship after a dominant performance at the 114th US Open at Pinehurst. The German gave his rival no chance and was the eventual winner by eight shots – a staggering performance that will draw comparison to the great performances in major championship history.
Kaymer, who sunk the putt which retained the Ryder Cup for Europe a rivals tot Medinah in 2012, shot a final round of 69 to finish nine under par.
Erik Compton, who has had two heart transplants, and Rickie Fowler were the only two other players to finish under par.
Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson failed to mount a serious challenge but none of the other players in the field stood a chance with Kaymer playing such imperious golf.
Defending champion Justin Rose finished 12th to be the top-placed British player, but Rory McIlroy will not be happy with his week’s work after another uninspiring round left him in 23rd place.
Martin Kaymer, a Taylormade staff player, had an interesting set makeup which included a pair of TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 3-irons, with one of them bent to the loft of a 2-iron.
Kaymer used the club for several tee shots to try to keep himself in play on some of the shorter holes (like on the first hole of the final round above) where his ball could more easily fall off into the sandy, shrub-infested areas. The club helped Kaymer hit 43 of 56 fairways for the week, which ranked T-9.
Here’s a look at the rest of the bag for the now two-time major champion:
Ball: TaylorMade Lethal
Driver: TaylorMade SLDR 460 (Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 X), 9.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade SLDR, 14 degrees
Irons (3): TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC; (3-PW): TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC
Wedges: TaylorMade TP xFT (54, 58 degrees)
Putter: Ping Karsten Anser 2