Runaway leader Martin Kaymer evokes memories of Rory McIlroy with blistering display at US Open

Rory McIlroy hangs his head after missing a putt on the 18th hole

Rory McIlroy hangs his head after missing a putt on the 18th hole

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Ryder Cup hero Martin Kaymer evoked memories of Rory McIlroy’s runaway victory in 2011 as he continued his remarkable domination of the 114th US Open.

Kaymer said after his opening 65 – the lowest score ever in the US Open at Pinehurst – that no-one should expect him to do it again, but that was precisely what he did on Friday to set another record.

The 29-year-old’s halfway total of 130 eclipsed the previous championship best of 131 set by McIlroy at Congressional, although the Northern Irishman was 11-under and Kaymer ‘only’ 10 under after 11 birdies and just one bogey over the first two days.

 

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