U.S. Open

Sunday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the winners and losers on Day 4 at Pinehurst? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.

June 15, 2014
Martin Kaymer

Birdie: Martin Kaymer

Don't blame Kaymer that this U.S. Open was utterly devoid of drama. When it was Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy romping to their one-sided U.S. Open wins, we celebrated virtuoso performances by two of the game's superstars. Maybe we should be doing the same with Kaymer, who now has two majors, a Players, a World Golf Championship and a clinching Ryder Cup putt -- all before his 30th birthday. It wasn't just that Kaymer shot 69 on Sunday to finish at nine under, good for an eight-shot win. It was that he did it in such methodical, unflappable fashion -- always rising to even the tiniest challenge -- that we have to rank Kaymer's Open as one of the great performances in this championship's history.
-- Sam Weinman
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