U.S. Open

Saturday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the winners and losers on Day 3 at Pinehurst? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.

June 14, 2014
Martin Kaymer

Birdie: Martin Kaymer

The 29-year-old Kaymer lacked the same command he displayed en route to his record-opening 36 holes, but that's what made his Saturday so impressive. It's one thing to play well when you've got it, quite another to hang tough when you don't. The most telling display of Kaymer's grit was on the par-4 fourth, when he took an unplayable lie with his second shot, wedged out with his third and somehow salvaged bogey. The next hole he made an improbable eagle, and by day's end he still had a five-shot lead after a third-round 72. Saturday showed a second major win won't necessarily come easy, but Kaymer at least proved he's up for the fight. -- Sam Weinman
Getty Images
Subscribe to Golf Digest
Subscribe to Golf Digest
Subscribe today