Photos: At The U.S. Open\nExclusive images from Golf Digest photographers at Pinehurst\nMartin Kaymer's scrambling par on the 72nd hole capped a closing 69 and one of the most overwhelming efforts in U.S. Open history.\nRickie Fowler hits his second shot on No. 16 during the final round.\nMartin Kaymer wins the 114th U.S. Open.\nMartin Kaymer raises the U.S. Open trophy after a decisive victory at Pinehurst.\nMartin Kaymer and Rickie Fowler walk off the first tee during the final round.\nErik Compton shot a 72 on Sunday that included three birdies and five bogeys, but still finished in a share of second.\nLPGA players Jessica Korda and Michelle Wie watched the final round at Pinehurst as preparation for the U.S. Women's Open this coming week.\nHenrik Stenson hits a shot on Sunday and goes on to post a 73 -- his highest score of the week.\nDustin Johnson finished T-4 along with four other players: Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka and Henrik Stenson.\nOn several holes during the final round, Martin Kaymer chose his putter from around the green rather than electing to chip.\nRickie Fowler shot a 72 on Sunday to share T-2 with Erik Compton.\nMartin Kaymer stuck to his game plan to play aggressively on Sunday.\nRickie Fowler hits his second shot on No. 11 during the final round.\nErik Compton follows a tee shot on Sunday.\nMartin Kaymer posted his third round in the 60s for the week with a Sunday 69 that capped an eight-stroke victory.\nBrooks Koepka tees off the second hole during the third round.\nMartin Kaymer hits from the fairway during the final round.\nHenrik Stenson hits from a bunker on Sunday.\nThe Goodyear blimp hovers over Pinehurst as Kevin Na tees off on the first hole Saturday.\nAdam Scott hits from a bunker on No. 9 on Saturday.\nRory McIlroy's chances for a second U.S. Open title fell apart with his third-round 74.\nAfter checking out the lie he left himself on the fourth hole after hitting a wayward tee shot, Martin Kaymer mulls his options. Eventually he took an unplayable lie and managed to salvage a bogey.\nMartin Kaymer celebrates after making an eagle on the fifth hole. He set up the putt on the par 5 when he hit the green in 2 from a waste area more than 200 yards down the fairway.\nA third-round 79 was not the way North Carolina native Brendon Todd had hoped to perform when playing in the final twosome Saturday at Pinehurst.\nDustin Johnson hits his second shot on No. 3 during the third round. Johnson finished the round with a 70 and was seven strokes off the lead entering Sunday.\nErik Compton tees off on No. 13. By the end of play Saturday, he tied for the low round of the day, posting a three-under 67 to claim a share of second place.\nBrandt Snedeker misses a birdie putt on No. 3.\nBall-striking wasn't the issue for Henrik Stenson Saturday as he posts a even-par 70. He'll need to improve his putting, however, come Sunday to threaten for the victory.\nMartin Kaymer's six-stroke, 36-hole lead shrunk by just one after posting a Saturday 72.\nRickie Fowler is chasing Martin Kaymer as his Saturday 67 puts him in a share of second place and into Sunday's final twosome with the leader.\nUmbrellas on Saturday were only needed to stay cool from the sun as the weather at Pinehurst for Round 3 was beautiful.\nAs a dramatic sky tops the 18th hole in the early evening Friday a screen lets spectators know to be prepared to take shelter as a weather warning is in effect. Luckily it doesn't keep the round from ending on time.\nA second-round 69 lifts Kevin Na into a share of third place after 36 holes at Pinehurst.\nMartin Kaymer watches Jason Dufner tee off on No. 8 on Friday.\nChris Kirk hits from the waste area on No. 16 during the second round.\nJordan Spieth hits from the sand on No. 15 during Friday's round.\nRussell Henley follows his shot from a greenside bunker on No. 17.\nMatthew Fitzpatrick's 73 on Friday was good enough for him to make the cut, the lone amateur in the field to do so.\nPatrick Reed hits his second shot on No.12 on Friday. Reed reached the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur when it was held at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2008.\nRickie Fowler shot a 70 on both Thursday and Friday.\nAngel Cabrera hits off the No. 18 tee. The 2007 U.S. Open champion did not make the cut this year.\nBrendon Todd moved into second place after shooting a 67 on Friday -- but was still six shots back of halfway leader Martin Kaymer.\nHideki Matsuyama hits from the sand on No. 14 during the second round.\nIndia's Shiv Kapur shot a 70 on Friday to allow him to make the cut in his first U.S. Open appearance.\nJordan Spieth takes a shot from the native grasses. Spieth followed his opening-round 69 with a 70 on Friday.\nRussell Henley hits from the fairway -- under menacing skies -- during the second round.\nTowards the end of the second round the sun slipped behind heavy clouds over Pinehurst.\nFan-favorite Erik Compton shot a 68 on Friday to jump from T-50 to T-16.\nHenrik Stenson hits his second shot on No. 16 during the second round. The Swedish native shot back-to-back 69s that left him T-5 through 36 holes.\nMatt Kuchar reacts to a missed birdie attempt on No.15.\nMartin Kaymer tees off on No. 2 on Friday. Kaymer set a 36-hole U.S. Open scoring record with a second straight 65.\nAdam Scott was in top form on Friday, shooting a 67 to move way up the leader board.\nJason Dufner hits from a bunker on No. 8 -- one of six holes that he bogeyed on Friday for a disappointing 74.\nBubba Watson shot a 70 on Friday at Pinehurst, but it wasn't enough for the Masters champ to make the cut.\nLee Westwood drops his club after a disappointing tee shot on No. 15 during the second round.\nSergio Garcia (far right) hits off the 13th tee on Friday.\nThere have been big crowds at Pinehurst No. 2 all week.\nCharl Schwartzel hits from a waste area for his second shot on No. 18.\nDustin Johnson reacts to a poor tee shot on the par-3 15th hole on Friday morning. For the second-straight day, he posted a one-under 69.\nMartin Kaymer, the leader after Day 1, hits his second shot on No. 14 during the second round. The reigning Players champion stretched his lead to as many as eight strokes on Friday.\nJ.B. Holmes faces a tough shot early in Friday's round. Here he hits his second shot on No. 2.\nBrendon de Jonge plays from a waste area on No. 5 on Friday. After hitting a perfect 14-of-14 fairways in Round 1, he hit only 10 in Round 2, but still finished with a even-par 70.\nU.S. Open rookie Harris English tries to recover from a waste area with his second shot on the second hole Friday.\nJason Dufner hits his third shot on No. 12 during the second round.\nJustin Leonard blasts away as he plays the 16th hole during the second round.\nKeegan Bradley swings from "the stuff"\n\n on No. 12 during Friday's morning play.\nDriver is the play for Paul Casey off the tee on the second hole Friday morning.\nWith a first-round 65, Martin Kaymer posts the best score ever shot at Pinehurst in a U.S. Open.\nBubba Watson takes an awkward second shot on No. 4 during the first round. His pre-tournament concerns\n\n about how he'd play the course proved correct as he posted an opening 76.\nKeegan Bradley is one of 10 players who shot a 69 on the first day of the U.S. Open. It is four strokes lower than Bradley's previous best round in the Open.\nErnie Els hits from a sandy area on No. 10 on Thursday.\nKevin Na capitalized on an early tee time by shooting a 68 on Thursday.\nWorld No. 1 Adam Scott didn't necessarily play like it Thursday, posting a three-over 73.\nJason Dufner shoots a two-under 33 on the front nine, but makes four bogeys on the back to finish with a two-over 72.\nPinehurst No. 2 might not have any rough but Gary Woodland struggles finding its fairways, hitting just four of 14 on Thursday.\nBrooks Koepka was among the leaders at one point on Thursday afternoon, eventually posting an even-par 70.\nTwo-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen shot a 73 in the first round.\nDustin Johnson, with his one-under 69, is among 16 golfers who break par on Thursday. It is Johnson's first sub-par round at the U.S. Open since 2011.\nPhil Mickelson hits his second shot on No. 8 during the first round.\nVictor Dubuisson is spotted through the towering pines of Pinehurst.\nMatt Kuchar hits out of a native area on No. 13 during the first round. Kuchar opened with a 69.\nRickie Fowler hits his second shot on No. 9 out of a steep bunker.\nWeb.com player Henrik Norlander reads a green during the first round.\nHideki Matsuyama posts a Thursday 69. In his last four starts in majors, he has three top-15 finishes, including a T-10 at last year's U.S. Open.\nRoberto Castro tees off on No. 18 on Thursday. Castro struggled to get into the clubhouse, turning in even par but then making four bogeys on the back nine.\nThis is the only fairway Graeme McDowell missed on his way to a first-round 68.\nDark clouds loom over Pinehurst during Thursday morning's play, but forecasted thunderstorms never materialize during the first round.\nDenmark's Lucas Bjerregaad hits his third shot on No. 7. The U.S. Open rookie posts an impressive even-par 70.\nPhil Mickelson hits his third shot on No. 10. He birdied the hole en route to an even-par 70 in his highly anticipated opening round\n\n at Pinehurst.\nLee Westwood blasts out of a bunker on No. 2. Playing in his 15th U.S. Open, the Englishman matched his worst opening-round score when he posted a 75.\nGraeme McDowell follows his tee shot on No. 5. An eagle on the par 5 helped the 2010 U.S. Open champ finish Thursday with a two-under 68.\nMatt Fitzpatrick hits off the 13th tee. The 2013 U.S. Amateur champion is set to turn pro after the U.S. Open.\nBrandt Snedeker hits a tee shot on the second hole. His roller-coaster first round included a four-under 31 on the front nine and a three-over 38 on the back.\nRickie Fowler pays homage to Payne Stewart\n\n by wearing plus fours in the first round.\nDefending champion Justin Rose takes aim on the 11th tee during the first round. Rose's title defense got off to a so-so start with an opening 72.\nIt was a tough start for Jason Day, whose tee shot on the first hole left him this awkward second out of the waste area.\nNorth Carolina native Webb Simpson, the 2012 U.S. Open champion, has the attention of the gallery as he tees off on the third hole.\nRory McIlroy's body language expresses concern as he watches his tee shot go right on the second hole. The 2011 U.S. Open champion finished his first round with a one-over 71.\nSergio Garcia hits a tee shot on No. 5 during the first round. Garcia hit 11 of 14 fairways in the first round but only eight of 18 greens in regulation while shooting a 73.\nDefending champion Justin Rose works under the careful watch of Sean Foley.\nKiyoshi Miyazato catches the eye -- and lenses -- of photographers on the 18th tee during Wednesday's practice round.\nJim Furyk practices before a packed grandstand on the par-3 17th hole.\nIan Poulter takes aim as he gets in some final preparation on Wednesday.\nA young fan hopes to get Matt Kuchar's attention -- and autograph.\nThere may not be any "rough" at Pinehurst this year, but Justin Thomas learns there are certainly places you don't want to hit from.\nA restored Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway train car is displayed by the driving range players are using this week at Pinehurst. In the early 1900s, a train station serving golfers and resort guests was located in this spot.\nPhil Mickelson is surrounded by autograph seekers on Tuesday at Pinehurst.\nMartin Kaymer hits a tee shot during Wednesday's practice round.\nRickie Fowler and coach Butch Harmon share a laugh during Fowler's practice round.\nJordan Spieth, a pre-tournament favorite, plays the 17th hole during his Tuesday practice round.\nPhil Mickelson sees for himself the handiwork of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw as he plays from one of the waste areas that the two architects restored.\nRickie Fowler catches a ball before a tee shot.\nIt might only have been Tuesday, but U.S. Open rookie Justin Thomas had his game face on during his practice round.\nDespite where Jordan Spieth (pictured) was hitting this shot from, he and partner Justin Thomas managed to get the best of the team of Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler during a four-ball match on Tuesday.\nPlaying in his sixth U.S. Open, Rickie Fowler looks to see if this is the week he can claim his first major title.