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Kaymer Cruises to US Open Golf Win

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Martin Kaymer, of Germany reacts after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Martin Kaymer, of Germany reacts after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Germany's Martin Kaymer became the seventh golfer in history to win the U.S. Open after leading every round as he cruised to an eight-stroke victory on Sunday.

His back-to-back rounds of 65 to start the tournament and a 72 in the third round gave Kaymer a five-shot lead entering the final day. He shot a 1-under par 69 to close out the year's second major tournament.

Americans Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton were the only other golfers to finish under par, but were not able to challenge Kaymer as they finished tied for second place.

The win is Kaymer's second of the year after capturing last month's Player's Championship. Before that, he had not won on the PGA Tour since capturing his first major at the PGA championship in 2010.
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