PINEHURST, NC – It wasn’t enough that he shot a 5-under-par 65 in Thursday’s first round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Pinehurst. Martin Kaymer did it again Friday, turning in a 36-hole scorecard of 10-under-par 130 – a record at the halfway point of the tournament.
Kaymer, a 29-year-old from Germany, became just the sixth person in the 114-year history of the U.S. Open to reach double-digits under par during the championship.
Brendon Todd shot 3-under-par on Friday to enter Saturday’s round six shots back at 136, while Kevin Na sits at 137. Of Kaymer’s play, Na said, “He looks flawless.”
John Tautges anchors coverage of the U.S. Open golf championship. Listen to audio following Friday’s action at Pinehurst.
(Phil Mickelson says he is not overly optimistic)
(Shooting 2-under-par himself on Thursday and 1-under on Friday, Kevin Na described frontrunner Kaymer’s game as “flawless”)
(Second on the leaderboard, Brendon Todd discussed his approach for Saturday)
(Todd says he’s got to hope Kaymer doesn’t play his best brand of golf again)
(Martin Kaymer set a tournament record by reaching the halfway point at 10-under par. He says he has done well to avoid mistakes.)
(Kaymer admits it is rare to be 10-under-par after two rounds. “It just happened.”)
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