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Martin Kaymer maintains U.S. Open lead despite some rough patches
Martin Kaymer maintains U.S. Open lead despite some rough patches

The inevitable hiccups finally arrived for Martin Kaymer late Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Open. Early in his third round, Kaymer's leisurely championship march veered into dangerous territory. The 29-year-old German bogeyed his second hole, missed a very makable birdie putt at No. 3, then pulled his tee shot left at the 542-yard par-four fourth. Way left, and into a thick, gnarly clump of pine straw amid a cluster of trees. Suddenly, a hint of drama seemed to be whispering into the grounds at Pinehurst No. 2. Maybe a door was opening for all those hopeful also-rans in the U.S. Open field who needed Kaymer to give back at least some of the six-shot lead he built through two...

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