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Martin Kaymer is far ahead of the crowd at U.S. Open
Martin Kaymer is far ahead of the crowd at U.S. Open

As the day inched forward at this U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, the tension became unbearable. Drama dripped. Who would be best positioned to get second place? First place? Are you kidding? For the second straight day, a German robot named Martin Kaymer took the dreaded Pinehurst No. 2 and turned it into Joe's Pitch and Putt. After his opening-round 65, he guaranteed everybody he wouldn't do that again, not on this course and not in this company. He lied. Friday, starting early and benefiting from greens again slowed by moisture from nearly an inch of rain overnight, Kaymer shot another five-under 65. He wasn't just leading. He was lapping the field. He was...

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