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Anticlimactic as it was, a star was born at U.S. Open: Martin Kaymer
Anticlimactic as it was, a star was born at U.S. Open: Martin Kaymer

Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament was a long afternoon march to the obvious. Martin Kaymer of Germany won. Golf fans had probably figured that out by Friday. Rounds three and four Saturday and Sunday were merely exercises in postponed inevitability. Kaymer shot 65-65-72-69 — 271. That was nine under par on a Pinehurst No. 2 course that yielded only two other below-par finishes, Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton's 72-hole totals of 279. Kaymer's 271 was the second-lowest winning U.S. Open score of all time, after Rory McIlroy's 270 at Congressional in 2011. Kaymer won by eight. When he stood over a five-foot putt for par on the 18th green...

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