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Martin Kaymer opens with six birdies to take U.S. Open lead
Martin Kaymer opens with six birdies to take U.S. Open lead

The official logo of the 2014 U.S. Open features a cartoon mascot the folks at Pinehurst Resort hold dear. His name is Golf Lad. He wears baggy clothes and a bucket hat. And in the logo commemorating this week's tournament, Golf Lad offers a relaxed grin while warmly hugging the championship trophy. While that's a pleasant, welcoming image, it's an inaccurate representation of how most of the 156 players in the field have felt navigating a course with so many decisions and potential trouble spots. More often than not, as players completed Thursday's opening round, they left Pinehurst No. 2 with an exhausted gaze and a puffed-cheeks exhale, just happy to have...

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