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Kaymer Laps Field At 2014 U.S. Open At Pinehurst

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 14:14 Friday, 13 June 2014 13:56

by Alfie Lau
 

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Only half the field has completed the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst  on Friday afternoon and the Sunday night storyline is all but written.
 
It’s either going to be German Martin Kaymer ran away with the U.S. Open or In an epic collapse, Martin Kaymer gave away the U.S. Open.
 
There’s no sign that the latter will occur any time soon, as Kaymer shot his second straight round of 5-under, 65 to break a plethora of U.S. Open records.

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Martin Kaymer Blows Away Field In Opening Round Of U.S. Open, DeLaet 10 Back

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 09:08 Thursday, 12 June 2014 22:42

by Alfie Lau
 

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After the first day of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, this much is clear: It’s Martin Kaymer’s U.S. Open to lose.
 
On a day when nobody else could shoot any better than 2-under, 68, the sweet swinging German had six birdies and only one bogey to shoot a 5-under round of 65 that has him three clear of the field.
 
On a day when only 15 players broke par, Kaymer surprised even himself with his play.
 
“I got asked yesterday what score I would take for the whole week and I said 8-over par,” said a smiling Kaymer, who now has 13 strokes to give by that metric.

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Disaster Awaits At Every Turn At Pinehurst U.S. Open

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 09:09 Thursday, 12 June 2014 17:52

by Alfie Lau
 

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The first 78 golfers have finished their opening rounds at the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, North Carolina and to quote Joe Namath, many of them are “strug-a-ling.”
 
Witness this quote from Henrik Stenson:
 
“If you guys want to see some disasters, you should get a hot dog, Snickers and Coke and head down to number 5, because that’s as hard as it can ever get.The margins are so slim on that green.
 
I hit a lovely 3-iron in, I think at one point, it was about 15 feet away for eagle. And then I’ve got an extremely difficult bunker shot next from about 25 yards up the hill.
 
I hit it to about a foot, but if it goes another foot, it’s off the green on the other side.”

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No Secrets At The U.S. Open Anymore

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 16:54 Wednesday, 11 June 2014 16:28

by Alfie Lau
 

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Back in the good ol’ days of media, you could sit down with a source and he or she would share a secret with you that wouldn’t see the light of day unless your source wanted it released.
 
It was all part of the quid pro quo of maintaining confidences.
 
So, if somebody told you that Mike “Fluff” Cowan, the longtime looper for Jim Furyk, was going to caddy for Lydia Ko during the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, that would stay under your hat until Furyk, Cowan or Ko deemed it necessary.
 
Now, you have the Twitterverse “breaking” this story and yes, it appears to be true.

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Live 2014 U.S. Open Blog - Career Slam Dreams For Phil Mickelson And Hijinks At Pinehurst

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 18:33 Tuesday, 10 June 2014 17:58

 
by Alfie Lau
 
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It’s a muggy 95 degrees Fahrenheit at Pinehurst for the 2014 U.S. Open and there’s nothing hotter than Phil Mickelson’s wit.
 
Having won Majors with two drivers, one driver and even no drivers in his bag, Mickelson revealed his three secrets to potential success this weekend.
 
“The greens here are quick so I’m actually going back to the claw grip this week in an effort to have a little bit lighter grip pressure,” said Mickelson, who also revealed that another of his great experiments occurred during his second runner-up finish at the U.S. Open, in 2002.

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