The German golfer Martin Kaymer claimed his second major title of his career after winning the U.S. Open Title by eight strokes at Pinehurst on Sunday.
The 29-year-old, who won the PGA Championship in 2010 – becomes the first golfer from continental Europe to ever win a US Open.
“t was probably the toughest day that I played golf today, especially the first nine,” Kaymer said.
“A lot of people think, `Well, you have a little bit of a cushion.’ But if you approach that day in that way, with that attitude, it can be gone so quickly.”
With this spectacular victory, the former world #1 Kaymer got richer by $1.4 million (1 million euros) and he became the seventh player in 114th U.S. Open to go wire-to-wire.