U.S. Open

Kaymer most impressive, amid good company

By Sunday evening, the competition in the 114th U.S. Open suddenly seemed pleased to discover that runaway winner Martin Kaymer had left them a few morsels to enjoy at Pinehurst.

One-hit wonder no more, Kaymer back on top

Martin Kaymer, 29, lost his way after winning the 2010 PGA Championship and ascending to World No. 1 in 2011. After two grueling, emotional years of toying with his swing and mentality, the German is back on top of the world.

Koepka gets more than bargained for in U.S. Open

Brooks Koepka knew, standing on the 18th green Sunday at Pinehurst, that his performance had just changed his life -- securing his PGA Tour card and spot the 2015 U.S. Open. He didn't know the birdie he'd make would land him in the Masters.

Will U.S. Open enable course-setup revolution?

One observer hopes that folks watching this week's U.S. Open don’t dismiss Pinehurst's course makeover as some fad – that instead they embrace the revolution of this firm, fast, linksland in the pines.

Notes: Berger and son; Bradley eyes Ryder

To cap the low round of the day at Pinehurst on Sunday in the U.S. Open, Daniel Berger walked the 18th with his dad inside the ropes, while Keegan Bradley thought of Ryder Cup points down the stretch.

U.S. Open Tracker: Kaymer wins U.S. Open

Chasing his second major title, Martin Kaymer starts Sunday at the U.S. Open in control of his destiny at Pinehurst -- while Erik Compton, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson give chase. Follow the highlights right here!

U.S. Open Tracker: Kaymer's lead nipped

At Pinehurst, some thought the winner might finish the U.S. Open over par. Martin Kaymer remains well under par after Saturday's third round. Recap the highlights right here!

Moore: They'll be putting 'em off greens today

Ryan Moore will tell you what's different about U.S. Open conditions at Pinehurst for Saturday's third round: "They're starting to firm up. They're getting bouncier. There's going to be at least 10 people putting off the greens today."

Furyk to Ko, 'Fluff' to keep working Pinehurst

When Jim Furyk's U.S. Open week ends Sunday, caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowan will hang around Pinehurst and loop for Lydia Ko, adjusting to women's yardages while lending his knowledge of the No. 2 course.

Compton tightens focus, makes U.S. Open cut

Heart-transplant recipient Erik Compton’s second major-championship appearance, this week's U.S. Open at Pinehurst, is purely about golf. “If I play well, it will help other people because it is on a big stage,” he said.

By the numbers: Kaymer strong in several stats

A look at the numbers finds Martin Kaymer performing well at the U.S. Open in several statistics, understandable given his six-shot lead, plus Pinehurst's strengths and (relative) vulnerabilities.

Add U.S. Open contention to Todd's big season

Brendon Todd is in his first major, but he hardly blinked when he saw a U.S. Open leaderboard at Pinehurst with his name nestled beneath that of runaway leader Martin Kaymer.

U.S. Open Tracker: Kaymer stretches lead

Martin Kaymer posted a 65 to start the U.S. Open with the lead – and a record for an Open round at Pinehurst No. 2 at that despite an afternoon tee time. He hits the course early Friday to try and expand that margin.

Even at eight back, Dustin Johnson has plan

Dustin Johnson is among those looking for a fight with Martin Kaymer at the 2014 U.S. Open, although Kaymer is threatening to run away from the field. "My approach won't change at all," insisted Johnson.

U.S. Open Tracker: Kaymer leads after 1st round

World No. 1 Adam Scott. Two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson. Reigning Open Champion victor Phil Mickelson. Enigmatic Rory McIlroy. Can any of them solve Pinehurst? We'll keep you posted on U.S. Open highlights right here!

Achie's Awards: Players' honesty at Pinehurst

Major championship competition brings out the honesty in most participants. Their U.S. Open thoughts Thursday at Pinehurst, amid invariably difficult golf, tended to lack any false confidence.

Zach Johnson straightens long ball at Pinehurst

After struggling early with the driver Thursday at Pinehurst No. 2, Johnson got his tee shots and short game into sync after making the turn to shoot 1-over 71 in his U.S. Open first round.

Notes: Unknowns succeed; English adapts; more

On a day of pleasant surprises for fans of unheralded Europeans, Henrik Norlander, Lucas Bjerregaard and Marcel Siem each shot level-par 70 at Pinehurst in the first round of the U.S. Open, while NCAA champ Cameron Wilson struggled.

Firsts prove fun for Berger at U.S. Open

Meet Daniel Berger, a former FSU golfer participating in his first U.S. Open. Berger hit 14 greens in regulation and shot 72 at Pinehurst No. 2 in the championship's first round, although such statistics stand in the way of history.

Snedeker talks putter switch at U.S. Open

Brandt Snedeker is reputed to be one of the best putters on the PGA Tour. But he switched gear for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in a year that's seen an ongoing dispute with the short stick.