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.
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.
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.
Brandt Snedeker shot a final-round 73 in the U.S. Open, despite an injury that had him unsure the exact origin of his condition that flared up before his round at Pinehurst.
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.
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.
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!
Seven future U.S. Open sites (2015 through 2021) have been selected. How many of the seven courses can you name? As a bonus, match each course with its appropriate year. How much of a golf nut are you?
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!
Phil Mickelson was a man who needed to make a move on Saturday, but as he progressed through his round, it was clear there would not be too many birdie opportunities at Pinehurst No. 2.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin Kisner gave his dad the ultimate Father's Day gift on Friday. Kisner pulled his father, Steve, out of the gallery to caddie the last couple of holes knowing he wouldn't make the cut at the U.S. Open.
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.
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!
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.
Check out photos of the 2014 U.S. Open winner Martin Kaymer throughout the week at Pinehurst No. 2.
Check out photos from Saturday's third round of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.
Here are some of the sights from the second and third rounds of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on Friday and Saturday.
Merion Golf Club is known for its diminutive length, its narrow fairways, its history – and its wicker-basket pins in lieu of flagsticks. Here's a look at the unique way Merion marks its hole locations.
The sun came out for U.S. Open practice Tuesday at Merion GC in Ardmore, Pa. – though conditions on the grounds were visibly still wet, check out the players in action just two days removed from the first round. Check back all day as we update images.
Take a look at the courses hosting the 2013 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Sites. The U.S. Open will be held at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., June 13-16.
Check out images of Brooks Koepka from the U.S. Open in San Francisco, as well as his sectional qualifier in Lecanto, Fla.
Check out images from 14-year-old Andy Zhang's first practice round at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Take a look at the Lake Course at Olympic Club in San Francisco, site of the 2012 U.S. Open.
Golfweek's Nick Masuda was on the scene in Lecanto, Fla. Take a look at images from one of the 11 U.S. Open sectional qualifying spots at Black Diamond Ranch.
Check out photos from all 11 U.S. Open sectional sites around the United States.
Check out images of 15-year-old Carl Yuan at Timacuan Country Club in Lake Mary, Fla.
A look at Congressional Country Club, host of the 2011 U.S. Open.
Images from Round 3 of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.
First-round action from the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.
Seven college players qualified for the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. This is their story . . .
A look at some of the sights and sounds from Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Graeme McDowell won the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Alex Miceli and Dan Mirocha discuss his keys to victory.
What's more impressive: Tiger Woods roaring back into contention with a 66 or Dustin Johnson creating separation with a 66? Jeff Rude and Alex Miceli debate.
It turned into the Phil Mickelson show Friday at Pebble Beach. Who will challenge him this weekend? Alex Miceli and Dan Mirocha discuss.
What does it feel like to beat Ben Hogan? Jack Fleck, the 1955 U.S. Open winner, relives the moment with Jeff Rude.
Alex Miceli shows some of the bigger changes the USGA has implemented at the U.S. Open.
Sunday we railed the USGA for having an 18-hole playoff on Monday, but in hindsight, did it make for Tiger's greatest win?
It's David vs Goliath as Rocco Mediate faces off against Tiger Woods for the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Golfweek's Jeff Babineau and Rex Hoggard give us their thoughts on the playoff.
We talk with Michael Thompson, the 2008 U.S. Open low amateur, about his winning experience at Torrey Pines.
Rex Hoggard and Jeff Rude recount the history making moments from round 3 of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
Golfweek's Jay Coffin talks with Tim Mickelson, head coach of the University of San Diego's Men's golf team, and Phil Mickelson's younger brother.
Tiger Woods is in the hunt for first place, but can Appleby hold off for two more days?
Golfweek contributing writer Alex Miceli gives us his take on the first wave of round two, and what it will take to make the cut at the U.S. Open.
Golfweek's Jeff Babineau and Sean Martin recap the first round action from the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines South Course.
Alex Miceli talks about Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott from the morning wave of Round 1 at the U.S. Open.
Golfweek's architectural editor Bradley Klein walks Torrey Pines to discover what makes it a U.S. Open course.
The Golfweek gang discusses Tiger's knee injury, and make their picks for the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
Join our Golfweek insiders from the U.S. Open as they take you for a unique spin around historical Oakmont. Jeff Babineau and Rex Hoggard discuss some ups, downs, and surprises from the week.
The journey for Jeff and Jay ended Friday at Oakmont. The memories, however, will last a lifetime. Join GolfweekTV as we chronicled the father-son duo at the U.S. Open.