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U.S. Open 2014: Leaderboard, live updates, scores from Thursday's round at Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer took control on Thursday at Pinehurst, shooting the lowest round ever in the U.S. Open at this venue.

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Kaymer a new overwhelming favorite at U.S. Open

After one round, the man with the three-shot lead is now a heavy favorite to win his second career major.

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Martin Kaymer goes low at Pinehurst

Much of the field struggled to find red numbers at Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday. Martin Kaymer had no such issues on his way to a record-setting first round.

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Kaymer fires lowest Open round ever at Pinehurst

A very strong back nine has Martin Kaymer in the lead at Pinehurst.

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Who's Fran Quinn and where'd he come from?

Fran Quinn is one of so many unheralded golfers playing in this week’s U.S. Open. The 49-year-old from Massachusetts was making the most of his fourth Open start.

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Scott, Watson struggling

Conditions aren't as hard as some expected them to be in the first round, but a few notable names are still having a rough go of it.

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ESPN's golf team abuses a salad bowl

If you're busy watching the World Cup over on ESPN, well, you're missing some important and exciting golf action over on ESPN2.

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That's Andy North and Scott Van Pelt demonstrating ... something. The overturned salad bowl is, I guess, supposed to represent the "turtleback" Donald Ross greens at Pinehurst No. 2. So let's have a little fun and just start slamming golf balls everywhere while everyone else is watching soccer. Don't worry about the golf being played out there. This is more entertaining, and we found a musical accompaniment to make it even better.

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Bradley, Dufner among 8 tied for the lead

The top of the leaderboard is crowded at the U.S. Open with nearly half the field within a couple strokes of the lead.

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Brooks Koepka currently on top at 3-under

There are several notable names near the top of the leaderboard, but 24-year-old Brooks Koepka is at the top.

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Dustin Johnson tee shot destroys microphone

We've got destruction of property at Pinehurst.

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Fowler catches horrible plugged bunker lie

Rickie Fowler got a lot of airtime today because of his attire. But his play has was solid throughout as well, including on his final hole of the day. Fowler was looking to finish on a high note, but he found the bunker on the 9th hole at Pinehurst No. 2, and caught a plugged lie on the slope of the trap. Yikes, take a look at this thing.

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But being the professional that he is, Rickie Fowler would chop down on it and managed to get the ball on the green and two-putt for a bogey. It could have been a lot worse from that lie. It's these kind of saves that you can look back on when the week is over as a turning point. Will this be the start to a weekend triumph? It's, of course, too early to tell, but he is one of the few players in the clubhouse at even par or better as the afternoon wave begins to hit the course.

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Lowry calls USGA's 'fat guys' pairing a 'mockery'

As we mentioned earlier this week, the USGA likes to have some fun with the groupings at the U.S. Open. They put the Masters Champions together. They make groups of players with a common-sounding names. They even like to group people together that have similar physical characteristics, like, say, a bit of a paunch.

Well it seems that one of those such groups has upset Irish golfer Shane Lowry. According to this article from Irish writer Brian Keogh, Lowry thinks his group, which includes "larger" players Kevin Stadler and Brendon De Jonge, is a "mockery."

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Stadler also told Golf Channel's Jason Sobel that he thought the USGA was "mean and insensitive." The Zimbabewean, de Jonge, didn't seem too bothered by and it and laughed it off to Sobel.

It will be interesting if this ends up going somewhere. Maybe the USGA will have to look at how they group players moving forward.

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McDowell, Na in at 2-under

The afternoon wave is beginning to make its way around Pinehurst and they are all chasing Graeme McDowell and Kevin Na, who are tied for the clubhouse lead.

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Mickelson has good day on and off the course

Mickelson’s in the hunt at Pinehurst hours after the Times backtracks on a story implicating him in an insider-trading probe. Lefty’s not totally in the clear -- at the Open or for ‘well-timed trades’ that earned him $1 million -- but he’ll take it.

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Justin Rose chunks the worst shot of the 1st round

Justin Rose is the leader in the clubhouse for worst shot of the 2014 U.S. Open.

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The world's biggest Adam Scott fan

We're about to start an incredibly fun month-long sporting event in which fans celebrate nationalism by dressing (and grooming) in some of the more extreme ways. But this Aussie fan got out in front of the World Cup on Thursday at Pinehurst.

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Matt Kuchar's golf ball takes an early exit

Matt Kuchar still had shots to play, but his ball was off to the 19th hole.

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We have 'Roll Tide!' at the U.S. Open

Alabama football is always in the discussion, even at the U.S. Open.

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Will Scott finally breakthrough in a U.S. Open?

While Adam Scott won the Masters and has been close at the British Open and PGA Championship, he's never been much of a contender at the U.S. Open. Will this be the year that changes?

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Mickelson off to solid start at Pinehurst

It's early on Thursday at the U.S. Open, but there are birdies out there on a Pinehurst course that almost yielded an outward 30 to Brandt Snedeker.

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The trouble with the U.S. Open

At one of golf's most important events of the year -- played without its biggest superstar in a sport struggling to attract younger audiences -- "wiregrass" and "native sandy areas" are receiving inordinate coverage and becoming the largest part of the U.S. Open.

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Rory gets Pinehurst pointers in sitdown with Jack

Tourney favorite Rory McIlroy has kept a low profile heading into Pinehurst but the two-time major champion hopes to steal the limelight from leading man Phil Mickelson.

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Rickie Fowler wears knickers, honors Payne Stewart

Rickie Fowler shows up at the U.S. Open with a throwback look to honor the 1999 winner at this venue.

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Will back surgery end Tiger Woods’ career?

Tiger Woods remains sidelined as he recovers from back surgery, which at least one prominent spine specialist believes could bring the formerly top-ranked golfer to his knees.

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Is Lefty’s legacy on the line at Pinehurst?

Phil Mickelson really, really wants to win a U.S. Open but he says if it doesn’t happen this week at Pinehurst he’ll grab one sometime down the road.

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First round coverage from Pinehurst

The U.S. Open tees off at Pinehurst on Thursday and there will be wall-to-wall coverage, including 10 hours of live television coverage and multiple online streams.

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Online coverage for the 1st round of the U.S. Open

Fans not at Pinehurst who are unable to watch the first round on television will be in luck with multiple online streams on Thursday.

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Tee times for Thursday at the U.S. Open

The season's second major arrives Thursday morning at Pinehurst, where a 156-man field will compete for America's national championship.

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2014 US Open at Pinehurst Weather Forecast

Several storm systems will work across the Carolinas for the end of the week and into the weekend. This will bring high chances of showers and even storms for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

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Appreciating 'Johnny,' NBC in last year at US Open

In stark contrast with the Masters, the USGA and U.S. Open welcome expanded TV coverage for people who want to watch their tournament. This year, however, will be the final year for traditional broadcast partner NBC, which has become a significant part of the event.

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Picks and predictions for the U.S. Open

The U.S. Open is a unique test and it returns to a completely overhauled and restored venue. With Tiger Woods once again on the shelf, the SB Nation golf team discusses what to expect this week at Pinehurst.

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A restored and overhauled Pinehurst No. 2 is ready

Pinehurst No. 2 is a familiar U.S. Open host, but the course will look very different than what you may remember.

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A course guide to Pinehurst No. 2

The U.S. Open will be held in a familiar place, but the course won't be what we're used to seeing.

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