U.S. Open 2014 leaderboard: Martin Kaymer pulling away

David Cannon

While most players are having a difficult time making their way around Pinehurst No. 2, Martin Kaymer continues to go low.

Although there is still a lot of golf to play, the 2014 U.S. Open is shaping up to be Martin Kaymer and the field. The 29-year-old has followed up a strong first round with an equally strong second round and currently leads by eight strokes.

Kaymer shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday, the best round ever shot in a U.S. Open at Pinehurst. He may break his own record less than 24 hours later as he is 5-under through 14 holes. If he picks up another stroke or two along the way, he could come in at 64 or better. Kaymer is once again putting himself in good position to excel. He's avoiding issue and taming the challenging greens. He's yet to drop a shot in the second round and has carded just one bogey through 32 holes.

While Kaymer is well on his way to another round in the mid-60s, the rest of the field is struggling to even manage a round under par. Of the morning wave, Adam Scott at 3-under is currently the only other player 3-under or better on his round. Scott recorded back-to-back birdies early on and made the turn in 33. He added two more birdies on his second nine and is currently even-par for the tournament. While that is good for a tie for 16th place, he's still a whopping 10 strokes behind Kaymer. If Scott is able to come in under par, it would be just his third under-par round in a U.S. Open.

With the cut line currently sitting at 3-over, a few notable players are in danger of missing the weekend. That includes Bubba Watson who is currently 7-over with just two more holes to play in the second round. Watson has been better on Friday, playing the round at 1-over, but still not good enough.

Here is a look at current state of the leaderboard. A live leaderboard can be found at USOpen.com.

Place

Player

Score

Thru/Tee time

1

Martin Kaymer

-10

14

T2

Brendon de Jonge

-2

17

T2

Dustin Johnson

-2

17

T2

Kevin Na

-2

1:03 PM

T2

Graeme McDowell

-2

1:25 PM

T2

Brooks Koepka

-2

F

T7

Brandt Snedeker

-1

1:03 PM

T7

Matt Kuchar

-1

1:14 PM

T7

Henrik Stenson

-1

1:14 PM

T7

Brendon Todd

-1

1:47 PM

T7

Jordan Spieth

-1

1:58 PM

T7

Hideki Matsuyama

-1

1:58 PM

T7

Francesco Molinari

-1

13

T7

Keegan Bradley

-1

14

T15

Danny Willett

E

13

T15

J.B. Holmes

E

16

T15

Henrik Norlander

E

12:30 PM

T15

Lucas Bjerregaard

E

12:30 PM

T15

Marcel Siem

E

12:41 PM

T15

Phil Mickelson

E

1:36 PM

T15

Ian Poulter

E

1:36 PM

T15

Russell Henley

E

1:47 PM

T15

Joost Luiten

E

1:47 PM

T15

Rickie Fowler

E

1:58 PM

T15

Aaron Baddeley

E

2:09 PM

T15

Adam Scott

E

15

T27

Fran Quinn

1

12

T27

Pablo Larrazabal

1

12:52 PM

T27

Boo Weekley

1

1:14 PM

T27

Rory McIlroy

1

1:25 PM

T27

Webb Simpson

1

1:25 PM

T27

Zach Johnson

1

1:25 PM

T27

Chris Kirk

1

1:47 PM

T27

Billy Hurley III

1

1:58 PM

T27

Steve Stricker

1

F

T27

Patrick Reed

1

1:03 PM

T27

Matthew Fitzpatrick

1

1:36 PM

T27

Oliver Goss

1

2:09 PM

T39

Gary Woodland

2

16

T39

Kevin Tway

2

12

T39

Daniel Berger

2

12:30 PM

T39

Scott Langley

2

12:52 PM

T39

Erik Compton

2

12:52 PM

T39

Miguel Jimenez

2

1:36 PM

T39

Justin Rose

2

1:36 PM

T39

Nicholas Lindheim

2

2:42 PM

T39

Seung-yul Noh

2

13

T48

Cody Gribble

3

11

T48

Paul Casey

3

16

T48

Victor Dubuisson

3

17

T48

Jimmy Walker

3

17

T48

Jim Furyk

3

F

T48

Sergio Garcia

3

1:03 PM

T48

Jason Day

3

1:03 PM

T48

Stephen Gallacher

3

1:14 PM

T48

David Toms

3

1:25 PM

T48

Thongchai Jaidee

3

1:36 PM

T48

Jeff Maggert

3

2:09 PM

T48

Shiv Kapur

3

2:20 PM

T48

Clayton Rask

3

2:42 PM

T48

Smylie Kaufman

3

2:31 PM

T48

Garth Mulroy

3

F

T48

Ernie Els

3

15

T64

Bill Haas

4

F

T64

Hunter Mahan

4

13

T64

Ryan Blaum

4

12

T64

Alex Cejka

4

F

T64

Jason Dufner

4

14

T64

Chad Collins

4

12:41 PM

T64

Roberto Castro

4

12:52 PM

T64

Matt Jones

4

12:52 PM

T64

Angel Cabrera

4

1:25 PM

T64

Kenny Perry

4

2:09 PM

T64

Craig Barlow

4

2:20 PM

T64

Kyoung-Hoon Lee

4

12:41 PM

T64

WC Liang

4

2:20 PM

T64

Matt Dobyns

4

2:31 PM

T64

Maverick McNealy

4

2:31 PM

T64

Retief Goosen

4

15

T64

Hunter Stewart

4

11

T81

Harris English

5

17

T81

Zac Blair

5

11

T81

Shane Lowry

5

17

T81

Toru Taniguchi

5

14

T81

Rod Pampling

5

13

T81

Louis Oosthuizen

5

15

T81

Sam Love

5

11

T81

Rob Oppenheim

5

12:30 PM

T81

Brian Stuard

5

12:41 PM

T81

Andrea Pavan

5

12:41 PM

T81

Kevin Kisner

5

12:41 PM

T81

Lee Westwood

5

1:14 PM

T81

Billy Horschel

5

1:58 PM

T81

Kevin Sutherland

5

2:09 PM

T81

Justin Thomas

5

2:20 PM

T81

Luke Donald

5

16

T81

Kevin Stadler

5

17

T81

Luke Guthrie

5

13

T81

Justin Leonard

5

16

T100

Darren Clarke

6

15

T100

Mark Wilson

6

F

T100

Andres Echavarria

6

F

T100

Ryan Palmer

6

13

T100

Stewart Cink

6

16

T100

Matt Every

6

12:52 PM

T100

Ryan Moore

6

1:03 PM

T100

Nick Watney

6

1:47 PM

T100

Maximilian Kieffer

6

2:20 PM

T100

Brian Campbell

6

2:42 PM

T100

Casey Wittenberg

6

F

T100

Bo Van Pelt

6

13

T100

Hudson Swafford

6

F

T113

Nicolas Colsaerts

7

F

T113

Bubba Watson

7

16

T113

Charl Schwartzel

7

16

T113

Geoff Ogilvy

7

15

T113

John Senden

7

F

T113

Ken Duke

7

F

T113

Jim Renner

7

12

T113

Brett Stegmaier

7

12:30 PM

T113

D.A. Points

7

1:14 PM

T113

Jonas Blixt

7

1:47 PM

T113

Brady Watt

7

2:31 PM

T113

Will Grimmer

7

2:42 PM

T113

Cory Whitsett

7

13

T113

Lucas Glover

7

15

T113

Christopher Doak

7

12

T128

Hyung-Sung Kim

8

14

T128

Jamie Donaldson

8

13

T128

David Gossett

8

12

T128

Cameron Wilson

8

12:30 PM

T128

Aron Price

8

2:09 PM

T128

Robby Shelton

8

2:31 PM

T128

Nick Mason

8

2:42 PM

T128

Anthony Broussard

8

2:42 PM

T128

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

8

13

T137

Joe Ogilvie

9

F

T137

Simon Griffiths

9

11

T137

Y.E. Yang

9

16

T137

Oliver Fisher

9

F

T137

Bernd Wiesberger

9

14

T137

Robert Allenby

9

1:58 PM

T137

Tom Lewis

9

2:20 PM

T144

Niclas Fasth

10

F

T144

Graham Delaet

10

16

T146

David Oh

11

F

T146

Azuma Yano

11

12

T146

Graeme Storm

11

F

T149

Steven Alker

12

F

T149

Kevin Streelman

12

13

T149

Brandon McIver

12

2:31 PM

T152

Andrew Dorn

13

11

T152

Chris Thompson

13

11

154

Donald Constable

14

12

155

Bobby Gates

15

F

156

Kiyoshi Miyazato

22

F

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