2014 U.S. Open results: Martin Kaymer goes wire-to-wire to win

Ross Kinnaird

Martin Kaymer didn't shoot 65 again, but his final-round 69 was good enough to secure an eight-shot victory at the U.S. Open.

Martin Kaymer took over the lead during the first round of the U.S. Open and he never relinquished it. The 29-year-old German led wire-to-wire to win the 2014 U.S. Open and capture the second major championship of his career. Kaymer didn't limp into the clubhouse either, shooting a final-round 69 to finish at 9-under and win by eight strokes.

The strong final round capped an extremely impressive week for Kaymer. He opened the tournament with back-to-back 65s to jump into double-digit red numbers and set the U.S. Open 36-hole record at 130. While he wasn't able to duplicate those scores on the weekend, he remained in control throughout the tournament. Kaymer was impressive in all facets. He hit fairways, found greens in regulation and continually made crucial putts. The challenging Pinehurst No. 2 track can wear down a player, but not Kaymer. In addition to hitting the ball well, he also made smart decisions, knowing when to attack and when to mitigate damage. He never carded worse than a bogey.

Although the course played easier on Sunday than it did in the third round, no one was able to go low enough to really challenge Kaymer's lead. Keegan Bradley and Jim Furyk played well, carding 3-under 67s, but neither began the day close enough to the lead to be a factor. Rickie Fowler began the final round tied for second place at 3-under. Although he didn't play poorly, he ran into early issues with a double bogey on No. 4 and was never able to make up the ground. He went on to shoot 72 and finish at 1-under.

Early on, Erik Compton proved to be Kaymer's biggest challenger on the day. The 34-year-old recipient of two heart transplants was up and down on Sunday. He carded a few birdies, staying within range of Kaymer early on. He was five back following a birdie at No. 10, but back-to-back bogeys took on Nos. 11 and 12 took him out of contention. He finished at 1-under, eight strokes back. By finishing in the top 10, he'll gain an exemption into the 2014 U.S. Open field.

Phil Mickelson wasn't successful in his first attempt to complete the career grand slam. He shot a 2-over 72 in the final round and finished at 7-over. Mickelson had his moments and drove the ball very well, but he continued to have issues on the greens and didn't putt well enough to be a factor. Adam Scott finished at 2-over while Jordan Spieth checked in at 4-over and Rory McIlroy finished at 6-over.

Here is a complete look at the 2014 U.S. Open final leaderboard:

Place

Player

Score

1st Round

2nd Round

3rd Round

4th Round

Total

1

Martin Kaymer

-9

65

65

72

69

271

T2

Rickie Fowler

-1

70

70

67

72

279

T2

Erik Compton

-1

72

68

67

72

279

T4

Keegan Bradley

1

69

69

76

67

281

T4

Jason Day

1

73

68

72

68

281

T4

Brooks Koepka

1

70

68

72

71

281

T4

Dustin Johnson

1

69

69

70

73

281

T4

Henrik Stenson

1

69

69

70

73

281

T9

Adam Scott

2

73

67

73

69

282

T9

Jimmy Walker

2

70

72

71

69

282

T9

Brandt Snedeker

2

69

68

72

73

282

T12

Jim Furyk

3

73

70

73

67

283

T12

Marcel Siem

3

70

71

72

70

283

T12

Kevin Na

3

68

69

73

73

283

T12

Justin Rose

3

72

69

70

72

283

T12

Matt Kuchar

3

69

70

71

73

283

T17

Brendon Todd

4

69

67

79

69

284

T17

Ian Poulter

4

70

70

74

70

284

T17

J.B. Holmes

4

70

71

72

71

284

T17

Jordan Spieth

4

69

70

72

73

284

T21

Cody Gribble

5

72

72

72

69

285

T21

Steve Stricker

5

70

71

73

71

285

T23

Billy Horschel

6

75

68

73

70

286

T23

Aaron Baddeley

6

70

71

73

72

286

T23

Shiv Kapur

6

73

70

71

72

286

T23

Rory McIlroy

6

71

68

74

73

286

T23

Francesco Molinari

6

69

71

72

74

286

T28

Daniel Berger

7

72

71

78

66

287

T28

Graeme McDowell

7

68

74

75

70

287

T28

Kenny Perry

7

74

69

74

70

287

T28

Phil Mickelson

7

70

73

72

72

287

T28

Brendon de Jonge

7

68

70

73

76

287

T28

Victor Dubuisson

7

70

72

70

75

287

T28

Chris Kirk

7

71

68

72

76

287

T35

Patrick Reed

8

71

72

73

72

288

T35

Ernie Els

8

74

70

72

72

288

T35

Sergio Garcia

8

73

71

72

72

288

T35

Bill Haas

8

72

72

71

73

288

T35

Hideki Matsuyama

8

69

71

74

74

288

T40

Louis Oosthuizen

9

71

73

78

67

289

T40

Zac Blair

9

71

74

73

71

289

T40

Zach Johnson

9

71

74

72

72

289

T40

Lucas Bjerregaard

9

70

72

72

75

289

T40

Garth Mulroy

9

71

72

70

76

289

T45

Danny Willett

10

70

71

78

71

290

T45

Webb Simpson

10

71

72

73

74

290

T45

Retief Goosen

10

73

71

71

75

290

T48

Matthew Fitzpatrick

11

71

73

78

69

291

T48

Billy Hurley III

11

71

74

75

71

291

T48

Harris English

11

69

75

75

72

291

T48

Ryan Moore

11

76

68

71

76

291

T52

Seung-yul Noh

12

70

72

76

74

292

T52

Gary Woodland

12

72

71

75

74

292

T54

Scott Langley

13

72

71

75

75

293

T54

Stewart Cink

13

72

72

74

75

293

T56

Fran Quinn

14

68

74

79

73

294

T56

Paul Casey

14

70

75

74

75

294

T56

Nicholas Lindheim

14

72

73

72

77

294

59

Justin Leonard

15

75

70

75

75

295

T60

Kevin Tway

17

72

72

81

72

297

T60

Russell Henley

17

70

74

82

71

297

T60

Alex Cejka

17

73

71

77

76

297

T63

Kevin Stadler

18

77

68

78

75

298

T63

Clayton Rask

18

73

71

77

77

298

T63

Bo Van Pelt

18

72

72

75

79

298

66

Boo Weekley

19

71

73

80

75

299

67

Toru Taniguchi

29

72

73

88

76

309

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