2014 U.S. Open: Kaymer and Fowler showcased in final round pairings

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

PINEHURST, N.C. – Martin Kaymer is the 54-hole leader headed into Sunday’s final round of playin in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.

Kaymer’s 54-hole total of 202 is the third-lowest score for the first three rounds in U.S. Open history, as only Rory McIlroy (199 at Congressional in 2011) and Jim Furyk (200 at Olympia Fields in 2003) had lower 54-hole totals.

Kaymer is attempting to become the first German to win the U.S. Open.

When he won the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, he became the first German to win a major since Bernhard Langer in the 1993 Masters.

Should he win from start-to-finish without ties, he will become the eighth in U.S. Open history to do so and join a group that includes Walter Hagen (1914), James Barnes (1921), Ben Hogan (1953), Tony Jacklin (1970), Tiger Woods (2000, 2002) and Rory McIlroy (2011).

If Kaymer wins, he will be just the third 54-hole leader to win the U.S. Open in the last 10 years and would join McIlroy (2011) and Woods (2008) in doing so.

Kaymer leads the field in par breakers (13) with 12 birdies and one eagle as well as sitting in the top 10 in all four major statistical categories: Fairways Hit (T-4), Driving Distance (9th), Greens in Regulation (T-9) and Total Putts (T-7).

Chasing Kaymer are Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton who posted the only two scores under par in the third round, carding 3-under par 67’s, and highlighted the lowest number of sub-par rounds posted since the fourth round of the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont.

Compton is attempting to become the first sectional qualifier to win the U.S. Open since Lucas Glover in 2009

Pinehurst U.S. Open Comparisons

  • Players under par through 54 holes – 1999: 1; 2005: 1; 2014: 6
  • Fairways Hit through 54 holes – 1999: 66 percent; 2005: 52 percent; 2014: 71 percent
  • Greens in Regulation through 54 holes – 1999: 47 percent; 2005: 50 percent; 2014: 56 percent
  • Birdies and Eagles through 54 holes – 1999: 636; 2005: 723; 2014: 812
  • Scoring Average through 54 holes – 1999: 74.47; 2005: 74.10; 2014: 73.20

2014 US. Open – Final round pairings

Group Tee Time Players

 

1 1 9:32a TANIGUCHI, Toru
2 1 9:43a HENLEY, RussellTWAY, Kevin
3 1 9:54a WEEKLEY, BooSTADLER, Kevin
4 1 10:05a OOSTHUIZEN, LouisFITZPATRICK, Matthew (a)
5 1 10:16a QUINN, FranBERGER, Daniel
6 1 10:27a CEJKA, AlexRASK, Clayton
7 1 10:38a LEONARD, JustinHURLEY III, Billy
8 1 10:49a WILLETT, DannyENGLISH, Harris
9 1 11:00a VAN PELT, BoCASEY, Paul
10 1 11:11a NOH, Seung-YulWOODLAND, Gary
11 1 11:22a LANGLEY, ScottCINK, Stewart
12 1 11:33a BLAIR, ZacMCDOWELL, Graeme
13 1 11:44a PERRY, KennyJOHNSON, Zach
14 1 11:55a LINDHEIM, NicholasFURYK, Jim
15 1 12:06p REED, PatrickSIMPSON, Webb
16 1 12:17p HORSCHEL, BillyELS, Ernie
17 1 12:28p GRIBBLE, CodyGARCIA, Sergio
18 1 12:39p TODD, BrendonMICKELSON, Phil
19 1 12:50p HAAS, BillGOOSEN, Retief
20 1 1:01p MOORE, RyanBRADLEY, Keegan
21 1 1:12p POULTER, IanMATSUYAMA, Hideki
22 1 1:23p STRICKER, SteveBADDELEY, Aaron
23 1 1:34p BJERREGAARD, LucasKAPUR, Shiv
24 1 1:45p MCILROY, RorySCOTT, Adam
25 1 1:56p HOLMES, J.B.SIEM, Marcel
26 1 2:07p DAY, JasonWALKER, Jimmy
27 1 2:18p MULROY, GarthMOLINARI, Francesco
28 1 2:29p DUBUISSON, VictorDE JONGE, Brendon
29 1 2:40p KIRK, ChrisSPIETH, Jordan
30 1 2:51p ROSE, JustinNA, Kevin
31 1 3:02p KOEPKA, BrooksKUCHAR, Matt
32 1 3:13p SNEDEKER, BrandtJOHNSON, Dustin
33 1 3:24p STENSON, HenrikCOMPTON, Erik
34 1 3:35p FOWLER, RickieKAYMER, Martin
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Peter Koutroumpis is an alumnus of the University of Toronto and Bowling Green State University. Living in the Raleigh area, he has been involved and employed in organized sport and competition as a player, official, teacher, coach, administrator, and volunteer. With more than 20 years of experience in sport event management and programming, as Owner and Managing Editor of the Triangle Sports Network, a set of online sports news sites, he provides a variety of perspectives on the amateur and professional sports landscape including the NCAA, NHL, NBA, PGA, and LPGA, and more.