17 Jun 2014

Peers bow to Kaymer's superiority

12:54 pm on 17 June 2014

The world's top golfers were bowing to Martin Kaymer's astonishing dominance at the US Open on Monday on a challenging Pinehurst layout where only two other players finished under par.

The German's eight-stroke victory at the year's second major championship has elevated him into elite company. Kaymer has joined Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as the only players to have claimed two major championships and been world number one before turning 30.

He also won the Players' Championship earlier this year in Florida, the event which boasts the strongest field of the year.