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Kaymer seizes US Open lead with 65 in first round

U.S. Open

Martin Kaymer, of Germany, watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday in Pinehurst, N.C.

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PINEHURST, N.C. — Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open.
So when he walked off the course on the eve of golf’s toughest test and was asked what he would take for a score at the end of the week, he figured on 8-over par. That changed Thursday morning when he turned on his TV to watch early coverage.
Shots at the flag were checking up near the hole. He saw birdies — more than he expected.
Kaymer made six of ...


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