2014 US Open: Bo Van Pelt compares Martin Kaymer to Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods in 2000? Nope, just Martin Kaymer in 2014.
Martin Kaymer did something on Friday that only Tiger Woods and two other golfers have ever accomplished. He finished a US Open round at double digits under par.
Woods did it in his rout in 2000 at Pebble Beach, Jim Furyk did it in 2003, and Rory McIlroy did it in 2011.
It's Woods, though, that Kaymer has made people think of.
"Tiger Woods 2000 is here. He just looks like Martin Kaymer this week."
It's sort of true. Woods won that year by 15 strokes.
Kaymer is on his way to that place as he has 11 birdies and a bogey in his first 36 holes for a ridiculous 130 total, the lowest ever through 36 holes of a US Open. He was up by eight when he finished his round.
Other guys said similar stuff about the Big German.
Adam Scott: "If he does it for two more days, then we're all playing for second spot."
Dustin Johnson: "Obviously Martin's playing very well and that 10-under's very good around here for two rounds."
Keegan Bradley: "Yeah, I played with Martin these first two days, he's playing so good. It's fun to watch. I played well as well, but it was fun watching him hit every fairway, every green and make every putt, it was pretty awesome."
Brooks Koepka: "Martin seems to be playing a different golf course. 10-under is incredible."
Brendon de Jonge: "I did. I looked a couple times and up 16, 17 and 18 just to see that he kept making birdies. But it's incredible."
The most common word used is "incredible" and it's one that's hard to argue with. That's exactly what Kaymer has been in his first two rounds.
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