2014 US Open: Bo Van Pelt compares Martin Kaymer to Tiger Woods

Martin Kaymer is sort of looking like Tiger Woods at the US Open. (Getty Images)
Martin Kaymer is sort of looking like Tiger Woods at the US Open. (Getty Images)

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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. 

Bo Van Pelt pointed that out after his second round.

"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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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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