|Martin Kaymer is on a record-setting pace at the U.S. Open. (©USGA/Fred Vuich)|
Kaymer was near flawless with a pair of 65s in the first two rounds. Following are some USGA notes about Kaymer's performance thus far:
- Kaymer's 36-hole total of 130 is the lowest score for the first 36 holes in a U.S. Open. The previous record was held by Rory McIlroy, who shot 131 in 2011 at Congressional.
- His six-stroke lead tied the largest 36-hole lead in U.S. Open history. Tiger Woods (2000, Pebble Beach) and Rory McIlroy (2011, Congressional) also had six-stroke leads.
- Kaymer is the first player to open a major championship with consecutive rounds of 65 or better.
- He ranks in the top five in all three major statistical categories: Fairways Hit (T-2, 25/28), Greens in Regulation (T-5, 26/36), and Total Putts (T-4, 54).
- Kaymer has held a 36-hole lead on seven occasions. He has gone on to win four times, including the 2014 Players Championship.