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Kaymer Claims Eight-Shot Victory At US Open

Well if there was ever going to be a video made on how to win a major championship then they should use this one as an example.

It was quite simply a breathtaking performance from a player who has had his ups and downs in the past few years, but he is with no doubt back to his best once again.

It’s been an incredible few weeks for Martin Kaymer who claimed The Players Championship a few weeks back on Mother’s Day, and incredibly claimed the US Open on Father’s Day, he obviously didn’t want his Dad to feel left out!

This win will go down as one of the most emphatic victory’s in US Open history as the cool German never looked flustered, even when he did hit a wayward shot, he took his medicine and never tried to do anything clever. His touch around the greens was second to none, and he had the pace of the greens from day one.

This was how Tiger Woods used to win major championships. Get a strong lead after two rounds and then stay there, and just do what you have to do to win. If everyone is chasing you around a tough golf course it’s very hard for them to make birdies, and that was the case around Pinehurst No.2.

So that’s the first two majors of the season done and another month to go before The Open hits our TV screens.

The next event on the PGA Tour is The Travellers Championship, where Bill Haas will be looking to defend his title.

Caddie Leaves Dustin For Tiger

As the FedEx Cup was coming to a conclusion on Sunday, Dustin Johnson got some shocking news. His caddie Joe LaCava told Johnson that he was leaving him. Through Dustin’s agent, he said that he was “completely surprised” by the decision after all their success. LaCava wanted to go work for Tiger Woods. According to Tiger’s website, Tiger waited until after the FedEx to hold substantive talks with LaCava, who had expressed a desire to caddie for Woods. So, apparently within hours, if not minutes, on Sunday, LaCava  had an interview with Woods, got an offer from Woods, and then told Johnson that he was leaving. Pretty quick work you have to say. Tiger was even ready with a press release that stole some of the thunder away from the victor, Bill Haas.

Butch Harmon, Johnson’s coach and Tiger’s ex-coach, was none too pleased with Tiger. “The thing that bothered me the most was Tiger Woods not calling Dustin Johnson and asking if he could talk to Joe. That’s the way it’s done. I’m a little disappointed with the way Tiger dealt with it. But I’m not surprised.”