June 13, 2014
- Martin Kaymer matched Rory McIlroy's record for largest 36-hole lead at the U.S. Open. (Getty Images/Sam Greenwood)
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Here are some interesting tidbits from Thursday's first round of the U.S. Open, courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau:
> Martin Kaymer has now played 29 holes without recording a bogey during the first two rounds of the U.S. Open. The 29-hole stretch ties a PGA TOUR career best for Kaymer. The other occurrences came at 2011 Transitions Championship and during his victory at the 2010 PGA Championship.
> Adam Scott carded a 67 during Friday's second round of the U.S. Open. For Scott, it was his 38th round of play at the U.S. Open. Yet Scott has been able to break par in just two of those rounds. Since 1980, only one other golfer has played at least as many rounds as Scott and has fewer rounds under-par; Darren Clarke has now played 44 rounds at the U.S. Open and has just one round under par. That round came back in 2003 during the second round at Olympia Fields.
> Martin Kaymer has made just one bogey and Brendon Todd has made just two through the first 36 holes of the U.S. Open. It’s the first time since 2004 that multiple players have recorded two or fewer bogeys through the first two rounds of the U.S. Open. That year at Shinnecock Hills, Phil Mickelson had one bogey and Retief Goosen and Shigeki Maruyama had two apiece through the first 36 holes of action.
> Brendon Todd, playing in his first U.S. Open, has recorded just two scores over par through the first two rounds of the U.S. Open. It’s the lowest number of holes over par through the first two rounds for a player competing in their first U.S. Open since Woody Austin in 1996, who also had just two scores over par at Oakland Hills.