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US Open: Martin Kaymer Claims Second Major

16/06/2014 08:08 BST | Updated 16/06/2014 08:59 BST

Martin Kaymer set his sights on winning the Open Championship at Hoylake next month to complete a "German Grand Slam" following his wire-to-wire triumph in the US Open.

Kaymer cruised to an eight-shot victory over Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton at Pinehurst to add the US Open title to his US PGA Championship victory in 2010.

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Kaymer has now won two of the three US-based majors

And with his friend and mentor Bernhard Langer having won the US Masters twice, the Open is the only major championship yet to have been won by a German player.

"We almost have the German Grand Slam, it's only the Open missing," Kaymer joked after a final round of 69 gave him a nine-under-par total of 271, the second lowest total in US Open history. "Winning the PGA, winning this one now, I hope it will make Bernhard proud. I'm sure it will make all Germany proud."

Successive rounds of 65 - the lowest in a US Open at Pinehurst - meant Kaymer had equalled the lowest halfway total in major championship history, as well as eclipsing the US Open record of 131 set by Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011.