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Martin Kaymer returns to elite with a dominant US Open win at Pinehurst No. 2

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    Martin Kaymer, of Germany hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt York)The Associated Press

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    Erik Compton watches his putt on the first hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Associated Press

Martin Kaymer of Germany won the U.S. Open on Sunday with four days of dominance at Pinehurst No. 2.

Kaymer won his second major championship. He made a 15-foot par putt on the last hole for a 1-under 69, giving him an eight-shot victory over Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton.

He became only the seventh player in 114 years of the U.S. Open to go wire-to-wire, and no one ever had a chance. Kaymer led by at least four shots for the final 48 holes of this U.S. Open.

Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, was the only player to give him a serious challenge until consecutive bogeys early on the back nine. He closed with a 72 and gets a reasonable consolation prize — a trip to the Masters.