Now Kaymer eyes ‘German Slam’

After romping to victory at the US Open on Sunday, Martin Kaymer has set his sights on winning the Open Championship at Hoylake.

The German coasted to an eight-shot wire-to-wire victory at Pinehurst to add a US Open title to the PGA Championship trophy he claimed in 2010.

Since his countryman and mentor twice lifted the Masters title, the Open Championship is the only major title that hasn’t been won by a German player.

“We almost have the German Grand Slam, it’s only the Open missing,” Kaymer joked after his dominating victory.

“Winning the PGA, winning this one now, I hope it will make Bernhard proud. I’m sure it will make all Germany proud.”

Kaymer’s victory last week was a memorable one in many respects. His consecutive opening rounds of 65 helped him to the lowest score ever at the halfway stage of the US Open.

His six-shot lead at the 36-hole stage matched Tiger Woods (2000) and McIlroy (2011), while he became the second player after McIlroy three years ago to reach double digits below par after two rounds.