PINEHURST, N.C. -- At this point, Martin Kaymer can dream a little bigger than 8-over par.
The first-day leader of the U.S. Open pulled off the implausible on Friday, matching Thursday's record-setting round of 65. (Heading into the tourney, no golfer had ever posted a 65 or lower in U.S. Open play at Pinehurst. Kaymer has incredibly done it twice.)
As such, the 29-year-old German and former world's top-ranked golfer (2011) now sits at 10-under after 36 holes.
For what it's worth, Kaymer fell one shot short of Rory McIlroy's U.S. Open for lowest under-par score after 36 holes (11-under in 2011). But he got his revenge on Rory on the flip side, clipping McIlroy (131) for the lowest aggregate score after 36 holes (130) in U.S. Open history
Kaymer is also one of six golfers in U.S. Open history to be securely at -10 under or better after 36 holes -- a distinguished group that includes McIlroy, Dr. Gil Morgan, Ricky Barnes and Tiger Woods, among others.
Of equal importance, Kaymer stro...