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Monday, 16 June 2014
Martin Kaymer  (Getty Images)
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SUNDAY JUNE 15, 2014 – US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

• His 11th European Tour International Schedule victory in his 171st European Tour event.

• Could move to just outside the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 28th. 

• His first European Tour victory since the 2011 WGC – HSBC Champions. This is a gap of two years and 221 days. This represents his biggest gap between European Tour victories.

• Has played in 50 European Tour events between European Tour victories.

• This victory represents his best European Tour finish since his 2011 victory in the WGC – HSBC Champions.

• This victory beats his previous best 2014 European Tour performance of tied 12th in the BMW PGA Championship.

• His second Major Championship victory in his 26th Major Championship appearance. (Won his first Major, the 2010 US PGA Championship in his 12th Major appearance).

• His first victory in the US Open Championship comes in his seventh US Open Championship appearance and first at Pinehurst No.2.

• This victory would beat his previous best US Open Championship performance of tied eighth in 2010.

• His fifth top ten finish of his Major Championship career from his 26th appearances.

• The first player from Continental Europe to win the US Open Championship.

• This victory beats the best previous finish by a Continental Europe in the US Open Championship of second by Grégory Havret in 2010 and tied second by Miguel Angel Jiménez in 2000.

OTHER FACTS

• The fourth European Tour Member to win the US Open Championship in the past five seasons. He follows: Graeme McDowell (2010), Rory McIlroy (2011) and Justin Rose (2013).

• The first wire-to-wire winner of the US Open Championship with no ties since Rory McIlroy in 2011.

• The eighth wire-to-wire victory in US Open Championship history. They are: Walter Hagen (1914), Jim Barnes (1921), Ben Hogan (1953), Tony Jacklin (1970), Tiger Woods (2000 and 2002), Rory McIlroy (2011) and Martin Kaymer (2014).

• Led by three shots after 18 holes, six after 36 and five after 54 and won by eight.

• The fourth wire-to-wire winner of the 2014 European Tour season and third with no ties.

• The second wire-to-wire victory of his European Tour career. The first was the 2008 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

• The ninth player to win this season on The European Tour when leading or sharing the lead going into the final round.

• The 50th time that the 54 hole leader has go onto win the US Open Championship.

• Only the third time in the last ten US Open Championships that the 54 hole leader has gone onto win. They are: Tiger Woods (2008), Rory McIlroy (2011) and Martin Kaymer (2014).

• His winning margin of eight shots is the biggest in the US Open Championship since Rory McIlroy won by eight in 2011.

• His eight shot winning margin is the largest in a Major Championship since Rory McIlroy at the 2012 US PGA Championship.

• His winning margin of eight is the equal fourth biggest in US Open Championship history. The biggest are: 15 (Tiger Woods in 2000), 11 (Willie Smith in 1899), nine (Jim Barnes in 1921) and eight (Rory McIlroy in 2011 and Martin Kaymer in 2014).

• His eighth shot winning margin is the largest on The European Tour in 2014, beating the seven by Lee Westwood in the Maybank Malaysian Open.

• His eight shot winning margin is the largest on The European Tour since Charl Schwartzel won the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Championship by 12.

• The 29th different non-American to win the US Open Championship.

• The 35th non-American victory in US Open Championship history.

• The eighth different European Tour Member to win the US Open Championship. They are: Ernie Els (1994, 1997), Retief Goosen (2001, 2004), Michael Campbell (2005), Angel Cabrera (2007), Graeme McDowell (2010), Rory McIlroy (2011), Justin Rose (2013) and Martin Kaymer (2014). 

• The tenth victory in the US Open Championship by European Tour Members overall.

• Becomes the 47th Major Championship victory by a European Tour Member since 1979.

• Becomes the fourth Continental European Tour to record multiple Major Championship victories. They are: Seve Ballesteros (five), Bernhard Langer, José Maria Olazábal and now Martin Kaymer (all two).

• Becomes the 13th different European Tour Member to record multiple Major Championships.

• Becomes the 12th Major Championship won by a Continental European. 

• Becomes the 79th different player to record multiple Major Championship victories.

• Becomes the 18th different player to win the US Open Championship and US PGA Championship.

• Becomes the first player since Rory McIlroy (2011 us Open Championship and 2012 US PGA Championship), to make these two Majors their first two Major titles.

• The 65th German victory in European Tour history.

• The first German victory on The European Tour since Marcel Siem at the 2013 Trophée Hassan II.

• His 20th professional win and second this season, following The Players’ Championship on the US PGA Tour.

• Moves over €16 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of 2021.

• Gains a ten year exemption into the US Open Championship and five years into the Masters Tournament and Open Championship.(Already got a lifetime exemption into the US PGA Championship).

• Gains a place into the 2014 PGA Grand Slam of Golf and 2015 Volvo Golf Champions. (Already exempt into the 2014 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and 2014 WGC – HSBC Champions).

• Moves to 240.77 in The Ryder Cup World Points List.

• Becomes the 12th European Tour win of the 2014 season by a former Challenge Tour player. They are: Morten Ørum Madsen (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni), Thomas Björn (Nedbank Golf Challenge), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), Pablo Larrazábal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Stephen Gallacher (Omega Dubai Desert Classic), Ross Fisher (Tshwane Open), Marco Crespi (NH Collection Open), Alexander Levy (Volvo China Open) and Felipe Aguilar (The Championship at Laguna National),  Daniel Brooks (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), Mikael Lundberg (Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity) and Martin Kaymer (US Open Championship).

• Becomes the 341st European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

• Becomes the sixth Major Championship victory by a former Challenge Tour player. They are:  Michael Campbell (2005 US Open Championship), Trevor Immelman (2008 Masters Tournament), Louis Oosthuizen (2010 Open Championship) and Martin Kaymer (2010 US PGA Championship, 2014 US Open Championship), and Justin Rose (2013 US Open Championship).

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