Kaymer: 'It's not easy to play with Keegan'


PINEHURST, N.C. – There was nothing lost in translation.

Following his second consecutive 65 Martin Kaymer, who led the U.S. Open by eight strokes when he completed his round on Friday, was asked how he would describe Keegan Bradley’s pre-shot routine.

“Different,” said Kaymer, who was paired with Bradley and Jason Dufner for Rounds 1 and 2.

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Bradley’s pre-shot routine has been described by some observers as fidgety and, at times, can be a little too slow for some. In fact, the threesome was warned by officials for being out of position on the group’s second hole on Friday.

Kaymer set a new U.S. Open 36-hole scoring record at 10-under 130, while Bradley finished 1 under on Friday and 2 under for the championship. 

“It's not easy to play with Keegan; I must admit that,” Kaymer said. “Sometimes he takes a little bit more time and sometimes he takes a little bit less time, so it's quite difficult to adjust to. But we know that. I played with Keegan the last few years many times, so we know that his pre-shot routine can change.”