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Power players Johnson, Stenson chasing Kaymer

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PINEHURST, N.C. – If 54-hole leader Martin Kaymer falters during the U.S. Open final round, there might be a pair of power players ready to pounce.

Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson will each begin the day at 2-under par, six strokes behind Kaymer after matching scores of 69-69-70.

While the U.S. Open often rewards the plodders and grinders, it might take a few big hitters known for providing birdies in bunches to chase down Kaymer from behind.

“I’ve yet to feel like I’ve played a great round of golf,” Johnson explained. “It’s in there. Hopefully tomorrow is my great round. I’ve been playing pretty well on Sundays this year. Hopefully I continue that.”