Heading into the final day of action at the 2014 U.S. Open, it's Martin Kaymer's championship to lose.
Entering moving day with a six-stroke lead, Kaymer ended up dropping from 10-under to eight-under with his third round Saturday. It didn't much matter though, as the rest of the field scaled back and allowed him to hold a five-stroke lead heading into the final round.
His lead is far from untouchable, but another round similar to his previous three will certainly earn Kaymer his second major championship.
Let's take a look at the updated scoreboard and break down how to catch Day 4's action.
When: Sunday, June 15 from noon to 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Rickie Fowler Will Take Sole Possession of 2nd Place
None of the golfers within striking distance of Kaymer were able to make a move toward the lead Saturday, but Rickie Fowler ignored his score of even par entering the day and played his best golf.
Fowler shot an even par in both of his first two rounds but stood out with a round of 67 Saturday, which tied Erik Compton for both the best round of the day and second place entering Sunday.
Despite his young age, Fowler is no stranger to competing late in major tournaments. However, he's failed to finish better than a tie for fifth in any major, and his best finish in the U.S. Open was a tie for 10th in 2013.
Now he's a year older and in a much better position. Fowler is used to the pressure and will rise above it to post a strong score good for second place when Sunday's round is up.
Martin Kaymer Will Easily Win U.S. Open
Let's face it: Even if one of the contenders close by makes a surge Sunday, Kaymer has his hands all over this U.S. Open trophy.
Kaymer's rounds of 65 both Thursday and Friday were something to see, and his 130 strokes through two rounds set a U.S. Open record.
How many strokes will Kaymer win the U.S. Open by?
He didn't match that Saturday, but he didn't have to. The best score behind him to start the day was four-under, and at the end of the day, it was three-under—meaning that although Kaymer shot over par on the day, he still ended with a sizable lead.
Kaymer was playing with a huge lead Saturday, but it could have evaporated with a string of bad holes. He got into unfavorable positions plenty of times throughout the day, but rose above it to post a strong round.
That bodes well for him entering Sunday. He's in the home stretch, and it would be shocking at this point to see Kaymer do anything other than wrap up the 2014 U.S. Open quite easily.
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