On his native ground Germany he finished with 73 in the round of 71. But he completed 12 shots while in the lead of halfway. Danny Willett joined him in the halfway. In fact Rafael Cabrera of Spain and Pablo Larrazabal together with Emiliano Grillo of Argentina were below 12.
Hi second round included a double bogey and three bogeys. He is aiming to be the first to conquer majors consecutively after Padraig Harrington who scored in 2008. He is going with that aim at Royal Liverpool in Open Championship. At Pinehurst from the beginning to the end he has tasted victory. A second title of the major and U.S Open for the first time read his record. He dominated Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler, the two Americans with 8 shots. He led by 5 shots overnight and scored 69 with overall 9 under par.
In five years he has become the fourth European and first from the Continent of Europe to have won in five years. He emulates his compatriot Bernhard Langer and hopes that he has made him proud and also Germany proud. He scored two round of peerless in 65 to equal the record of the mark of 36-hole and also got himself a lead in the halfway of the U.S Open. But in the weekend he grew more firm to win the tournament and seventh man.
He has joined the ranks of high ranked players. He likes coming to play to courses that have its own history. The Players Championship was also won by him in May. It was a great performance on his side. So his start has been sensational so far. His style of attacking remains the same he has not altered his style at any cost in spite of playing sensibly.