2015 U.S. Open: Five Struggling Golfers Who Could Win

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Jun 16, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; Martin Kaymer addresses the media in a press conference during practice rounds on Tuesday at Chambers Bay. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a rough year for Martin Kaymer who hasn’t been able to carry over the success he had last summer over into this season.

It all started at The Masters last year where Kaymer posted a career best T-31 at Augusta. Kaymer carried that momentum for the rest of 2014. Kaymer posted a T-23 and T-18 before winning at The PLAYERS.

Kaymer posted a T-18 at the BMW PGA Championship and then Kaymer topped it all off with a win at the U.S. Open.

Kaymer will be looking to regain a little bit of that magic this week and it could realistically happen.

Chambers Bay is a course that correlates with some other courses Kaymer has had tons of success at in the past.

For example, Whistling Straits hosted the 2010 PGA Championship and it was a tournament that Kaymer won.

Earlier that year in 2010, St. Andrews hosted The Open Championship; that was a tournament where Kaymer finished T-7. And when we look to last year’s U.S. Open played at Pinehurst, Kaymer won that.

These three courses have elements that make up Chambers Bay. That should give Kaymer some confidence heading in and suit his eye. Plus, Kaymer has a history of playing bad, but then making a 180 and playing great all of a sudden.

Kaymer is someone you shouldn’t count out and there is another former U.S. Open Champion that you shouldn’t quickly write off just yet.

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