German golfer Martin Kaymer kept his lead in round four at Pinehurst No. 2 to win the U.S. Open.

None of the competition made much of a charge against the 29-year-old, who just won his second major title. He also won the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010.

Kaymer birdied the third hole, had a bogey at the seventh, and rolled in a another birdie at the ninth.

Americans Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler were the closest competitors to Kaymer all day.

Kaymer parred the 17th hole to take an eight-shot lead going into the 18th hole.

Kaymer hit his ball into the rough on the 18th hole, but it didn't stop him. He finished with a par on the hole to play one-under-par for the day.

Kaymer played 65 in round one, 65 in round 2, and 72 in round three of play and 69 for the final round.

Only three players finished the tournament under par.

Compton finished at 1-under-par overall, as did Fowler, tying for second place.

The winner of the U.S. Open earned $1.6 million for the victory. Kaymer is the first German to win the U.S. Open.