Kaymer is 10-under, with his 130 total being the lowest ever for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open, and he's basically running away with this championship heading into the weekend.
Now comes the tough part. Kaymer has 36 holes left at Pinehurst and he will not only be battling the guys trying to sneak up the leaderboard, but he has to battle all the things going on in his head over the next two days. Kaymer has won a major championship before, but he didn't have some huge lead heading into the last day at Whistling Straits like he has here, and this big of a lead could make him play a bit different, which might not be the right approach.
That said, Kaymer seems like he understands the situation, even saying after his great Friday round that there is a ton of golf left to be played.
"It's not a done deal," Kaymer said. "You don't approach Saturday and Sunday in a relaxed way. There's never a time where you can relax. Unless it's Sunday afternoon and you're raising the trophy, then you can relax. Until then, you've got to keep playing."
While the obvious answer is the second straight 65 by Kaymer, the round of the day not belonging to Kaymer goes to Brendon Todd.
The man that has been red-hot the last month after his Byron Nelson win is playing in his first ever U.S. Open, but it sure hasn't looked like it after the first two rounds. His opening round 69 was solid, but it was his 3-under 67 on Friday that landed him in the final group for the third round.
Todd didn't make a bogey on Friday, saving multiple pars on his way in before getting to the 18th where he stuck his approach shot to just a few feet and hit a solid putt that just rolled the high lip, settling for a par and that impressive 67.
While nobody really gave Martin Kaymer's 10-under score a run in the afternoon wave, we did see some early players make up some ground at the U.S. Open.
Adam Scott went out early and posted a 3-under 67 to get back to even for the week, while Dustin Johnson and Keegan Bradley both followed up their opening round 69s with that same score to get a little closer to Kaymer.
Rory McIlroy also made a small move with his second round 68, and sits at 1-under for the championship with two rounds to play.
This Ken Duke par save was absolutely incredible.
"Yeah, I played with Martin these first two days. He's playing so good. It's fun to watch. I played well as well, but it was fun watching him hit every fairway, every green and make every putt. It was pretty awesome." — Keegan Bradley, who sits at 2-under
Some big names will not be making the weekend, with Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner and Hunter Mahan all missing the cut at the U.S. Open.
Martin Kaymer is the first player in major championship history to open with two rounds of 65 or better.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) June 13, 2014
The decision by the USGA to move the tees up on the par-4 third hole allowed players to take chances on Friday and go for the green.
It worked out great for our leader, who knocked his driver right in the middle of the green for an effort-free birdie and a decision that was rewarded thanks to the tees being moved and his commitment to hitting driver.
Morph Keegan Bradley's pre-shot routine with Jason Dufner's waggle, and you've got Jennifer Lopez.— Dan Jenkins (@danjenkinsgd) June 13, 2014
The third round begins Saturday morning, with coverage beginning at 12 PM ET on NBC and going until the conclusion of play.