Kaymer charges on

Martin Kaymer of Germany, holds The Players championship trophy at TPC Sawgrass, Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – Martin Kaymer is the overwhelming leader at the midway point of the U.S. Open, doing it in record-setting fashion on Friday.

The German fired his second straight 5-under 65 to move six shots ahead of Brendon Todd. Kaymer’s 10-under 130 total is the lowest score for the first two rounds in U.S. Open history, one shot better than the mark set by Rory McIlroy at Congressional three years ago.

Kaymer teed off early Friday morning and owned an eight-shot advantage when he walked off the course. His six-shot edge ties him with McIlroy and Tiger Woods for the largest lead through 36 holes.

Phil Mickelson made the cut, although he’s 13 shots back.

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