Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida -
Martin Kaymer, played wire to wire this week at The Player’s Championship and deservedly lifted the trophy on a late Sunday finish. Going into the final round tied for the lead with a determined Jordan Spieth at -13, Kaymer’s new approach to his game served him well. Starting his round strong, Spieth seemed to be unsettled after his “Bogey-Free” run came to an end on the Par 4, 5th hole and made the turn 2 shots behind the leader after the first 9 holes. After having to scramble to make Par thereafter, Spieth never seemed to regain his composure to remain a threat to Kaymer in lead and cursing to victory.
While the battle between Spieth and Kaymer took the front seat, the veteran Jim Furyk managed a 32 on the cards for the front nine and had no intention of slowing down as he closed off his round. At the 18th for Par, Furyk needed a short putt to finish off but was stopped short at address when the siren was sounded for a lightening warning. Furyk managed to make the putt when he returned and finished on 66 for the round and -12 for the tournament.
Furyk found himself watching in the clubhouse again this weekend as Kaymer sealed the deal.
The previous world’s number one picks up a win after a two year dry spell and seems better prepared to handle pressure at the top.
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