Martin Kaymer Beats Bubba Watson in a 3-Hole Playoff To Win The Pga at Whistling Straits

Martin Kaymer has won the PGA Championship in a three-hole playoff that did not includeDustin Johnson, who was penalized two strokes for grounding his club in a bunker on the last hole.

Dustin Johnson was knocked out of a playoff with Watson and Kaymer after a controversial ruling that Johnson had grounded his club in a sand trap.

Martin Kaymer is a man we are likely to be hearing a lot more of in the future. Kaymer, 23, is an up-and-coming German who was named the European Tour’s Rookie of the Year in 2007. He is tall, calm and a good striker of the ball and, after an outstanding six-under-par 66 yesterday, is leading the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

In 2009, Kaymer almost defended his title at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship but finished in a tie for second, one stroke behind winner Paul Casey. He continued his success in the Middle East by finishing in a tie for fourth at the Dubai Desert Classic. Kaymer won his third European Tour event in July, winning the Open de France ALSTOM. Kaymer defeated Lee Westwood on the first hole of a playoff. Westwood hit his approach shot into the water which allowed Kaymer to pick up the win. The win moved Kaymer into the top 100 of the European Tour Career Earnings list.

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