Kaymer wins PGA in playoff

Martin Kaymer won his first major in a playoff Sunday at a PGA Championship that will be remembered as much for the player who finished fifth.



By (AP)

Published: Mon 16 Aug 2010, 11:39 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:07 AM

The final stroke of this most bizarre major was Kaymer tapping in from 2 feet to win a three-hole playoff over Bubba Watson.

Equally significant was the 4-iron that Dustin Johnson gently placed in the sand behind his ball on the final hole of regulation at Whistling Straits, unaware that he was in one of more than 1,000 bunkers that litters this lunarlike landscape.

Johnson had a one-shot lead playing the 18th hole when he drove it well right into a tiny patch of sand where the gallery had been walking all week. He grounded his club, thinking it was grass that had been killed under a week’s worth of foot traffic. Fans were packed so tight around him that he never gave it another thought.

“Walking up there, seeing the shot, it never once crossed my mind that I was in a sand trap,” Johnson said. “It’s very unfortunate.


More news from Global Sports