PGA champion Kaymer clinches Dutch Open

Germany’s Martin Kaymer, the PGA champion, cruised to a four-shot win at the Dutch Open, handing European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie another timely boost.

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Published: Sun 12 Sep 2010, 10:16 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:18 AM

The 25-year-old’s win means that five successive titles have now been claimed by members of the European team.

After Kaymer won his first Major last month at Whistling Straits, Peter Hanson took the Czech Open, Edoardo Molinari claimed the Johnnie Walker Championship while Miguel Angel Jimenez was the European Masters champion.

Kaymer, who had been the overnight leader, finished on 14 under par after a closing four under 66 with Christian Nilsson of Sweden and Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti sharing second on 10 under.

British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, who just survived the cut, fired a 65 to join David Horsey, Jose Manuel Lara and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano in a share of fourth on nine under.

“I was ready to win again,” said Kaymer, who took three weeks off after his PGA triumph.

His win also took him clear of Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, the US Open champion, at the top of The Race to Dubai.

“I felt very strong and I was very patient,” added Kaymer, who now has three titles in 2010.

“The Majors are the biggest tournaments we play all year and if you win one of those it gives you probably the biggest confidence you can get.

“It was my goal to play well here, but I was not expecting to win again. It’s a nice feeling.”

Kaymer was in charge from the start, extending his overnight lead of one stroke to three as his rivals fell away.

His lead was stretched to four by the 16th with another birdie after landing his approach to within six feet.

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