|Birdie man of Shanghai.|
In Shanghai at the WGC-HSBC Champions, Kaymer played the first 60 holes 11 under par. Then bam—nine birdies on the final 12 holes. He closed out the back nine with a stunning 29 for a final-round 63. Kaymer’s 20-under total was good for a three-shot victory over Fredrik Jacobson.
“It was the first time I have had a run of birdies like that since I shot a 59 on the EPD Tour in Germany in my first year as a professional,” Kaymer told reporters.
Win early, win late. Maybe it’s the Kaymer way. He won in September and October last year. Now he has bagged a huge one in November, his first WGC title and the first ever by a German. He also moved up two spots in the OWGR to No. 4.
• 10th European Tour victory.
• Money total of €2,830,264 in The Race to Dubai.
• More than €2 million in earnings for third consecutive European Tour season.
• Multiple wins on European Tour for fourth consecutive season.
• Final round of 63 (-9) is the lowest final round for a winner in any WGC stroke-play event.
−The Armchair Golfer