Martin Kaymer Wins USPGA Event

Martin Kaymer Wins USPGA EventMartin Kaymer has beaten Bubba Watson in an exciting playoff end to the 2010 USPGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

An exceptional end to an action pack weekend of golf saw the young German win the playoff by one stroke. This was Kaymer’s first major victory and if this form this weekend is to go by then most likely not his last.

It had looked like Dustin Johnson would be joining Watson and Kaymer in the final three hole playoff after the American had missed a Championship winning putt on the 18th to 11-under-par.

However officials overturned the score after ruling that Johnson had grounded his club on the approach shot of the 18th. This meant a two shot penalty which left his joint fourth for the championship.

This meant that it would be a straight two way play off for the final major of the season and the holes to be played were the 10th, 17th and 18th.

First blood went to the American as he picked up a birdie on the 10th after nearly hitting the green from his tee shot. Kaymer responded on the 17th as he picked up a birdie after a brilliant 10 foot putt.

This left the two level pegging heading into the final hole of the day but Watson drove into the rough and then tried to find the green from a difficult lie but instead found the water to finish with a 6.

Kaymer then chipped onto the green knowing that he could take two putts and still take the victory, he accomplished this and won the playoff by a stroke.

“It is just an amazing feeling. I don’t realise what has just happened – I just won my first major and I am just on Tour for four years. I have goosebumps.”