Martin Kaymer made a stunning par-save on 17, and a further par at the 18th to secure the Players Championship – his first win in two years.
Kaymer began the day tied for the lead with Jordan Spieth, however it was another American, Jim Furyk, who would prove to be his closest challenger.
As Martin Kaymer stepped onto the 16th tee, following a lengthy weather delay, he was three shots ahead. However, his tee-shot missed to the left, and he ran up a double-bogey, leaving Fuyrk feeling a surprise win may be on the cards.
Fuyrk finished 12-under-par for the tournament, and watched anxiously as Kaymer’s approach to the 17th green almost span off the front of the green. From there Martin Kaymer left his chip 30-feet short of the hole, leaving him with a daunting par putt.
However, the German showed nervous of steel and made the putt, retaining his one shot advantage. The final hole proved to be less dramatic as a three-footer was all that was need to see Martin Kaymer crowned the Players Champion, finishing on 13-under.
"I really, really wanted it, and it gives me a lot of satisfaction.”
“Today the last few holes, it was not about how good I play or how bad I play, it's about how much you want that win.” Kaymer said after the win.
“You can hit good golf shots, but everybody hits some bad golf shots. How bad are the bad ones? And how much do you want to bring it home the last three, four holes?”
“I didn't show much of it the first two; I know that. But 17 and 18, I really, really wanted it, and it gives me a lot of satisfaction.” He added.
The win was particularly emotional for Martin Kaymer as the win came on Mothers day, a fitting tribute to his mother who passed away six years ago.
“We show our parents way too little, way too less. We always need some occasions to show them, which is what you realize when they're not there anymore. So to win on those days, it adds a little bit of a nice thing to the whole week.” Said an emotional Martin Kaymer.
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