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Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR): 28
FedEx Cup: 18
Last Three Results: 1, T18, T23
Players Performance: Winner, winner: Martin Kaymer won The Players on the strength of an opening-round 63 and a brilliant par save during the final round.
The German was cruising Sunday until a weather delay and lengthy wait got in the way.
At the 15th hole, however, Kaymer made a series of poor decisions that led ultimately to a double bogey on the hole, which reduced his lead from three strokes to one. And when he nearly found the water with his tee shot at the 17th hole (due largely to a bad break) and chunked his second shot, the golfer seemed to be coming unhinged.
However, Kaymer made a brilliant read of a 30-foot putt that broke nearly 10 feet, expertly matching line and speed to save par. The putt, which couldn't have had more than a 2 percent chance of finding the cup, allowed the former PGA champion to head to the final hole with a one-stroke lead.
Disaster averted, Kaymer secured his second PGA Tour victory. Accordingly, his stock is up.