Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Golf: Martin Holds Nerve to Win

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Golf: Martin Holds Nerve to Win

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MARTIN KAYMER, on course to become only the second German to play in the Ryder Cup, has proved he is not just a talent but a fighter too.

The 23-year-old, tipped for great things by Bernhard Langer, is up from 10th to sixth on the points table after a second victory of the season at the BMW International in Munich.

Yet what a relief it was for him in front of his home fans.

As in Abu Dhabi in January, Kaymer led by six with a round to go. But whereas he was never caught there, this time he followed two bogeys on the front nine with a triplebogey eight on the 11th after making what he admitted afterwards was "a big mistake".

With one to play he trailed Dane Anders Hansen by one, but last season's Rookie of the Year made a two-putt birdie on the par five to tie and did the same for a winning birdie when they went into sudden death. …

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