Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Kaymer Close to Being a Big Idiot; Golf

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Kaymer Close to Being a Big Idiot; Golf

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MARTIN KAYMER arrived in Scotland a Ryder Cup hero - but fully aware of how close he was to being "the biggest idiot".

The 27-year-old is taking part in the Dunhill Links Championship, an event which he won two years ago.

And he said of his crucial last hole at Medinah: "It was such a fine line between being the hero or the biggest idiot - and fortunately it went the right way."

Kaymer also gave a possible explanation for sending his 25-foot first putt on the final green against Steve Stricker six feet past - the moment a magnificent comeback by Jose Maria Olazabal's side looked as if it might suffer a late twist.

The German, however, held his nerve to make the par needed for his side to retain the trophy.

Kaymer revealed he told caddie Craig Connolly before his birdie attempt: "I want to make that putt, I want the ultimate thrill. …

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