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Kaymer shoots 63 to win HSBC Champions

11-07-2011 11:23 BJT

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In the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, overnight leader Fredrik Jacobson expected to win his second title in 2011, but an unexpected contender built a last-minute challenge on Sunday afternoon.

Jacobson began the day with a two-shot lead. But the Swede failed to keep his advantage. He shot a dismal 71, and it deprived him of his hard-fought championship. But former world No. 1 Martin Kaymer of Germany roared up the leaderboard. He was in superb form on Sunday, highlighting a strong finish with a great series of clutch shots.

Kaymer started the day five shots off Jacobson’s pace. Then, he swept clear at the top of the chart with a run of nine birdies over his final 12 holes. Kaymer’s streak couldn’t be stopped. He shot a brilliant 63 to win the Champions event. The 26-year-old finished with a total of 268, 20-under par. Jacobson finished the tournament three strokes behind, and Briton Graeme McDowell came in third.

Martin Kaymer of Germany hits the ball from the rough
of the 2nd green during the final of the HSBC
Champions golf tournament in Shanghai, China Sunday,
Nov. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Martin Kaymer of Germany greets spectator as he
walks to the 18th green during the HSBC Champions
golf tournament in Shanghai, China Sunday, Nov. 6,
2011. Kaymer won the tournament with the score of 20
under. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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