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PGA Champion Martin Kaymer moves to world no. 5
August 16, 2010

Martin Kaymer won the US PGA Championship, the final Major Championship of the season in a three-hole play-off with left-hander Bubba Watson, after Dustin Johnson incurred a two stroke penalty for grounding his club in a bunker on the 72nd hole costing him a place in the play-off.

Watson birdied the first extra hole and Kaymer birdied the second. After Watson found water on the third extra hole with his second shot Kaymer played his second shot safely and a bogey five won the title for him. Kaymer moves to a career best 5th in the world, a jump of 8 positions.

Bubba Watson's second place moves him 25 spots up the Ranking to 26th, while Rory McIlroy, who finished in a tie for third - his third 3rd place finish in the last four majors - moves up one place to world no. 7.

The unfortunate Dustin Johnson, who saw himself relegated into a tie for 5th, moves up five places to world no. 24.

The week's other winners were Hunter Haas at the Price Cutter Charity Championship Presented by Dr Pepper on the Nationwide Tour, Mark Tullo at the Rolex Trophy on the Challenge Tour and Aaron Goldberg at the Jane Rogers Championship on the Canadian Tour.


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