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Martin Kaymer wins in exciting finish

Martin Kaymer birdied the last hole to win a second Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday.

Kaymer, winner in 2008 and joint runner-up last year, carded a final round six-under par 66 for a 21-under par total to finish a stroke clear of Briton Ian Poulter who missed with his birdie attempt at the last.

Fellow Briton Rory McIlroy was third on 19-under.

The trio came to the last with Kaymer finding the par five 18th in two, helped by his 252-metre 3-wood second shot, while both Poulter and McIlroy missed the fairway and were forced to lay-up short of the green.

Kaymer, 25, putted from 60-feet and then calmly rolled in his two-foot birdie putt before Poulter’s birdie attempt stopped some two feet beyond the hole.

“It has been four fantastic days, especially today,” Kaymer said after his fifth European Tour success.

“I played very solid especially the front nine, and I was hitting a lot of fairways and hitting a lot of greens along with a lot of good putts.

“So I am really pleased with a 66 as it was very tight in the middle of the round where Mr Poulter made a few birdies and then all of a sudden Mr McIlroy made a few birdies and I was not leading the tournament.

“So I was one behind after 12 holes so to win with a 66 is very pleasing.”

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