PGA Championship: Kaymer Edges Watson in Playoff
Martin Kaymer of Germany came from behind in a three-hole playoff against American Bubba Watson on Sunday at Whistling Straits to win the PGA Championship and his first major.
Kaymer shot a 2-under 70 in the final round, including a 15-foot par putt in his last hole to catch Watson at 11-under 277. In the playoff, Kaymer was behind by one stroke in the second playoff hole when he sank a birdie from 15 feet on the par-3 17th. Watson then went for broke in the final hole, but his drive left him in bad lie before landing in the water in his next shot. He ended the hole with a tap in for double bogey, giving Kaymer an easy two-putt bogey and the win.
However, Kaymer’s win was overshadowed by the misfortune that struck Dustin Johnson, who was forced out of the playoff after incurring a two-stroke penalty for grounding his club in a bunker that he thought was a footpath. The penalty, which was assessed on the 18th hole, dropped Johnson from 277 to 279 and out of the playoff.