Germany’s top golfer martin kaymer must continue to wait for his first tournament victory in four years, despite a clear trend on the course.
The 33-year-old from mettmann played a round of 68 at the european tour event in pulheim near poland and finished the BMW international open, which is endowed with two million euros, in second place with a total of 279 strokes. The victory went to matt wallace from england, who completed a strong round of 65 on the par 72 course and in the end needed only one stroke less than his german competitor.
"I unfortunately had a blackout at the wrong time. This is bitter for me, because it was just here in germany," said kaymer after his return to the clubhouse at the gut larchenhof to the TV station sport1 and played on the 17. Hole to. There kaymer missed the chance for the win. The first assumption went much too far. "That was just a real bummer," kaymer said. All in all, the former world number one had impressed the spectators on sunday.
Dusseldorf’s maximilian kieffer finished the tournament in joint twelfth place. The two rheinlanders had gone into the final round full of hope, with no less than four other professionals with the same strokes in the lead. Success would have been kaymer’s first win since his 2014 us open triumph. Kieffer still waiting for his first ever win on the european tour.
"The short game was already very good. All in all, it was a positive week, but it could have been even better," said kaymer, who hasn’t really had a smooth ride lately. The former number one in the world slipped to position 127 in the world rankings. At the US open last week, the two-time major winner played an opening round of 83, 13 strokes over the course standard.
"Every point is important, especially with a view to the ryder cup," said kaymer, who, however, has hardly any chance left to qualify for the golf spectacle via the rankings. The captain of the european team, dane thomas bjorn, can however award four wildcards and thus still enable kaymer’s participation in the duel between europe and the USA. The ryder cup will be held from 28. To be held for the first time in paris by september 30. Kaymer last played four times in a row for team europe against the americans.