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Martin Kaymer ties course record with a 63 at Sawgrass

Fri., May 9, 2014

Former PGA champion Martin Kaymer has tied the course record with a 9-under-par 63 to take a two-shot lead Thursday in the opening round of The Players Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Kaymer got up-and-down from a bunker on the par-5 ninth hole to end his round with four straight birdies. Along with tying the course record on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, he broke the nine-hole record with a 29. It gave the 29-year-old German a two-shot lead over Russell Henley. Kaymer became the fourth player to shoot 63 at the TPC Sawgrass. The others were Fred Couples (1992), Greg Norman (1994) and Roberto Castro (2013). Kaymer has gone over two years since his last win in the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. – Associated Press

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