The scene had a symbolic character. Martin Kaymer stood on the sand bunker, he shook, barely noticeably in the head, picked up visibly baffled the arms, and let it fall. There was also no obvious explanation for the drop in performance of the 35-Year-old on the second day of the PGA Championship in San Francisco. 24 hours earlier, after a magnificent 66 in the Top Three, failed Kaymer with an inferior 82 in the second round on the Cut.
Twelve over Par in the day's standings, eight on the Cut, of course, three into the no-man's land crashed a indisputable balance for a Golfer of Kaymers Format. Especially the first nine holes of the second round overthrew the 35-Year-old into the sporting Disaster, from the simple hole in one, he played one over Par. It Bogeys, double Bogeys and even a Triple-Bogey for just a Birdie on the second Nine followed.
in 2010, had won Kaymer, the PGA Championship, it was his first of two titles in a Major, the second one followed at the US Open 2014. In February 2011, Kaymer was the number one in the world, now he is listed at Position 128. Kaymer had because of the Corona-forced break played since mid-March, only a tournament, last week he retired at the Barracuda Championship in Truckee, already after two rounds. His expectations of the PGA Championship were "very low, to be honest, because I knew where my game is at".
First, it was very good, Kaymer began his round on track 10, played on the first round with a strong second Nine. On the Par-70 course, three Birdies and on the web 5 even an Eagle takes him from track 17 to track 2 first. "This Eagle was very special," he said. As special as a day later, the second round, to him, nothing more was achieved.Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 08:19