Kaymer wins PGA Grand Slam in a playoff


By Josh Ball ,AP

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Martin Kaymer is making a habit of beating Bubba Watson in head-to-head situations, even at an exhibition of major champions in Bermuda.

Kaymer won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Wednesday by surviving a wild day of lead changes. The U.S. Open champion won on the first playoff hole at Port Royal by making a 10-foot birdie and then watching Watson miss his birdie putt from 4 feet.

��I was surprised that he missed it,�� Kaymer said after closing with an even-par 71. ��Obviously, you don’t want to win a golf tournament that way, but I’ll take it.��

British Open and PGA champion Rory McIlroy closed with a 75 and was eight shots behind. Jim Furyk, the alternate in this 36-hole event for the year’s four major champions, had a 73 and was another shot behind.

Watson, the Masters championship, shot 69.

Kaymer chipped in for eagle on the 16th hole at Gleneagles to beat Watson in the Ryder Cup in another European victory. They also met in a playoff in the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, which Kaymer won on the last hole when Watson hit into the water.

Another shot into the water cost Watson at Port Royal.

The stress didn’t end when the Grand Slam was over.