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Kiawah Island (AP) – Germany’s best golfer Martin Kaymer retired early in the PGA 103 Championship.
The 36-year-old from Mittmann played just 1 of 77 on Day Two on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in the US state of South Carolina. With a total of 152 hits, the main winner missed the draw twice and thus qualified for the two crucial rounds at the weekend.
South African player Louis Oostuisen and 50-year-old veteran Phil Mickelson from the USA led each with a 139-stroke difference over the 2018 and 2019 PGA Champions Brooks Quebeca (USA / 140 strokes).
Kaymer lost many strokes on the difficult Route 72 on the Atlantic Coast. In 2010 he won the first of two major PGA Championship titles. The other big stars couldn’t handle the weather either: Golf World’s 1st and 2nd player – Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas (both from the USA) – as well as Spaniard Sergio Garcia failed to cut.
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