Deutschland ueber alles - Martin Kaymer takes NGC 2012 !

Posted on: 03 Dec 2012

report by Ursula Brown Managing Editor and Patrick Allen National Photographic Editor Cape Info SA (assisted by Xylan de Jager)

Martin Kaymer (winner Nedbank Golf Challenge) joined his fellow country-man and role model, Bernhard Langer (winner Nedbank Champions Challenge) to make history with both tournament winners from the same country.  

Martin Kaymer shot a 3-under-par final round to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge title by two shots from Charl Schwartzel and collect a prize of $1.25 million. The 27-year-old German had a mixed round at Sun City, South Africa, including an eagle, four birdies, a bogey and double-bogey as he finished at 8-under for the tournament.

South Africa’s Schwartzel matched Kaymer’s round to finish 6-under at Gary Player Country Club, with Bill Haas of the U.S. at 3-under. Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa was 1-over as he slipped out of contention, six shots back.

Martin Kaymer survived a late wobble to hold on for his first title of the year with victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City. The overnight leader bogeyed the 15th hole to see his advantage at the top of the leaderboard cut to one stroke by South Africa's Charl Schwartzel but held his nerve the rest of the way to prevail by two strokes. Kaymer finished on eight under par overall, with Schwartzel at six under and American Bill Haas alone in third, three strokes further back.

Final leaderboard
(SA unless stated)
-8 M Kaymer (Ger)
-6 C Schwartzel
-3 B Haas (US)
-2 L Oosthuizen
-1 L Westwood (Eng)

Pic 1 : Martin Kaymer (Germany) takes the honours
Pic 2 : Louis Oosthuizen on day three 
Pic 3 : Charl's Caddy contemplates carefully....
Pic 4 : Crowds out in force on the 9th...