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Monday, May 12, 2014

The Limerick Summary: 2014 THE PLAYERS

Winner: Martin Kaymer

Around the wider world of golf: Daniel Brooks won the Madeira Islands Open on the ET; Valentine Derrey won the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open on the LET; Wei-Ling Hsu won the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic on the Symetra Tour; and Misuzu Narita won the Salonpas Cup on the JLPGA (the Constructivist has the details).

Kaymer sinks par putt on 17

Jim Furyk may have been Mother Nature's favorite, but Mother's Day belonged to Martin Kaymer.

While Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer fought it out around the turn at TPC Sawgrass, Mother Nature allowed Jim Furyk to get all the way to the end of his round before interrupting the day's play. Perhaps it was her way of reminding Martin that there were bigger movers and shakers around than him on the course.

And after the rain delay ended, it looked as if she just might get her way. (It was Mother's Day, after all.) Jim posted at -12 and Martin calmly double-bogeyed the 15th. He entered Sawgrass's final gauntlet at -13 and, after a couple of squirrelly shots at 17, it looked as if he might drop another. Instead, Martin calmly curled in a long par putt and made a relatively easy par on 18 to win. (Well, it was easy if you didn't mind putting in the dark.)

Personally, I'm glad to see Martin Kaymer back in the winner's circle. He's one of those players I enjoy watching, and he's been gone from the top of the game for too long. He's one of only 4 players with a WGC, a TPC, and a major (the other three being Tiger, Phil, and Adam). This win should jumpstart his return to the top of the OWGR, where he'll no longer be #61 when the new rankings come out today.

So this week's Limerick Summary salutes the Germanator's return to the big stage. (Remember when they gave him that nickname, after his PGA win?) Wonder what his game will look like in a month... at Pinehurst?
The thunder at first came from Kaymer…
Then Ma Nature gave him a primer!
She rained on his party
But, in the end, Marty
Is back as a World Rankings climber.
The photo came from the tournament wrap-up page at PGATOUR.com.

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