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Kaymer clinches Scottish Open win

CLUBHOUSE SCORES: GB & Ire unless stated
-15 M Kaymer (Ger) -13 R Jacquelin (Fra), G Fernandez-Castano (Spa) -12 S Kjeldsen (Den), A Scott (Aus)
Selected others:-10 L Westwood, R Fisher -9 M Laird -8 S Webster -7 G Ogilvy (Aus), E Els (RSA), D Clarke, MA Jimenez (Spa) -6 K Ferrie, D Lynn, J Donaldson

Martin Kaymer

Highlights - Kaymer wins Scottish Open

Germany's Martin Kaymer stormed to victory at the Scottish Open after a two-under-par fourth round at Loch Lomond left him 15-under overall.

Kaymer has now clinched back-to-back European Tour victories after his play-off success against Lee Westwood at the French Open last week.

Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin was joint second with Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano - two shots off the lead.

Westwood only managed par to finish five shots back along with Ross Fisher.

Westwood had carded a seven-under-par third round on Saturday to put himself in contention going into the final round but his charge never materialised.

Meanwhile, Fisher managed a four-under-par final round to drag himself back up the leaderboard.


The Englishman had made four-under-par in his second round but a par third round left him too far adrift to be involved at the top.

Kaymer, 24, earned £500,000 for his win in Scotland making it an extremely successful eight days after he picked up £565,000 in France last week.

The German, who won the European Tour Rookie of the Year in 2007, is now second to Englishman Paul Casey on the European Tour's money list.

He has also become the first player since Ian Woosnam in 1990 to win the two European Tour events before the Open, which starts Thursday.

"Everyone asks me about the third win in a row," said Kaymer.

Kaymer delighted to win in Scotland

"We are playing a major next week. And the field is going to be the best we have all year long.

"After last week and this week, I feel really good, my game is solid, so hopefully, I can keep it up."

Australia's Adam Scott underlined his return to form with a closing round of five under par to share fourth place with Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen but it was a miserable day for Retief Goosen.

The South African had started his final round only one shot adrift of overnight leader Fernandez-Castano and took the overall lead after back-to-back birdies on the 5th and 6th.

But the two-time US Open champion collapsed in spectacular fashion, dropping six shots between the7th and the 11th to fall out of contention.

He ended two over par, tied in sixth place with American Nick Watney.

Steve Webster finished seven shots off the lead but thrilled fans at Loch Lomond with a birdie-par-eagle-eagle run on the way to three under par in his final round.

Steve Webster
Webster recorded a hole in one at the par-three 5th hole

The 34-year-old Englishman, winner of the 2005 Italian Open and 2007 Portugal Masters, recorded a hole in one when his seven-iron effort rolled in at the 193-yard, par-three 5th.

Webster then claimed a three at the next hole when his 113-yard approach shot flew straight into the hole.

They were the first back-to-back eagles on the European Tour since Australian Kane Webber achieved the feat at the 2008 Ballantine's Championship in South Korea.

"I didn't actually see either of them go in," said Webster.

"It's one of those things I'll probably never do again. I was waiting for the crowd to react. It was an amazing feeling."

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see also
Kaymer develops winning habit
12 Jul 09 |  Golf
Westwood makes Scottish Open move
11 Jul 09 |  Golf
Goosen sets pace at Loch Lomond
10 Jul 09 |  Golf
Green eases to Scottish Open lead
09 Jul 09 |  Golf
Kaymer beats Westwood in play-off
05 Jul 09 |  Golf
Southern stars enjoy Loch Lomond
10 Jul 09 |  Golf
Golf leaderboard
16 Jul 09 |  Golf

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