Kaymer charges late for HSBC victory

Martin Kaymer began the final round of the World Golf Championship HSBC-Champions five shots off the lead. A superb play on the front nine out of a green side bunker would spark his run to finish with a nine-under 63, and charge to victory in Shanghai.

Carding six straight pars to begin round four is not the way to help yourself erase a five shot deficit when you're trying to win a golf tournament.

Kaymer needed a spark to his game, and needed it fast before it was too late.

The 26-year old German holed a bunker shot on the par -four sixth hole to give him his first birdie of the day -- Triggering a birdie barrage that would lead to a three shot victory over Fredrick Jacobson.

Kaymer would go on to finish the final round carding nine birdies over his final 12 holes on the Sheshan International course.

A great final round performance from Kaymer that for a while took the spotlight off of the off color, racist comments that garnered most of the head lines over the weekend, uttered by Adam Scott's caddy Steve Williams.

“I didn’t miss a lot of golf shots,” said Kaymer after his terrific performance.

“I just played really good golf, and I’m glad that it came together. Because the last few weeks, I played good golf but it has not happened yet."

"And this week, it was nice that it happened here, the World Golf Championship event.”

He could have gone a lot lower on his round actually. Kaymer missed a short birdie putt on No. 9, failed to take advantage on the par-five 14th and the short par-four 16th.

Finishing off the tournament at 20-under par, Kaymer set two WGC records in the process.

One of which, the lowest score in a final round of a WGC event since the series inception in 1999. As well as coming back from the largest deficit (five strokes) in a final round to claim victory.

With the victory, Kaymer vaulted to the No. 2 spot on the European Tour money list behind Luke Donald and into the fourth spot in the Official World Golf Rankings.

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