10. 10. 2010
A very memorable date we have got today and for Martin Kaymer from Germany it will become forever connected with his victory at the 10th Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Kaymer finished the fourth round with a total score of 17 under par and secured himself a victory with a comfortable three stroke lead.
Kaymer said: “It was always one of my dreams to win here at St Andrews. I can still remember my first day I came out here when I was an amateur and walking down the first hole, walking over the bridge, all of those things, they felt very special to me. It is very special for me to win here today in the home of golf. It has been a fantastic week.”
John Parry who managed to hold onto his lead for three rounds missed a few putts in the final round to finish three strokes behind Kaymer.
Parry commented: “I played good. A couple of 3-putts just cost me, lost all my momentum, and hit a bad shot and made a double-bogey to finish. I don’t know, it’s hard week to be pleased with the overall week. Just a little disappointed on the day but it was not easy.”
Lee Westwood finished 7 under par and did not reach for the first or second place which would have brought him the title of world’s best golfer replacing Tiger Woods. Asked to reflect on the week Westwood said: “Pretty happy with the week. Obviously not at my best physically, woke up this morning and it was hurting more than the other days. So all in all, I don’t suppose 7 under is too bad, is it?”
Asked about his assumed desire to grab the No. 1 by winning a tournament Westwood commented: “I’ll take it anyway. I’ve had a great year up until getting injured. Look at all of the World Ranking points I’ve won, I was leading the World Ranking points for this year by a mile before I got my injury.”
The 10th Alfred Dunhill Links Championship was a great event. We saw some spectacular golf played over the three courses. One of the highlights must be the historic albatross played by a South African Hennie Otto on the 3rd hole at Kingsbarns only to add albatross No. 4 into the Dunhill collection.
The fireworks which lit up the sky above St Andrews last night symbolically marked the nearing end of yet another great championship as well as the Scottish golfing season. However, no hibernation over the next few winter months is expected for golf enthusiasts !
Posted on June 6, 2011 by admin@golfcomms