Kaymer hangs on to capture Players Championship

Martin Kaymer of Germany hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Players...

Martin Kaymer of Germany hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Players Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2014. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images/AFP)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:50 PM ET

It’s called the Fifth Major and it’s said to have the strongest field in golf, and Sunday at the Players Championship, it was the players with pedigree that rose to the top.

Former World No. 1 Martin Kaymer, who crumbled under the pressure of being the top-ranked golfer on the planet and nearly melted down following a rain delay at TPC Sawgrass, clung to victory as Jim Furyk looked on from the locker room.

Kaymer was cruising along nicely with a three-shot lead before the horn sounded because of storm activity in the Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., area, and when play resumed later, he made a double-bogey on 15 to bring Furyk back into it.


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