Kaymer captures title at Abu Dhabi

Jan. 20, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Twenty-three-year-old Martin Kaymer of Germany won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates Sunday -- his first European Tour Title.

Kaymer, who had led by six shots going into the final round, slipped to a 2-over-par 74 but still won by four at 15-under 273.

The young German was chosen as the tour's top rookie last year.

"It is just my second season on tour and it feels unbelievable that I can win this tournament," Kaymer said. "I felt the pressure early on and I made a couple of bogeys, but from there I was able to stick to my game plan."

Lee Westwood (70) and Henrik Stenson (71) tied for second at 11-under 277.

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