Grand Slam of Golf: Martin Kaymer beats Bubba Watson in play-off

Martin Kaymer birdies the first play-off hole to win Grand Slam of Golf
Martin Kaymer birdied the first play-off hole against Bubba Watson to win the Grand Slam of Golf
Grand Slam of Golf final round leaderboard
-6 M Kaymer (Ger); -6 B Watson (US); +2 R McIlroy (NI); +3 J Furyk (US)

Martin Kaymer birdied the first sudden death hole to pip Bubba Watson to the Grand Slam of Golf title in Bermuda.

The US Open champion sunk a seven-foot putt in the play-off while Watson missed from close range on the 18th.

Both men finished their rounds on six under, though Watson had held a two-shot lead standing on the 17th tee.

Rory McIlroy hit five bogeys and double-bogeyed the par-three 13th to finish on a disappointing two over par, while Jim Furyk finished on three over.

The annual 36-hole event features each year's four major champions, with Furyk invited because of Northern Ireland star McIlroy's double triumph in 2014.

Grand Slam of Golf 2014
Rory McIlroy - Open, US PGABubba Watson - Masters
Martin Kaymer - US OpenJim Furyk (invited)

Kaymer held a two-shot lead over Watson following the first round on Tuesday after carding a six-under-par round of 65.

The German hit four birdies and four bogeys in a level-par second round before holding his nerve in the play-off.

Masters champion Watson hit a run of birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th holes to take a two-shot lead, but a wayward tee shot at the next hole scuppered his chances as he dropped a shot on the par-five 17th.

Kaymer birded the same hole and both players parred the last to force the play-off.

Two nice approach shots to the 18th green set up a putting contest on the first play-off hole, and Watson was unable to follow in Kaymer's birdie, missing his attempt from five feet.

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