May 11, 2014
By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM
- Martin Kaymer was third in greens hit and fourth in scrambling at THE PLAYERS. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Martin Kaymer won THE PLAYERS Championship behind some impressive ball-striking and stellar short-game play.
He finished third in greens hit at 75 percent while making par or better on 14 of his 18 missed greens for the week to rank fourth in scrambling.
Not surprisingly, some of the highest finishers had the best weeks around the greens at TPC Sawgrass. Four of the top five players in scrambling for the week finished in the top 6 at THE PLAYERS, including Jordan Spieth, David Hearn, Kaymer and Jim Furyk.
||Winner: Martin Kaymer
||290.3 (19)||B. Watson (306.1)
||64.29%, 36 of 56 (T39)||J. Peterson (80.36%, 45 of 56)||T59|
||.721 (19)||R. Henley (1.693)||T17|
|Greens in Regulation
||75.00%, 54 of 72 (3)||J. Hicks (77.78%, 56 of 72)||T17|
|Proximity to the hole||36'-4" (T45)||P. Perez (29-11)
|Scrambling||77.78%, 14 of 18 (4)||J. Spieth (82.61%, 19 of 23)||T4|