By Melanie Hauser, PGATOUR.COM
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.
— Four-under on his first four holes. Five-under on his first
seven. Martin Kaymer grinned just thinking about it. Shot to seven
inches at the first. A tap-in birdie at the second from five
inches. A long one -- 3 1/2 feet -- at the third. And an 18-inch
birdied at the fourth. "It was a fantastic start,'' said the former
world No. 1. "Unfortunately, it didn't last.'' Maybe not, but even
after three straight bogeys at the eighth, ninth and 10th and a
birdie at the 11th, he walked off the course 3-under when play was
called at 3-under for the day and 8-under for the tournament. Just
three shots off the on-the-course lead held by Nick Watney and
Graeme McDowell. He'll start the day Sunday play at the 13th tee.
"You just know you have to prepare for a long day,'' he said.