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The Tour Report

February 27 2011

2:09 PM

Kaymer and snood ready for Donald

MARANA,  Ariz. – OK. The snow that fell on Dove Mountain is all but melted so that leaves us time to ponder other things.

And the answer to the day’s most pressing fashion question is, yes, Martin Kaymer is wearing his “snood” again on Sunday.

About 30 minutes before he was to play Luke Donald for the title at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Kaymer was standing on the range, wearing a purple sweater and a wide white belt. The scarf, which is actually called a “Buff” and manufactured by a fly fishing company in Florida, is again wrapped around his neck as it was when it caused such a stir on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Kaymer was chatting with Fanny Sunesson, who once toted Nick Faldo’s bag and now works for Henrik Stenson. She’s been the new world No. 1’s  “coach” since 2008, although the two first met about seven years ago when Kaymer was an amateur and Sunesson was advising the German national team.

”She was talking about course management and strategy and some experience that she had with Nick Faldo, and I found it very interesting,” Kaymer said on Saturday. He says he learns by bouncing ideas off her.

“In the end of the day, I found the solutions by myself but only through talking to her. And the experience that she had and the right questions that she asked me, they made me to the golf player I am today. “

Luke Donald, clad all in black, was hitting balls about 10 feet away. Matt Kuchar, wearing a navy sweater, gray pants and white stocking cap, was next on the range, hitting beside his opponent in the consolation match, Bubba Watson.

Watson, dressed in gray slacks and sweater, was the first to leave the range, about 10 minutes before the scheduled 12:05 p.m. MT tip to his match. He amused himself as he walked off the range by tossing snowballs at Kuchar, who was leaning on his club, watching.

None of the snowballs came close to hitting their mark.