Superlative Kaymer Claims Title

Martin Kaymer augmented his lead in the Race to Dubai with a superlative final round of 66 at St.Andrews to claim a three-shot victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The German birdied the final two holes at the home of golf to hold off a firm challenge by England's Danny Willett as he finished on 17-under 271.

But there was distress for Lee Westwood who needed a top two finish to immediately dislodge Tiger Woods as world number one, but struggled to a one-over 73 for a tie for 11th.

Westwood, who has been harassed with a recurrence of a calf injury, then confirmed he will not play again until the end of the month at the latest.

But due to a peculiarity of the rankings, it could mean the Englishman will take over at the top in three weeks' time unless Woods changes his plans and enters a tournament before next month's HSBC Champions in China.

"It's just got more provoked and achy as the week has gone on," Westwood told Sky Sports after his round.

Kaymer, who claimed his first main title with victory at the PGA Championship, was winning his third straight tournament and again showed his cool under pressure.

"To be honest I think at the moment Lee Westwood is number one in the world," Kaymer said. "He plays incredible golf." Bookmark and Share