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Golf: Kaymer shoots 63 to seize Players lead

Published on May 9, 2014 7:24 AM
 
Germany's Martin Kaymer birdied his last four holes to complete a record-tying nine-under par 63 opening round and seize a two-shot clubhouse lead Thursday at the US PGA Players Championship. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, United States (AFP) - Germany's Martin Kaymer birdied his last four holes to complete a record-tying nine-under par 63 opening round and seize a two-shot clubhouse lead Thursday at the US PGA Players Championship.

Kaymer, who began on the 10th tee, fired the lowest nine-hole score in Players history, a seven-under 29 on the front side at TPC Sawgrass.

Kaymer's 63 matched Fred Couples in 1992, Greg Norman in 1994 and Roberto Castro last year for the lowest round in the tournament's 40-year history.

That moved Kaymer, the 2010 PGA Championship winner, two strokes clear of American Russell Henley for the lead at the $10 million event with only the last few groups on the course.

 
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